Aerospace Tests a Mars Lander at the Edge of Space

Aerospace scientists are designing and testing a low-cost vehicle for exploring Mars.  More »

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In Brief: News & Notes Aerospace Supports Iridium NEXT Iridium Satellite Communications Inc. is planning to field its next generation of communication satellites known as Iridium NEXT. Aerospace has been playing an important role in moving the project forward. Iridium NEXT will be the largest constellation of its kind, said Karl Baker, senior project leader […]  More »


Headlines In Defense of the Planet Earth has been struck by asteroids numerous times in its history—sometimes with devastating effects. Is another major collision overdue? The International Academy of Astronautics held a conference in May 2011 to explore the potential of an asteroid collision and the prospects for avoiding such disasters. William Ailor, principal scientist […]  More »

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Aerospace Supports New Weather Satellite The National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP), a new NASA weather satellite, launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on a Delta II rocket October 28, 2011. The satellite, precursor to the Joint Polar Satellite System, is equipped with sensors that will observe the ozone layer, atmospheric temperatures, […]  More »