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Gas giant spacecraft all gassed up

( -- The Juno spacecraft completed hydrazine fuel loading, oxidizer loading and final tank pressurizations this week, and now the complete propulsion system is ready for the trip to Jupiter. The spacecraft is ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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ARTEMIS spacecraft prepare for lunar orbit

( -- They've almost arrived. It took one and a half years, over 90 orbit maneuvers, and – wonderfully – many gravitational boosts and only the barest bit of fuel to move two spacecraft from their orbit ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Space Image: Endeavour's close up

( -- This image of the space shuttle Endeavour's starboard wing was taken by the Expedition 27 crew during a survey of the approaching STS-134 mission prior to docking with the International Space Station.

dateMay 20, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The search serpent: The next wave in robotics

How does one design a robot that maneuvers in three dimensions and navigates all manner of terrain? Those are the main challenges that Howie Choset at Carnegie Mellon University is attempting to tackle.

dateMay 17, 2011 in Robotics
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