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NASA Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop Solar Electric Propulsion for Deep Space Missions

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to design and develop an advanced solar electric propulsion (SEP) system that will serve as…

4 years ago

What Are The Uses Of Electromagnets?

Electromagnets, which rely on electrical current to generate magnetic fields, are used to powering everything from medical equipment to consumer…

4 years ago

Ion Propulsion: The Key to Deep Space Exploration

When we think of space travel, we tend to picture a massive rocket blasting off from Earth, with huge blast…

4 years ago

Dawn Starts Steep Descent to Most Dazzling Orbit of Ceres

The most dazzling views ever seen of dwarf planet Ceres and its mysterious bright spots are what’s on tap by…

4 years ago

2015: NASA’s Year of the Dwarf Planet

Together, the space probes Dawn and New Horizons have been in flight for a collective 17 years. One remained close…

5 years ago

Dawn gets Big Science Boost at Best Vesta Mapping Altitude

[/caption] NASA’s Dawn mission is getting a whopping boost in science observing time at the closest orbit around Asteroid Vesta…

8 years ago

Asteroid Vesta Floats in Space in High Resolution 3-D

[/caption] The giant Asteroid Vesta literally floats in space in a new high resolution 3-D image of the battered bodies…

8 years ago

Does Water Ice Lurk Beneath the Poles of Vesta ?

[/caption] The mysterious asteroid Vesta may well have more surprises in store. Despite past observations that Vesta would be nearly…

8 years ago

Rainbow of Colors Reveal Asteroid Vesta as More Like a Planet

[/caption] The giant Asteroid Vesta is among the most colorful bodies in our entire solar system and it appears to…

8 years ago