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Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Ozark Integrated Circuits Wins NASA Award to Develop an Ultraviolet Imager

NASA has awarded $754,000 to a University of Arkansas-affiliated technology firm to build a silicon-carbide-based ultraviolet imager prototype for planetary exploration and Earth observation from space, among other applications. Ozark Integrated Circuits Inc., which designs semiconductors at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park, will develop a complex photo-detecting microchip that can operate in temperatures ranging

Monday, May 9th, 2016

NASA Selects ASU Undergraduate ‘CubeSat’ Project to Measure Phoenix Urban Heat Islands

NASA has selected an Arizona State University undergraduate student team for a $200,000 grant to conduct hands-on flight research, through its NASA Space Grant Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP). The project, called “Phoenix,” is to design and build a small satellite, the size of a small loaf of bread, called a “3U CubeSat.” The satellite

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

NASA Welcomes New Director for its Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the selection of Michael Watkins as the new director of the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “President Thomas Rosenbaum and his leadership team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have made an outstanding choice in naming Dr. Michael M. Watkins

Monday, April 4th, 2016

NASA, Japan Make ASTER Earth Data Available At No Cost

Beginning today, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost. The public will have unlimited access to the complete 16-plus-year database for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

NASA Awards Contract for Atmospheric Science Research

NASA has awarded a contract to Science Systems and Applications, Inc. of Lanham, Maryland, to conduct atmospheric sciences support services for the Science Directorate at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, as well as for the broader Earth science community. The Science, Technology and Research Support Services (STARSS) III contract is a cost-plus-fixed-fee follow-on

Friday, March 25th, 2016

NASA Gets Down to Earth This Year With Globe-Spanning Expeditions

NASA is sending scientists around the world in 2016 – from the edge of the Greenland ice sheet to the coral reefs of the South Pacific – to delve into challenging questions about how our planet is changing and what impacts humans are having on it. While Earth science field experiments are nothing new for

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Federal Government Expands UAS Partnerships

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and key government agencies involved in unmanned aircraft operations are expanding participation in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Executive Committee (EXCOM). The committee provides federal agencies with a forum to share information and reduce redundancies on UAS research and development, and resolve policy and procedural issues on safe UAS integration

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Sentinel Data Wanted

ESA has agreed with NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Geological Survey (USGS) to make data available to them from the European Sentinel satellites. With the third Copernicus satellite, Sentinel-3A, recently launched, ESA has signed technical arrangements with these US agencies for accessing Sentinel data. These arrangements coordinate the technical implementation

Friday, March 11th, 2016

NASA Selects Instruments to Study Air Pollution, Tropical Cyclones

NASA has selected two proposals for new Earth science investigations that will put new instruments in low-Earth orbit to track harmful particulate air pollutants and study the development of tropical cyclones. Observations of small atmospheric aerosols from the Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols (MAIA) will be combined with health information to determine the toxicity of different

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

NASA Data Used to Track Groundwater in Pakistan

The vast farmlands of Pakistan — a country with an economy based on agriculture — rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals fed by glaciers and rain. But as population and urbanization boomed in recent decades, the country

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