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Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Navy Space-Based Orbital Debris Sensor Receives US Patent

Small orbital debris objects can threaten vital space-based assets. The Navy's patented compact debris detection device can detect debris in near real-time and provide essential trajectory data for future use. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Geospace Science and Technology Branch, received U.S. patent (#8976245), March 10, for the Optical Orbital Debri...
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Image - Critical NASA Research Returns to Earth Aboard US SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

Critical NASA Research Returns to Earth Aboard US SpaceX Dra...

SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 12:42 p.m. EDT Thursday with almost 3,100 pounds of NASA cargo from the International Space Station, including research on how spaceflight and microgravity affect the aging process and bone health. Dragon is the only space station resupply spacecraft able to return a significant amount of car...
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