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Don’t Miss This JWST Micrometeoroid Mitigation Update

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JWST

NASA engineered the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to withstand continual bombardment from dust-sized particles moving at extreme velocities, known as micrometeoroid strikes. To date, JWST is averaging one to two strikes a month.

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Scintillating Quantum Dots May Hold the Key to High-Speed, Low-Cost X-Rays

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Scintilating Quantum Dots

Imagine if capturing an X-ray was as fast and simple as taking a digital photo. Now imagine being able to capture high-speed radiography videos with the same relative ease. 

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New System Receives and Searches NASA Advisories and GIDEP Notices

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NANADARTS

Want to search for NASA Advisories, Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) Notices and other similar documents on your own?

Up until now, if you wanted to search GIDEP, you either needed your own account or had to contact your center GIDEP representative. Now, if you are within the NASA firewall, you can search for GIDEP Notices and NASA Advisories yourself. 

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NEPP Partners With NSWC Crane

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NEPP
The NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging Program has a long history of partnering with businesses and organizations to foster knowledge on radiation and reliability of new electronic devices and related technologies. It has partnered with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (often referred to as Crane) for many years on different technologies.
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NASA Collaborates to Progress AM Efforts Both Nationally and Internationally

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Additive Manufacturing

These days 3-D printing is a fairly well-known concept, but in the design and Quality Assurance worlds, 3-D printing — aka Additive Manufacturing (AM) — is still in its infancy. There aren’t many policies guiding AM efforts at NASA, other government organizations or in industry, but the AM community is working hard to change that.

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Evaluation of Additively Manufactured Metals for Use in Oxygen Systems

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Manufactured Metal

NASA’s Office of Safety and Mission Assurance’s Nondestructive Evaluation program is leading a variety of agency initiatives to ensure the successful qualification of Additive Manufacturing products for deployment on future NASA missions.

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Goddard Develops Risk-Based Approach to Using Inherited Components

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Inherited Parts

Over the last seven years, Goddard Space Flight Center has experienced a massive increase in the use of inherited components, including flight-printed wiring assemblies.

An inherited component is one that either already exists or is built-to-print from an existing design. If these parts aren’t designed, manufactured, inspected, tested and delivered acceptably, they pose an elevated risk to missions.

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Project Review: MMOD Impacts Found on a Returned ISS Cover

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Orbital Debris Quarterly News

The July 2016 edition of Orbital Debris Quarterly News included an article on Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris impacts on an International Space Station cover. Continue reading for the full article. 

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Update: Orbital Debris Program Office to Procure Titan Transtage for Research

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Titan Transtage

NASA’s Orbital Debris Program Office is acquiring a Titan Transtage from the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group , commonly known as “The Boneyard,” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tuscon, Arizona, to conduct spectrographic inspections to better understand these historic spacecraft.

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Goddard Hosts MBE Workshop and Shares Model-Based Mission Assurance With MBE Community

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Goddard Hosts MBE Workshop and Shares Model-Based Mission Assurance to MBSE Community

On Feb. 17-18, Goddard Space Flight Center hosted its second Model-Based Engineering (MBE) workshop, which included an overview of MBE’s mission assurance counterpart, Model-Based Mission Assurance.

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MEO Looks to Identify Parent Body of Meteor Shower

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Meteor Shower

Not much is known about the Kappa Cygnid meteor shower, and NASA’s Meteoroid Environments Office (MEO) is working to rectify that.

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