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SEAKR Appoints Kent Lietzau To Lead Company’s Business Development

SEAKR Appoints Kent Lietzau to Lead Company’s Business Development. Image Credit: SEAKR

November 17, 2019 – SEAKR Engineering, Inc. (SEAKR) has appointed Kent Lietzau to lead Business Development for the expanding space electronics company. Lietzau will oversee growth in SEAKR’s commercial, civil and government business arenas. Read More

New Horizons Kuiper Belt Flyby Object Officially Named ‘Arrokoth’

Rev. Nick Miles, of the Pamunkey Tribe, opens the 2014 MU69/Arrokoth naming ceremony at NASA Headquarters with a traditional Algonquian song. Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

November 17, 2019 – In a fitting tribute to the farthest flyby ever conducted by spacecraft, the Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 has been officially named Arrokoth, a Native American term meaning “sky” in the Powhatan/Algonquian language. Read More

SwRI Demonstrates Balloon-Based Solar Observatory

Balloon Solar Observatory – SSIPP. Image Credit: Southwest Research Institute

November 17, 2019 – Southwest Research Institute successfully demonstrated a miniature solar observatory on a high-altitude balloon November 1. The SwRI Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) — a reusable, high-precision solar observatory about the size of a mini fridge and weighing 160 pounds — was carried by a stratospheric balloon, collecting 75 minutes of solar images in the proof-of-concept flight. Read More

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