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Sols 4222-4224: A Particularly Prickly Power Puzzle

By |2024-06-21T21:06:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

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NASA’s SLS Rocket: Block 1 vs. Block 1B Configuration

By |2024-06-21T16:59:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

NASA/Kevin O’Brien NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket in the Block 1B cargo configuration will launch for the first time beginning with Artemis IV. This upgraded and more powerful SLS rocket will enable SLS to send over 38 metric tons (83,700 lbs.) to the Moon, including NASA’s Orion spacecraft and its crew, along with heavy [...]

Hypersonic Technology Project Overview

By |2024-06-21T16:37:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

2 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) A steel model of a hypersonic vehicle and sensor in front of a window in a wind tunnel labeled the 20 inch Mach 6 Tunnel. Vehicles that travel at hypersonic speeds fly faster than five times the speed of sound. NASA studies the fundamental [...]

Hypersonics Technical Challenges

By |2024-06-21T16:37:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

2 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) Launch of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation Program (HIFiRE) Flight 2 sounding rocket, a joint NASA-Air Force Research Laboratory flight experiment, May 1, 2012.Credit: AFRL Technical Challenges (TCs) are finite-duration research and development endeavors supporting the strategic goals of NASA. The Hypersonic Technology [...]

Hypersonic Research Topics

By |2024-06-21T16:36:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

2 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) A wireframe image of an aircraft being designed.NASA The Hypersonic Technology project is divided into four research topic areas. The first research topic is system-level design, analysis, and validation, which explores the impacts of technologies on vehicle performance. The second and third topics focus [...]

NASA’s ELaNa 43 Prepares for Firefly Aerospace Launch

By |2024-06-21T14:37:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

A Satellite for Optimal Control and Imaging (SOC-i) CubeSat awaits integration at Firefly’s Payload Processing Facility at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California on Thursday, June 6, 2024. SOC-i, along with several other CubeSats, will launch to space on an Alpha rocket during NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 43 mission as part of the agency’s [...]

NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of NOAA GOES-U Launch

By |2024-06-21T13:52:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

Crews transport NOAA’s (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-U) from the Astrotech Space Operations facility to the SpaceX hangar at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida beginning on Friday, June 14, 2024, with the operation finishing early Saturday, June 15, 2024. NASA/Ben Smegelsky NASA invites the public [...]

Contracts and Acquisition Integrity Law

By |2024-06-21T13:05:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

About In its functional leadership role, the Contracts and Acquisition Integrity Law Practice Group supports policy-level interactions with other elements of Government; provides specialized guidance and advice to the Offices of the General Counsel at NASA Field Centers regarding contract award, administration and litigation matters; and develops and coordinates NASA legal policy in these areas.  [...]

Acquisition Integrity Program

By |2024-06-21T13:01:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

In its functional leadership role, the Acquisition and Integrity Program (AIP) supports policy-level interactions with other governmental agencies combating procurement fraud. This Program provides specialized guidance and advice to the Office of the Chief Counsel at NASA Field Centers regarding procurement fraud matters; advises on affirmative litigation in the recovery of monies resulting from fraudulent [...]

Coordinating an Airborne Lab Across the Globe with NASA’s Earth Science Project Office

By |2024-06-21T11:25:00-04:00June 21st, 2024|Categories: NASA News|Tags: , , , , , |

ASIA-AQ DC-8 aircraft flies over Bangkok, Thailand to monitor seasonal haze from fire smoke and urban pollution. Photo credit: Rafael Luis Méndez Peña. Tracking the spread of harmful air pollutants across large regions requires aircraft, satellites, and diverse team of scientists. NASA’s global interest in the threat of air pollution extends into Asia, where it [...]

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