What GPS Might Have Been—and What It Could Become

What GPS Might Have Been—and What It Could Become Civilian and military GPS applications have become so ubiquitous, they are often considered routine appliances of daily life. These applications might not have been possible if early decisions about GPS had been made differently. John Langer, John Clark, and Thomas Powell   It is hard to […]  More »

Atlas V Delivers National Security Payload

An Atlas V rocket successfully launched a national security payload into orbit late Thursday night, Dec. 5, from Vandenberg Air Force Base.  More »


Headlines   Obama Outlines New Vision for NASA President Obama outlined a new strategic vision for NASA in a speech delivered at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 15, 2010. The president announced plans to increase NASA’s budget by $6 billion over the next five years to fund initiatives that include “robotic exploration of […]  More »

Searching for Life on Other Planets

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a space telescope that has been designed with the specific mission of locating and observing the most promising Earthlike planets in our celestial sky.  More »

Aerospace Plays Key Role in Transfer of Landsat-8 Satellite from NASA to USGS

Earlier this year, NASA transferred operational control of the Landsat-8 satellite to the U.S. Geological Survey, which marked the beginning of the satellite’s mission to extend a four-decade record of monitoring Earth’s landscape from space.  More »

Aerospace Experience Benefits Iridium Next

From the very beginning, Aerospace has been involved in the meticulous planning and development of the Iridium Next constellation.  More »

Aerospace Tests a Mars Lander at the Edge of Space

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

Atlas V Boosts Third AEHF to Orbit

An Atlas V rocket boosted the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite to orbit on Wednesday morning, Sept. 18.  More »

Aerospace Plays Major Role in NASA’s LADEE Mission

The inaugural launch of Orbital Sciences’ Minotaur V rocket on Sept. 6 carried the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft, a mission Aerospace has been supporting for NASA over the past five years.  More »

A Counting Conundrum

A U.S. government system to track objects in space is running out of digits, and a new system must be developed to fix the problem.  More »

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