ASK OCE — April 4, 2006 — Vol. 1, 1 Issue 7 On April 6, 1965, NASA launched the world’s first commercial communications satellite Intelsat I (a.k.a. Early Bird) into a geosynchronous orbit above earth.
ASK OCE — April 4, 2006 — Vol. 1, 1 Issue 7 NASA’s Space Technology 5 (ST5) successfully launched on March 22, 2006, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on a Pegasus XL rocket. ST5 is testing new micro-spacecraft technologies and operations’ techniques. The three spacecraft will conduct science validation using measurements of the […]
ASK OCE — April 4, 2006 — Vol. 1, 1 Issue 7 Highlights of Recent Publications and Awards LaRC Team Uses GPS for Measurement of Earth’s Surface Reflectivity Langley researchers Stephen J. Katzberg, Omar Torres, and Michael S. Grant and Dallas Masters of Colorado University published the results of the first use of calibrated […]
ASK OCE — April 4, 2006 — Vol. 1, 1 Issue 7 Great goals require great transformations. After President Kennedy challenged the nation in 1961 to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade, it became apparent that NASA would have to quicken its pace to meet this goal.
ASK OCE — April 4, 2006 — Vol. 1, 1 Issue 7 U.S. Spaceports “If you build it, they will come.” A growing number of private companies, government agencies, and industry organizations are taking that sentiment to heart by aggressively acting on plans to construct, enhance, and further the use of spaceports in a […]
ASK OCE — April 4, 2006 — Vol. 1, 1 Issue 7 By Chris Scolese In this issue we examine some of the highlights of NASA’s past from the Apollo program and the Intelsat I partnership.