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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corp Steps Up Legal Action Against NASA

Looks To Block Boeing And SpaceX From Proceeding With Spacecraft Until Contract Protest Is Resolved

Sierra Nevada Corp. was notably left out of the money when NASA announced that Boeing and SpaceX had won contracts to develop spacecraft which will one day carry astronauts to the International Space Station. But the Louisville, CO-based company is not going down without a (legal) fight.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives At Launch Site

Will Be Deployed From Vandenberg AFB In January

A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth's water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms -- soil moisture -- now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January.

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Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Space Research Institute Awards Fellowships To Five Scientists

Will Support Two Years Of Biomedical Space Research By Each Recipient

Five young scientists have received First Award Fellowships from the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). Through this two-year program, they will conduct research with the eventual aim of protecting astronaut health during long-duration spaceflights.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

DOD Awards Satellite Contract To Sierra Nevada Corporation

Four Scientific Payloads To Extend Understanding Of The Space Environment

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a contract to Sierra Nevada Space Systems to develop and build a next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite. Known as STPSat-5, the satellite is for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Space Test Program (STP).

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

NASA Mission Provides Its First Look At Martian Upper Atmosphere

MAVEN Spacecraft Shows Comprehensive Map Of Highly-Variable Ozone

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas.

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