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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.

Grace McFassel

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.

NASA summer intern Qaġġuna Tennessee Judkins

Rooting Space in Place: NASA Intern Employs Cultural Relevance in Outreach

July 08, 2019

“What is this?”

Qaġġuna Tennessee Judkins sat cross-legged on the floor of the Goddard Visitor Center and held a compass up to a circle of five eager summer campers. The students inched closer, their interest piqued by the unfamiliar device.

SCaN interns attend lectures by experts in their field.

Martian Mountains, Amateur Radio and Communications Architecture: Inspiring Interns

June 20, 2019

NASA internships are about more than completing a final project — they also strive to cultivate learning opportunities for the next generation of NASA professionals through lectures by experts in their fields. 

A team of interns at the 2019 Innovation Bootcamp.

Space Communications Interns Design and Pitch Hypothetical Missions

June 11, 2019

Creativity powers NASA innovation. To inspire the next generation of NASA professionals, the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Internship Project (SIP) at Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, provides students in the program with unique professional development opportunities that cultivate creativity.