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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Final discussion

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/02 10:39 CDT

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Final discussion

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Pretty picture: High-res color view of Prometheus and the F ring

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 11:23 CDT

Pretty picture: High-res color view of Prometheus and the F ring

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The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3 - Engineering and Safety

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/10/01 07:20 CDT

With the details of all four landing sites on the table, we started day 3 of the meeting by hearing from the engineers and several scientists about the properties of the ellipses, the risks for landing and the capabilities of the landing system.

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Division of Planetary Sciences meeting next week; Career Panel Sunday

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 04:58 CDT

Division of Planetary Sciences meeting next week; Career Panel Sunday

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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Engineering constraints

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 02:36 CDT

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 3: Engineering constraints

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Lou Friedman congratulates China

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 12:19 CDT

Lou Friedman congratulates China

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LightSail Update: The International Solar Sailing Symposium

Posted by Louis D. Friedman on 2010/10/01 12:00 CDT

Japan's IKAROS team stole the show at the International Solar Sailing Symposium in New York City, where they announced that their spacecraft had achieved controlled solar sail flight.

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Chang'E 2 launches to the Moon

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/10/01 11:31 CDT

Chang'E 2 launches to the Moon

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Join Our Galactic Quest for Exoplanets

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/09/30 06:07 CDT

Join Our Galactic Quest for Exoplanets

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Mars Climate Sounder Watches Mars Weather to Prepare for Curiosity Landing

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/30 12:46 CDT

Mars Climate Sounder Watches Mars Weather to Prepare for Curiosity Landing

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Bill Nye Connects with Space People at IAC

Posted by Susan Lendroth on 2010/09/30 12:23 CDT

The 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC)is being held in Prague in the Czech Republic, and Bill Nye is attending on behalf of the Planetary Society.

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Chang'E 2 launches in less than 24 hours, weather permitting

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/30 12:04 CDT

Chang'E 2 launches in less than 24 hours, weather permitting

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Mars Exploration Rovers Update: Spirit Snoozes through September , Opportunity Bolts Past Halfway Mark to Endeavour Crater

Posted by A.J.S. Rayl on 2010/09/30 12:00 CDT

As Opportunity picked up the pace to Endeavour Crater this month and crossed the halfway point on the long journey from Victoria Crater and Spirit continued sleeping in hibernation mode, the Mars Exploration Rovers chalked up their 81st month of what was supposed to have been just a three-month tour of the Red Planet.

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Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 2: Reports from Ryan Anderson

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/30 11:37 CDT

Fourth MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 2: Reports from Ryan Anderson

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Carnival of Space #171 and Planetary Radio on Science on the ISS

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/30 11:33 CDT

Carnival of Space #171 and Planetary Radio on Science on the ISS

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The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 2 - Holden

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/09/29 09:20 CDT

The second site that we discussed yesterday was Holden Crater, a 155 kilometer crater that formed right in the middle of a huge drainage system.

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The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 2 - Mawrth

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/09/29 07:20 CDT

Today was jam-packed with interesting stuff about Mawrth, Holden, and Eberswalde! I took tons of notes, and I will try to use those to assemble a coherent picture of what was presented and discussed today.

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What's up in the solar system in October 2010

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2010/09/29 01:34 CDT

What's up in the solar system in October 2010

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The 4th MSL Landing Site Workshop: Day 2 - Eberswalde

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2010/09/29 12:55 CDT

The final site of the four that we discussed yesterday was Eberswalde, which of course is interesting because of the big delta that is preserved in the western part of the crater.

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Mars Climate Sounder Watches Mars Weather to Prepare for Curiosity Landing

Posted by David Kass on 2010/09/29 12:00 CDT

Two weeks ago Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and Mars Climate Sounder (MCS) started a four-week campaign to support entry, descent, and landing phase for the next Mars rover, Mars Science Laboratory (or "Curiosity").

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