Year 8 / Temporary Issue D4
Monday / 28 April 2008
 
Credit: NASA
'Ares 5 Astronomy Workshop' At NASA Ames Research Center In CA Over Weekend Will Discuss Opportunities For Next-Generation Space Telescopes; Scientists, Engineers To Examine Potential Objectives Including All Wavelengths Of Light Spectrum, Cosmic Rays; Ares 5 Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle Being Developed For Constellation Moon Program, Will Allow Launch Of Larger Observatories (8-10 M Fairing), Lower Cost
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Discovery STS-124 scheduled to roll out to launch pad 39A at KSC for launch on 31 May to ISS; briefing in TX on 1 May
ESA Jules Verne ATV boosted ISS recently for arrival of Discovery in early Jun; 12 min, 15 sec engine firing on Fri
NASA Ames signs agreement with m2mi Corp to develop nanosats for space commercialization, telecommunications
China developing lunar rover for 2013 lunar lander mission; Shanghai Science & Tech Commission leading rover effort
SpaceX awarded up to US$1B NASA launch services contract for Falcon 1, 9 rocket launches through Dec 2012
Japan unveiled model of H2 Transfer Vehicle recently; ISS cargo carrier debut launch next summer via H-2B rocket
NM Spaceport America tax approved by Sierra County voters; next step is 'tax county' with Dona Ana, Otero counties
ESA soliciting proposals for US$786,500 study for pressurized lunar rover to be deployed via NASA Altair lander
India PSLV to boost 10 satellites Mon; Cartosat-2A remote sensing sat, IMS-1 3rd world sat, 8 nanosats from Canada, Europe
NASA Lunar Science Institute at Ames in CA hosts 'Lunar Science Conference' on 20-23 Jul; science of, on, from Moon
NORCAT '5th Annual Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium' on 8-11 Jun in Montreal, Canada
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