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41. LPSC 2011: Day 3: Moon, Mars, and Venus

(Web Page; Tue Nov 12 19:11:00 CST 2013)

Wednesday, March 9, at the 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference included sessions on Martian sediments; Deep Impact's Hartley 2 flyby; the lunar crust; impact experiments; and Venus science. I'm thankful to Ted Stryk for sending m...

Description: Wednesday morning included some interesting conversations. Notably, I spoke with Pamela Gay, who is responsible for the MoonZoo citizen science program and who is presently working on developing a site through which the public will be able to help search for potential Kuiper belt objects for the New Horizons mission to encounter after the Pluto flyby.

42. Venus, and the Moon, and Atlantis, and ISS, and Magellan

(Web Page; Mon Sep 21 14:04:00 CDT 2015)

Pam Chadbourne, one of the many engineers who made the Magellan Radar Mapper mission possible, sent this note out to Magellan team members this morning, and graciously permitted me to post it here. (Specifically, Pam was Flight Software ...

Description: Pam Chadbourne, one of the many engineers who made the Magellan Radar Mapper mission possible, sent this note out to Magellan team members this morning, and graciously permitted me to post it here.

43. What's up in the solar system for the week of May 19

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

It's time to check in on what's going on with our trusty robots around the solar system.This week, Phoenix lands on Mars! Phoenix is expected to land on May 25, 2008, at 23:38:32 UTC (16:38:32 PDT) according to the spacecraft's clock. ...

Description: What's up in the solar system for the week of May 19

44. What's up in the solar system

(Web Page; Wed Aug 29 15:51:00 CDT 2012)

Because of Phoenix I've been unable to get to my weekly roundup of solar system activities. Here's an abbreviated version, just to check in on the activities of the last two or three weeks.Cassini is very, very close to the end of its p...

Description: What's up in the solar system

45. Europe Bypasses Solar System for Upcoming Science Missions

(Web Page; Wed Nov 06 20:44:00 CST 2013)

In September I wrote about the European Space Agency’s competition to select its next two large (~€1B) science missions. While many exciting solar system concepts were included, ESA’s management selected X-ray and gravit...

Description: The European Space Agency has selected two astrophysics observatories as its next large science missions, overlooking every proposed planetary mission. ESA's current selection of planetary missions, however, means it will still be a major player in solar system exploration for the next two decades.

46. More Venus transits in 2012

(Web Page; Thu Jan 25 12:56:00 CST 2018)

Introduction: transits of Venus are rare events for people bound to Earth. James Burke tipped me to the story about plans to observe transits of Venus as seen from other planets, which, of course, happen on different dates. Jay Pasachoff...

Description: A transit of Venus as seen from Jupiter may be observed by Hubble on September 20 and a transit of Venus as seen from Saturn will be observed by Cassini on December 21.

47. DPS meeting: Saturday: Studying extrasolar planets with planetary spacecraft

(Web Page; Mon Apr 23 02:01:00 CDT 2012)

I'll be writing quite a bit about the annual meeting of the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS) of the American Astronomical Society this week; see this post for an introduction.One of the first sessions at DPS was on results from the E...

Description: DPS meeting: Saturday: Studying extrasolar planets with planetary spacecraft

48. This year's Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award recipient is...me!

(Web Page; Mon Oct 14 16:08:00 CDT 2013)

(My alternate working title for this post was: "Kermit YAAAAAAAY!") I was driving home from the Mars Science Laboratory site selection workshop yesterday when I got a thrilling call informing me that I've been awarded the 2011 Jonat...

Description: I was driving home from the Mars Science Laboratory site selection workshop yesterday when I got a thrilling call informing me that I've been awarded the 2011 Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award.

49. Russia's Venera-D mission (DPS-EPSC 2011)

(Web Page; Sun Feb 09 18:34:00 CST 2014)

During the afternoon poster session at the Division of Planetary Sciences / European Planetary Science Congress meeting, I had a long talk with Ludmila Zasova (IKI) about Russia's Venera-D mission to Venus. It has been pushed back to 201...

Description: During the afternoon poster session at the Division of Planetary Sciences / European Planetary Science Congress meeting, I had a long talk with Ludmila Zasova (IKI) about Russia's Venera-D mission to Venus.

50. Update: Getting Started

(Web Page; Thu Jul 10 14:24:00 CDT 2014)

The Planetary Society solar sail team is working to try again to fly the world’s first solar sail spacecraft. With a tested spacecraft design, almost all flight components available, and at least two attractive launch vehicle possi...

Description: The Planetary Society solar sail team is working to try again to fly the world’s first solar sail spacecraft.

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