Explorers

August 30, 2017

Cassini Spacecraft Nears Mission Finale August 30, 2017 – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is 17 days from its mission-ending dive into the atmosphere of Saturn. Its fateful plunge on September 15 is a foregone conclusion — an April 22 gravitational kick…

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…