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NASA, Air Force Seek Next Generation Space Processor Program

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WASHINGTON — NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., are requesting research and development proposals to define the type of spacecraft computing needed for future missions.

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Investing in Technology to Enable the Future: NASA Creates Space Technology Mission Directorate

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WASHINGTON — As part of the Obama Administration’s recognition of the critical role that space technology and innovation will play in enabling both future space missions and bettering life here on Earth, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has announced the creation of the Space Technology Mission Directorate. The directorate will be a catalyst [...]

NASA Calls for Proposals for Miniaturized Electrospray Propulsion Technologies

In a similar manner to ion thrusters, such as this one from the Deep Space-1 mission, electrospray technologies are low-thrust methods of propulsion and might be useful for fine maneuvers of future satellites. Photo Credit: NASA

NASA’s Space Technology Program is calling for proposals to develop miniaturized electrospray propulsion technologies which could revolutionise the [...]

NASA Selects Experimental Commercial Suborbital Flight Payloads

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In yet another effort to strengthen ties with emerging commercial space companies, NASA has tapped 13 technology payloads to fly on commercial vehicles as part of its Flight Opportunities program. These range from rockets and space planes to balloons. NASA hopes that these flights will allow those participating [...]

NASA Issues 2013 Call for Visionary Advanced Technology Concepts

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WASHINGTON — NASA’s Space Technology Program is looking for visionary advanced concepts. This year’s annual call for NASA’s Innovative Advanced Concepts Program (NIAC) is seeking proposals for revolutionary concepts with the potential to transform future aerospace missions. Proposed concepts should enable new missions or significantly improve current approaches to achieve aerospace objectives. [...]

NASA's Getting Ready for an Exciting Decade on Mars

Curiosity’s tracks on Mars. Something we might should see more of on a different part of the planet within the next ten years. Photo Credit: NASA/JPL

It seems Curiosity is doing great things both on Mars and on Earth. Just four months into a two-year primary mission, President Obama is seeking to capitalize on [...]

Atomic Clock project Will Bring Better Navigation, More Data for Exploration Missions

This is a laboratory mock-up of Deep Space Atomic Clock. It does not contain flight components, but is a rough representation of what DSAC will look like when it flies. Photo credit: NASA/JPL

A new NASA technology demonstration mission, the Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, promises to improve data gathering and navigation for [...]