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The Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) will be the first in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) technology demonstration on Mars. Competitively selected in 2014, MOXIE will fly on the Mars 2020 rover in 2020, to land on Mars in 2021. Sponsored by HEOMD and the Space Technology ...
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The RadWorks project's overarching objective is the maturation and demonstration of affordable, enabling solutions to the radiation-related challenges presented to human exploration beyond Earth orbit. This technology is categorized as a hardware system for other applications. Since its inception in...
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The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) project is a NASA-industry partnership with Bigelow Aerospace (BA) that has developing the first human-rated expandable (also called "inflatable") space habitat for demonstration on the International Space Station (ISS). The partnership offers NASA subst...
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The AES Modular Power Systems (AMPS) project will infuse new technology into power systems and components and prove their capabilities through exploration-based ground demonstrations. AMPS will explore technologies that enable the development of modular power units which, when combined with standard...
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Traditionally, space communication systems have relied on dedicated point-to-point or single-hop relay links. Such links are not always available, often have long time delays, and are limited in number. A networked communication architecture is desired to support future space missions, as networked ...
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The Vegetable Production System (Veggie) was developed to be a simple, easily stowed, high growth volume, low resource facility capable of producing fresh vegetables on the International Space Station (ISS) for flight crew consumption and for scientists to conduct experiments to learn how to grow fo...
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Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, or NEA Scout, is a 6U CubeSat developed jointly between NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA selected NEA Scout as a candidate secondary payload for Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1), the first integrated (uncrewed) flight test of the Spac...
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The Advanced Exploration Systems' (AES) BioSentinel project will develop, prototype, integrate, test, and prepare for the first spaceflight mission of a broadly applicable small satellite-based instrument platform to autonomously perform a range of human-exploration-relevant life-science studies of ...
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Project Importance: Avionics and Software (A&S) are the foundation that enables the command, control, communications, and computing (C4) capabilities needed to operate a spacecraft and subsystems Project Goal: Define, implement and exercise an avionics architecture that is open-source, highly reliab...
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NASA has embarked on a path to implement a high power, higher resolution radar system to: •Track Near Earth Objects (NEOs)- asteroids and comets -100,000 times more accurately than optical telescopes, as part of a system to defend the Earth from major impacts. •Characterize the size, shape, spin rat...
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