Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Conduct a Final Mechanical Walkdown Prior to Spacecraft Integration with the Launch Vehicle
Independent mechanical walkdowns of spacecraft are sometimes credited with discovering discrepancies that could have interfered with mission success.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Electrical Short Circuits due to Tin Whiskers
An investigation into the cause of intermittent electrical shorts on the Cassini space probe over a six-year period determined they were most likely due to the presence of tin whiskers.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Orbiting Carbon Observatory Launch Vehicle Mishap Investigation Results
Failure of a launch vehicle payload fairing to separate during ascent resulted in the loss of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory satellite mission.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Proximate Cause of the SMAP Radar Failure
Testing and investigation identified an unexpected over-voltage condition as the proximate cause of failure of the radar instrument portion of the Soil Moisture Active Passive mission.
As InSight Winds Down, Discoveries Continue
Examination of data from the first seismometer on the surface of Mars just beginning.
Critical Knowledge inSight: Lessons from Complex Partnerships
Carefully designing a customer-facing management organization can build strong working relationships that help complex missions and programs succeed.
DART Takes Aim at Asteroid Moonlet
Mission will be first space test of kinetic impactor method.
E.Z. Science: Launching to Mars with NASA’s Perseverance Rover
Let’s talk about science! In the latest episode of #EZScience, learn about the upcoming launch of Perseverance. Dr. E and Dr. Z talk about the technological advancements of the newest Mars rover (and helicopter!). The premiere of this episode is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s Mars Day program.
E.Z. Science: Mars Perseverance Rover Will Look for Signs of Ancient Life
Let’s talk about science! In the latest episode of #EZScience, learn about the science behind NASA’s Perseverance rover that is targeted to launch to the Red Planet on July 30.