Explorers

RockSat-X Successfully Launches From NASA Wallops

August 14, 2017 – The RockSat-X student payload was successfully launched on a NASA Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 5:30 a.m. EDT, Sunday, August 13, from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The payload flew to an altitude of…

After-School Rocketry Program Takes Flight

August 3, 2017 – Jaquelyn Romano and Lucas Droste are going through a pre-launch checklist, looking over the rocket, its payload, and ground station equipment. The University of Colorado Boulder aerospace seniors are preparing for a key mission: STEM Education.…

August 1, 2017

SwRI’s Small Satellite Mission Moves Forward August 1, 2017 – NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to further develop the concept for a small satellite mission to image the Sun’s outer corona. SwRI’s “Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and…

July 31, 2017

Summer In Saturn’s Northern Hemisphere July 31, 2017 – Saturn’s northern hemisphere reached its summer solstice in mid-2017, bringing continuous sunshine to the planet’s far north. The solstice took place on May 24, 2017. The Cassini mission is using the…

July 27, 2017

Cadets Showcase FalconSAT Program At Space Foundation Discovery Center July 27, 2017 – Cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were at the Space Foundation Discovery Center on July 25 to highlight progress on the…

July 20, 2017

Key Instrument For Next Mars Mission Arrives At Lockheed Martin July 20, 2017 – The prime science instrument for NASA’s next Mars spacecraft has arrived at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Littleton, Colorado. The seismometer provided by France’s national space…

July 19, 2017

PISCES And Honeybee Robotics Receive NASA STTR Grant To Develop In-Situ Resource Utilization July 19, 2017 – The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) and Honeybee Robotics, Ltd. have received a $118,690 NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)…