Tag Archives: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is Back in Operation After Glitch

Artist's impression of NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, en route to a January 2019 encounter with Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69. Credits: NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft sent to observe dwarf planet Pluto faced a glitch and went into automatic safe mode to protect itself, suspending its operations briefly. Since the antenna faced to Earth for instructions was alive, NASA said it could undertake restoring it to normalcy with signals from the Mission Operations Centre. The US space agency said New Horizons is ...

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Johns Hopkins Joins NASA’s JPL to Search for Alien Life on Jupiter’s Moon, Europa

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) will join a new NASA mission to explore the surface of Europa, the moon of Jupiter for alien life forms beneath the frozen surface. Jupiter’s icy moon, Europa, is considered one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for signs of life under its frozen ocean crust. Europa has ...

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NASA’s Solar Probe Plus Spacecraft Design Approved, Launch in July 2018

NASA’s challenging and ambitious Solar Probe Plus mission is inching closer to reality when the design of the spacecraft was approved by successfully by its Critical Design Review (CDR) panel recently. The independent NASA review board met at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Maryland to review the mission plan that was presented by APL, which will ...

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