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HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP AND APTIV TO FORM AUTONOMOUS DRIVING JOINT VENTURE

Joint venture advances the development of production-ready autonomous driving systems for commercialization of Level 4 and 5 self-driving technologies

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NASA Commits to Long-term Artemis Missions with Orion Production Contract

NASA is setting in motion the Orion spacecraft production line to support as many as 12 Artemis missions, including the mission that will carry the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024. The agency has awarded the Orion Production and Operations Contract (OPOC) to Lockheed Martin of Littleton, Colorado. Spacecraft production for the Orion program, managed at…

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NASA to Air Rescheduled Launch, Capture of Cargo Ship to Space Station

A Japanese cargo spacecraft loaded with more than four tons of supplies, spare parts, and experiment hardware is scheduled to launch from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan to the International Space Station at 12:05 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 24 (1:05 a.m. Sept. 25 in Japan). Live coverage on NASA Television and the agency’s website will begin at 11:30 a.m. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)…

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Australian Government Commits to Join NASA in Lunar Exploration and Beyond

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his nation’s intention to join the United States’ Moon to Mars exploration approach, including NASA’s Artemis lunar program. The announcement took place at a ceremony Saturday at NASA Headquarters in Washington during which NASA Deputy Administrator, Jim Morhard, and Head of the Australian Space Agency, Megan Clark, signed a joint statement of intent….

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NASA Opens Accreditation for Launch of Mission to Explore Ionosphere

NASA has opened media accreditation for the launch of its Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) mission, targeted to be air-launched over the Atlantic Ocean on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket Wednesday, Oct. 9. Media prelaunch activities will take place at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and neighboring Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, with details of the activities to be announced…

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Hyundai Motor Group Develops Wearable Vest Exoskeleton to Alleviate Burden in Overhead Work

Hyundai Motor Group has developed new Vest EXoskeleton (VEX), a wearable robot created to assist industrial workers who spend long hours working in overhead environments. The VEX enhances productivity and reduces fatigue of industrial workers by imitating the movement of human joints to boost load support and mobility. The wearable vest has polycentric axis – combining multiple pivot points with…

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NASA Selects Proposals to Advance Understanding of Space Weather

NASA has selected three proposals for concept studies of missions that could help us better understand the dynamic space weather system driven by the Sun that manifests near Earth. The proposals examine what drives different parts of that system and ultimately could help us predict and mitigate its effects on spacecraft and astronauts, as NASA’s Artemis program looks to send…

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NASA Announces New Director of Langley Research Center

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday the selection of Clayton Turner as the next director of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Turner will assume the director’s position Monday, Sept. 30, when current Center Director David Bowles retires after 39 years with the agency. Since 2015, Turner has served as Langley’s deputy center director. As center director, he…

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Lockheed Martin’s Expertise in Hypersonic Flight Wins New Army Work

On August 29, the U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract at an estimated value of $347 million as part of a multi-year hypersonic weapons development in support of the Army’s focus in long-range precision strike missiles. As the prime contractor for the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) systems integration project, the Lockheed Martin-team will develop and integrate a…

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