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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Team Competes at 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Robotics Team Competes at 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition

The 2015 Arizona VEX U Competition was held on Feb. 28 at the Arizona State University campus. Twelve members of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University VEX Robotics Team and their faculty advisor Dr. Joel Schipper attended the event. The team competed with two robots, a small robot named Spike and a large robot named Monstrosity. [More]
NASA's Rover Opportunity Completes Marathon Journey on Mars in Roughly 11 Years

NASA's Rover Opportunity Completes Marathon Journey on Mars in Roughly 11 Years

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday -- 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months. [More]
Curiosity Mars Rover Uses Robotic Arm to Sieve and Deliver Rock-Powder Sample

Curiosity Mars Rover Uses Robotic Arm to Sieve and Deliver Rock-Powder Sample

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover used its robotic arm Wednesday, March 11, to sieve and deliver a rock-powder sample to an onboard instrument. The sample was collected last month before the team temporarily suspended rover arm movement pending analysis of a short circuit. [More]
Early Results from MAVEN, Rosetta Missions to be Presented at 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Early Results from MAVEN, Rosetta Missions to be Presented at 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

NASA researchers and other scientists will present early science results from the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, ESA’s (European Space Agency’s) Rosetta mission, and an exploration of the evolution of Mars’ climate and atmosphere during the 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 16-20. [More]
Lockheed Martin Integrates AEHF Satellite’s Propulsion Core and Payload Module Ahead of Schedule

Lockheed Martin Integrates AEHF Satellite’s Propulsion Core and Payload Module Ahead of Schedule

Lockheed Martin has successfully integrated the propulsion core and payload module for the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite nearly five months ahead of schedule. [More]
Scientists at University of Denver Contribute to the Orion Space Project

Scientists at University of Denver Contribute to the Orion Space Project

Teddy Long (MS ’13) says the rocket was about three miles away as he sat with his wife in the Kennedy Space Center in December to watch the first test launch of the Orion space capsule — NASA’s effort to put humans on Mars. [More]
Curiosity Robot Detects Episodic Increase in Methane Concentration in Mars’ Atmosphere

Curiosity Robot Detects Episodic Increase in Methane Concentration in Mars’ Atmosphere

An article published this week in Science confirms the existence of methane fluctuations in the atmosphere of Mars, as a result of the detailed analysis of data sent during 605 soles or Martian days. The team of researchers that have elaborated this article includes Francisco Javier Martín-Torres, from the Andalusian Institute of Earth Sciences (CSIC-UGR) [More]
Kirobo Robot Astronaut to Return to Earth from the International Space Station

Kirobo Robot Astronaut to Return to Earth from the International Space Station

Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO: 4324) (ISIN: JP3551520004) (President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen) announced today that Kirobo, the robot astronaut that spent eighteen months aboard the International Space Station (ISS), is scheduled to return to Earth tomorrow. [More]
Robotic Flight Controllers Successfully Install NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System Aboard the ISS

Robotic Flight Controllers Successfully Install NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System Aboard the ISS

On Jan. 22, 2015, robotic flight controllers successfully installed NASA’s Cloud Aerosol Transport System (CATS) aboard the International Space Station through a robotic handoff — the first time one robotic arm on station has worked in concert with a second robotic arm. CATS will collect data about clouds, volcanic ash plumes and tiny airborne particles that can help improve our understanding of aerosol and cloud interactions and improve the accuracy of climate change models. [More]
Consumer Electronics Association Extends Support to New UAS “Know Before You Fly” Safety Campaign

Consumer Electronics Association Extends Support to New UAS “Know Before You Fly” Safety Campaign

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced its support of the new UAS safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” today during the 2015 International CES®. The campaign provides prospective operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. [More]