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Cassini-Huygens Mission Status Report
06/11/04 9:04 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 721 Words

The spacecraft is operating normally and is in excellent health. "The maneuver is very critical for getting us into Saturn orbit because it is the first checkout of the bipropellant pressurization system after nearly five years of dormancy," said Todd Barber, propulsion engineer for Cassini at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

Katherine Noyes
Virtual Space Travel, Part 2: Surfing to Mars
06/14/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 1122 Words

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"In the '80s and '90s, I was one of many people who took the T-square away from drafting tables and handed drafters a mouse instead," Charles White, subject matter expert for virtual world technologies with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

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NASA Genesis Mission Returns with Piece of the Sun
08/19/04 7:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 689 Words

"These guys fly in some of Hollywood's biggest movies," said Don Sweetnam, Genesis project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory . "But this time, the Genesis capsule will be the star."

The Genesis capsule -- carrying the agency's first sample return since the...

Katherine Noyes
NASA's WISE Surveyor Sets Out to Illuminate Secrets of the Sky
12/14/09 1:19 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 795 Words

"WISE thundered overhead, lighting up the pre-dawn skies," said William Irace, the mission's project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "All systems are looking good, and we are on our way to seeing the entire infrared sky better than ever before."...

Andrea Belz
NASA: From Kennedy to the Ming Dynasty
07/20/11 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 568 Words

The U.S. is ending 50 years of youthful, exuberant ambition for the reduced goals of middle age. (Disclaimer: I have served NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory for many years as a consultant on planning activities.)

Science Students at Sea
While the U.S.

Vivian Wagner
Terabits by Twisted Light: The Optical Communications Revolution
06/27/12 8:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 686 Words

To accomplish the feat, Willner -- along with colleagues from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , China, Pakistan and Israel -- manipulated eight beams of light, twisting each one into a helical shape and sending it through free space to a receiver in the lab.

Katherine Noyes
Curiosity Begins Capturing Martian Kodak Moments
08/07/12 5:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 789 Words

The mission is managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed, developed and assembled at JPL, which is a division of the California Institute of Technology.

Confirmation of Curiosity's successful landing came in...

Richard Adhikari
Earth-to-Moon Laser Tests Could Ignite New Era in Space Comms
08/30/13 9:56 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 639 Words

One is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California; however, it is for receiving transmissions only. The other, provided by the European Space Agency, is on the Spanish island of Tenerife off Africa's coast; it is capable of two-way communications.

The LLCD will...

David Halperin
NASA: Looking Back at Earth
12/06/03 2:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 984 Words

Designed in conjunction with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , MIT and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, ECCO aims to integrate real-time data transmitted from satellites and terrestrial observation. The new Altix system allows real-world modeling at a resolution never before possible. In fact, NASA's researchers...

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Scientists: The Latest Mac Converts
02/12/04 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1182 Words

Matt Golombek, a planetary geologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has used Apple machines since the Mac SE came out in the late 1980s. Golombek told the E-Commerce Times that 90 percent of his JPL colleagues also use Macs for a host of...

Jay Lyman
Cassini Spacecraft Approaches Saturn Orbit
06/30/04 7:47 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 705 Words

NASA engineers directing Cassini from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said they have programmed the spacecraft to carry on through any glitches or emergencies as it attempts the SOI, which NASA has said is the next most critical part of the mission, aside...

Kirk L. Kroeker
NASA's Aura Spacecraft Launches from Vandenberg
07/15/04 9:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 452 Words

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, developed and manages MLS and TES. HIRDLS was built by the United Kingdom and the United States.

OMI was built by the Netherlands and Finland in collaboration with NASA. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center manages the...

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NASA's Mars Rover Rolls into Martian Winter
08/06/04 2:05 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 749 Words

They will drive the rover backward on five wheels, rotating the sixth wheel only sparingly to ensure its availability for demanding terrain. "Driving may take us a little bit longer because it is like dragging an anchor," said Joe Melko, a rover engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ...

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Rocks Tell Stories: Spirit's First 90 Martian Days
08/19/04 8:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 648 Words

We don't know how much longer they'll keep working, but while they do we promise to keep them busy," said Jim Erickson, project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory .

Both rovers were equipped and targeted to collect evidence about past environmental history, especially...

ECT News Staff
NASA Extends Mars Rovers' Journey
09/22/04 8:02 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 371 Words

Team members at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California said they were relieved to have made it past the last couple of weeks. "Not only were communications disrupted, but the rovers were also going through the worst part of Mars southern-hemisphere winter...

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Rover Spies Metal Meteorite on Mars
01/20/05 8:44 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 357 Words

The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has found an iron meteorite, the first meteorite ever identified on another planet, according to officials with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena.

Spectrometers on Opportunity determined that the object, about the size of a basketball, is composed...

Susan B. Shor
Google Wins Another Mind Game
09/12/05 9:40 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 447 Words

Cerf said he will continue to work on the Interplanetary Internet project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The project aims to do for interplanetary communications what TCP/IP did for intraplanetary communications. Cerf will also stay on as an ICANN board member.


Katherine Noyes
Internet Patriarch Cerf Leaves ICANN, Sets Sights on Space Web
10/30/07 6:15 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 609 Words

He is working with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to establish standards for space communications similar to those for the Internet, according to reports.

ICANN is holding its 30th annual international public meeting this week in Los Angeles, and a tribute to 64-year-old Cerf is...

Katherine Noyes
Mars Water-Life Connection Tenuous, Scientists Say
06/23/08 1:38 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 682 Words

The Phoenix mission is led by Smith with project management at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and development partnership at Lockheed Martin in Denver. International contributions come from the Canadian Space Agency; the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland; the universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark;...

Walaika Haskins
NASA Tests New Deep Space Cyber-Net
11/20/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 569 Words

However, it was a team of engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., that used Disruption-Tolerant Networking (DTN) to transmit the images.

The DTN sends information using a method that differs from the normal Internet's Transmission-Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) communication suite,...

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