NASA Invests in Private Lunar Landing Technologies
11 Août, 2018, 05:42 | Auteur: Therese Cote
The funded projects seem to include much investment on lunar landings, including $23m between Blue Origin and the United Launch Alliance to test using cryogenic liquid as a method of propulsion for a lunar lander system. Contracts for these Phase II projects - chosen as a result of competitive evaluations and based on selection criteria provided in the solicitation - last for 24 months, with a maximum funding of $750,000.
This project will advance Frontier's Deep Space Engine (DSE) by flight demonstration as part of the first Astrobotic Peregrine Lunar Lander mission planned for 2020.
One of NASA's longtime partners, United Launch Alliance, will get almost $14 million for a cryogenic upper stage system, which could be used in a lunar lander as well, and a system for mid-air retrieval on a vehicle returning to Earth from orbital velocity.
Maxar Technologies' (NYSE: MAXR) SSL subsidiary will advance development work on electric propulsion and in-space xenon transfer capabilities under two awards with a combined value of $4 million.
NASA is looking to invest approximately $44 million in the technology.
CELSIUS is a system that can be installed on the surface of the cryogenic upper stage tank of a space launch vehicle to provide enhanced insulation capabilities and protection from meteoroids and debris.
Satellites use xenon gas to power their ion thrusters as they change course in their orbits. This will increase the efficiency and flexibility of future deep space missions. The project will demonstrate that in-space xenon transfer can be performed reliably in space.
Astrobotic Technology, Inc is the recipient of US$10 million to support a lunar technology demonstration mission for the Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN) sensor suite. Blue Origin received $13 million for a couple of deals - propulsion for landers on the Moon and sensors to help spacecraft land on any kind of surface on the Moon.
NASA AdministratorJim Bridenstine said in a statement, "These awards focus on technology collaborations with the commercial space sector that leverage emerging markets and capabilities to meet NASA's exploration goals". This will be integrated with altimetry sensors and subjected to flight tests at an altitude of 100 km (62 mi) aboard Blue Origin'sNew Shepard.
During his postgame press conference, 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan provided some minor updates on the status of four players. George Kittle (shoulder): Separated shoulder and will be out for the remainder of the preseason.
Asked whether he was "looking down your nose" at Mr Cunningham, Stokes replied he "might just be looking at the night sky". Mr Corsellis asked: "You don't remember any of the words of the homophobic abuse that you assert took place".
Richard Gere est également déjà papa puisque de son histoire d'amour avec Carey Lowell était né Homer, en 2000. La nouvelle n'a pas été confirmée officiellement, mais elle est déjà fort commentée sur les réseaux sociaux.
Ces dernières sont aussi intenses que les Perséides , mais cette période moins clémente de l'année les rend moins populaires. Comète: un astre de glace sale qui, en s'approchant du Soleil , dégage du gaz et de la poussière pour former une queue.
The definitive list of candidates is set to be announced on September 19 after each name is validated by CENI. By the close of registration on Wednesday evening, more than two dozen candidates had filed their candidacies.
Lewis Nelson, chairman of emergency medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, who was not involved with the case. It is possible to test positive for opiates, or morphine, because you consumed poppy seeds, said Dr.
Mr Chamisa wants the court to declare him the victor or call a fresh election, his lawyer told Reuters news agency on Friday. The constitution requires a losing presidential candidate to file a challenge within seven days of a victor being declared.
The Colombia worldwide was also linked with a switch to Manchester United , but he has opted for a move to Goodison Park. The winger, 20, wanted to leave for Red Bull Leipzig following a loan spell there last term, but Everton blocked it.
Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday
According to the American Astrological Society (AAS), partial solar eclipses can be very unsafe to look at with the naked eye. A unique aspect of partial eclipses is that the sun is closest to the horizon at the point of the greatest eclipse.
Ellie Goulding Is Engaged to Caspar Jopling
The Love Me Like You Do singer and her fiancé live together , and the couple split their time between NY and London. Ellie and Caspar confirmed their engagement in The Times' personal announcement section.
Messi named new Barcelona captain
Legitimising Barca's claim to nurturing talent over heavy expenditure, all four players are graduates of the famed La Masia . Sergio Busquets will be the vice-captain, with Gerard Pique and Sergi Roberto the third and fourth captains respectively.