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NASA Goddard to Host LunaNet University Day

September 23, 2019

Are you at a university and interested in participating in a collaborative partnership with NASA in lunar communications and navigation?

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LunaNet: A Flexible and Extensible Lunar Exploration Communication and Navigation Infrastructure

September 12, 2019

On June 11, 2019, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center presented LunaNet, a lunar communications and navigation architecture that will bring networking, position, navigation and timing (PNT) and science services to the Moon.

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Employee Spotlight: Melissa Diaz

August 30, 2019

Spending her days at the White Sands Complex in sunny Las Cruces, NM, Melissa Diaz boasts an enviable resume. She has clocked 16 years and counting at NASA supporting the Space Network (SN).

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NASA's Near Earth Network Proves Robust Capability For SeaHawk-1 and Future CubeSat Missions

August 20, 2019

In July, after the culmination of multiple tests, the Near Earth Network (NEN) made history by successfully tracking SeaHawk-1, the first ever CubeSat supported by the network, at a data rate of 50 megabits per second (Mbps). This is a much higher data rate than CubeSats can usually support, representing a huge step forward for the future of networking.

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An Odyssey at the Oscilloscope: NASA Intern Automates Optical Signal Processing

August 15, 2019

It’s 4 p.m. on a Friday, and Grace McFassel, a Space Communications and Navigation intern at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has barely been to her office all week. Instead, she has been huddled over her lab bench wearing a blue coat. She’s tethered to the bench by an ESD anti-static wrist strap, an essential accessory for anyone working closely with delicate electronics. As you’ve probably guessed by now, hers is no ordinary summer internship.