Posts Tagged ‘Spacecraft’

New Horizons finally finished transmitting its Pluto data

This week marked the end of an era for NASA researchers, as the space agency’s New Horizons mission transmitted the last data collected during its history-making July 2015 flyby of the dwarf planet Pluto via downlink to the Deep Space Network  facility in Canberra, Australia. “The Pluto system data that New Horizons collected has amazed […]

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Last Bits of 2015 Pluto Flyby Data Received on Earth

Laurel MD (SPX) Oct 28, 2016

NASA’s New Horizons mission reached a major milestone this week when the last bits of science data from the Pluto flyby – stored on the spacecraft’s digital recorders since July 2015 – arrived safely on Earth.

Havin…

Juno Mission Exits Safe Mode, Performs Trim Maneuver

Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 28, 2016

NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter has left safe mode and has successfully completed a minor burn of its thruster engines in preparation for its next close flyby of Jupiter.

Mission controllers commanded Juno to ex…

Spacecraft operation for the next generation

Paris (ESA) Oct 28, 2016

When it comes to operating a spacecraft, there is just one simple rule: No spacecraft, no job! This is one of the first things that students were taught at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre a few days ago. Betw…

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