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Bright Highlands And Dark Plains
Pasadena CA (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
This is a perspective view of the surface of Saturn's moon Titan near the Huygens probe landing site that includes the bright-dark boundary between the bright highlands and lower dark plains.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Applied In Space Flights
Beijing (SPX) Dec 05, 2005
Traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used in counteracting space motion sickness in China's space flight missions. During space flight, there is up to a 50 percent chance for astronauts to feel space motion sickness.
Space Radar Advances And Application
Paris, France (ESA) Dec 05, 2005
Two images from a radar satellite are often a lot better than one. These orbiting sensors see through wind, rain and darkness and have another unique strength: combine two or more radar images of the same site together and a new dimension of information becomes accessible, including signs of otherwise invisible millimetre-scale ground motion.
Mitsubishi Electric To Supply ISRO With Provide Lithium Ion Battery For INSAT
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
Mitsubishi Electric has signed a contract with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to develop and manufacture a Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery for the INSAT satellite series, the Indian Space Agency's latest satellite platform.
Weekend Of Light Duties Ahead Of Busy Science Week
Houston TX (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
In the third month of a six-month mission, the International Space Station Expedition 12 crew worked this week on science experiments, maintenance and the setup of hardware for future activities.
Long Distances Measured With Picometer Accuracy
Gaithersburg, MD (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
A new laser-based method for measuring millimeter distances more accurately than ever before--with an uncertainty of 10 picometers (trillionths of a meter)--has been developed and demonstrated by a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
India Awaits Approval For Chandrayan Lunar Mission
Mumbai, India (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
India is awaiting clearance from the Bush administration for finalising an American payload on top of India's first ever unmanned moon mission, Chandrayan, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G Madhavan Nair said on Friday.
Spirit Making Progress In Climb Down Columbia Hills
Pasadena CA (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
Spirit is healthy and making good progress downhill. The short-term goal is to drive toward couple of interesting features dubbed "Comanche" and "Miami." A decision on which target to choose for close examination will be made after the drive images come down from sol 680 (Dec. 1, 2005).
NASA Announces Planetary Science Vehicle Competition
Santa Maria CA (SPX) Dec 05, 2005
NASA's Centennial Challenges program office, in collaboration with the California Space Education and Workforce Institute, Santa Maria, Calif., announced the Planetary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Challenge. This new $250,000 competition may significantly affect how science is conducted on planets and moons with atmospheres.
Intelsat And APT Satellite To Serve Asia Pacific
Hong Kong (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
Intelsat and APT Satellite have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to work together using their combined satellite fleets.
MSV Strengthens IP Position In Europe
Reston VA (SPX) Dec 01, 2005
Mobile Satellite Ventures have (MSV) announced that the European Patent Office issued a landmark patent to MSV, patent EP 1 350 344 B1, corresponding to U.S. patent 6,859,652 B2, which was issued earlier this year.
Designing The Missions Of The Future
Noordwijk, Netherlands (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
Action station, an asteroid is threatening our planet! The menace is real and a rapid response must be found.
Northrop Grumman Establishes New Space Exploration Organization
El Segundo CA (SPX) Dec 02, 2005
Northrop Grumman has created an organization dedicated to developing and executing the company's growing list of space exploration opportunities with NASA.
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