NASA CubeSat Launches as Rideshare on ESA’s First Ariane 6 Rocket  – NASA

NASA CubeSat Launches as Rideshare on ESA’s First Ariane 6 Rocket  – NASA

NASA launched CURIE (CubeSat Radio Interferometry Experiment) as a rideshare payload on the inaugural flight of ESA’s (European Space Agency) Ariane 6 rocket, which launched at 4 p.m. GFT on July 9 from Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, in French Guiana. Designed by a team from the University of California, Berkeley, CURIE … Read more

Eight CubeSats Lift Off for NASA on Firefly Aerospace Rocket! – NASA

Eight CubeSats Lift Off for NASA on Firefly Aerospace Rocket! – NASA

As part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative, Firefly Aerospace launched eight small satellites on July 3 aboard the company’s Alpha rocket. Named “Noise of Summer,” the rocket successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 9:04 p.m. PDT. The CubeSat missions were designed by universities and NASA … Read more

NASA’s ELaNa 43 Prepares for Firefly Aerospace Launch – NASA

NASA’s ELaNa 43 Prepares for Firefly Aerospace Launch – NASA

NASA is readying for the launch of several small satellites to space, built with the help of students, educators, and researchers from across the country, as part of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. The ELaNa 43 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites 43) mission includes eight CubeSats flying on Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha rocket for its “Noise of … Read more

NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of NOAA GOES-U Launch – NASA

NASA Invites Public to Share Excitement of NOAA GOES-U Launch – NASA

NASA invites the public to participate in virtual activities and events leading up to the launch of the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) GOES-U (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-U) mission.  NASA is targeting a two-hour window opening at 5:16 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 25, for the launch of the weather satellite aboard a SpaceX Falcon … Read more

NASA CubeSats Loaded for Launch – NASA

NASA CubeSats Loaded for Launch – NASA

Eight CubeSats that are part of NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative have been integrated into Firefly Aerospace’s deployment hardware and are ready to be encapsulated into the payload fairing of Firefly’s Alpha rocket. The launch, named “Noise of Summer,” will lift off early this summer from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Space Force Base in … Read more

NASA Sets Launch Coverage for NOAA Weather Satellite – NASA

NASA Sets Launch Coverage for NOAA Weather Satellite – NASA

NASA will provide live coverage of prelaunch and launch activities for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) GOES-U (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite U) mission. The two-hour launch window opens at 5:16 p.m. EDT Tuesday, June 25, for the satellite’s launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space … Read more

NASA Launches Second Small Climate Satellite to Study Earth’s Poles – NASA

NASA Launches Second Small Climate Satellite to Study Earth’s Poles – NASA

The second of NASA’s PREFIRE (Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment) two satellites is communicating with ground controllers after launching at 3:15 p.m. NZST, Wednesday (11:15 p.m. EDT, June 4). Data from these two shoebox-size cube satellites, or CubeSats, will better predict how Earth’s ice, seas, and weather will change in a warming world … Read more

NASA’s Europa Clipper Unpacks in Florida – NASA

NASA’s Europa Clipper Unpacks in Florida – NASA

Crews rotated to vertical then lifted NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft from its protective shipping container after it arrived at the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF) at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 28. The spacecraft, which will collect data to help scientists determine if Jupiter’s icy moon Europa could support life, arrived … Read more

NASA, Partners Select Universities for CubeSat Summer Program – NASA

NASA, Partners Select Universities for CubeSat Summer Program – NASA

Eight university teams have been selected to work with NASA and the U.S. military to improve their small satellite proposals, ultimately increasing the possibility of flying their technology in space, and potentially launching their own careers in the space industry. NASA’s CSLI (CubeSat Launch Initiative) is partnering with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space … Read more

NASA Selects New Round of Candidates for CubeSat Missions to Station – NASA

NASA Selects New Round of Candidates for CubeSat Missions to Station – NASA

NASA selected 10 small research satellites across eight states to fly to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s efforts to expand education and science opportunities, support technology advancement, and provide for workforce development. These small satellites, or CubeSats, use a standard size and form measured in units. One unit (1U) is 10x10x11 … Read more