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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

Design by Avatar
"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 ...

ECT News Science Desk
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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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."...

Jeffrey M. Kaplan
How Amazon Could Reshape More Industries in 2017
12/07/16 5:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 737 Words

The company also did a terrific job of demonstrating the broad-based appeal and versatility of its rapidly expanding service capabilities with new customer success stories from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory ; Matson, a leading ocean shipping carrier; leading SaaS vendors Salesforce.com and Workday; and...

David Jones
AWS Announces AI, Hybrid Cloud Innovations
12/03/16 10:35 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 688 Words

Leader of the Pack
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory presented a demo at re:Invent showing how AWS Greengrass is working with Rov-E, the agency's Remotely Operated Vehicle for Education. Technicolor is using AWS Greengrass for remote monitoring of set-top boxes, Connected Life tablets...

Richard Adhikari
NASA Advances Mission to Protect Earth From Asteroids
01/15/16 12:17 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 650 Words

Once an NEO is detected, the Center for NEO Studies at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory predicts and monitors its orbit.

Select NEOs are further characterized by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and interplanetary radar operated by NASA and the National...

Richard Adhikari
Found on Mars: Cool, Clear Water?
09/29/15 2:21 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 584 Words

Called "recurring slope lineae," the streaks are approximately the length of a football field, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory . They are believed to have been formed by the seasonal flow of water.

Lujendra Ojha of the Georgia Institute of Technology noticed these...

John P. Mello Jr.
Bill Closing Email Privacy Loophole Clears Committee
12/03/12 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1111 Words

Nov. 28: Employees at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory called on Congress to investigate a data breach at NASA that compromised background information gathered by the Department of Homeland Security on an unspecified number of workers. The unencrypted information was on a laptop stolen from a...

Richard Adhikari
Amazon Launches 'Profoundly Disruptive' Data Warehouse
11/29/12 7:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 585 Words

More than 20 customers, including Netflix and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have signed up for the preview, Amazon said.

Warehousing Optimized
Amazon RedShift offers a relational data warehouse platform that uses columnar storage and data compression to reduce the amount of input/output...

Rachelle Dragani
Curiosity Really Starts to Click
08/09/12 10:17 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 965 Words

"Next to the rover, you can see where the rocket thrust blew away some of the soil and revealed a harder material underneath," said Mike Malaska, a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory solar system ambassador. "That tells us that the firm material layer might not...

Ed Sutherland
Protecting NASA From Hackers Is Not Rocket Science, Say Analysts
03/05/12 12:23 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 695 Words

The space agency's computer network was breached 13 times in 2011 -- to the point where suspected Chinese hackers gained "full functional control" of computers used by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory," a government inspector general told congressional investigators. The agency spends just US$58 million...

Katherine Noyes
Voyager 1 Hurtling Through Solar System's Outer Limits
12/14/10 3:30 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1007 Words

'Termination Shock'
Launched back in 1977, the Voyager 1 is one of two twin spacecraft built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory primarily to collect data. Its twin, the Voyager 2, is not traveling as quickly and so is expected to reach a...

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,...

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;...

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...

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