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NASA, partners test next phase of UAV traffic-management system - News

June 07, 2017
RENO-STEAD TEST RANGE, Nev. NASA and several aviation and industry partners report that they recently conducted successful tests of five different unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) demonstrating multiple operational scenarios, including parachute-initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations.

NASA selects three teams to explore UAS challenges, solutions - News

June 06, 2017
WASHINGTON. NASA has given the green light to three teams of researchers who have been working on solving issues encountered when using unmanned aircraft system (UASs): The teams will move forward and officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts. The teams, part of NASA?s Convergent Aeronautics Solutions (CAS), are expected to work on their solutions for 24 to 30 months.

NASA sounding rocket mission tests new technologies, sensors - News

May 16, 2017
NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. A sounding rocket launch from NASA?s Wallops Flight Facility during the early morning hours of May 16 is intended to provide the flight testing needed for 24 experiments and new technologies.

NASA chooses ASU ShadowCam to map moon's shadowed regions - News

May 10, 2017
TEMPE, Ariz. NASA has selected an instrument developed by a faculty member at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration and Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) to map the terrain and search for ice deposits in the moon's permanantly shadowed regions (PSRs).

Air Force X-37B space plane lands after record-breaking 718 days in orbit - News

May 08, 2017
NASA KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. The Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 (OTV-4) unmanned, reusable space plane landed at NASA?s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on May 7, 2017, after an unprecedented 718 days on-mission.

45th Space Wing supports SpaceX launch, retrieval of booster - News

May 02, 2017
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. The U.S. Air Force?s 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX?s successful May 1 launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASA?s Kennedy Space Center.

Vencore gains prime position on $98 million NGA contract - News

April 26, 2017
CHANTILLY, Va. Systems engineering and integration company Vencore announced that it has won a prime position on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Multi-Intelligence Analytical and Collection Support Services (MACSS) program. NGA serves as both a combat support agency and an intelligence agency of the U.S. government; it has as its primary mission collecting, analyzing, and distributing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) in support of national security.