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Autonomous Systems and Robotics
Enabling complex systems through the development of technologies that can adapt in response to changing conditions, knowledge, and constraints
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Collaborative & Assistant Systems
Technologies and systems to manage specialized technical information for NASA missions, programs, and projects
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Discovery and Systems Health
Tools and methods for systems health management, large-scale science and aeronautical data analysis, and data mining
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Robust Software Engineering
Increased software quality, reliability, and productivity through research done in the context of NASA applications
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First Free-Flying Astrobee Robot Powered Up on the International Space Station
On Tuesday, April 30th, the first Astrobee free-flying robot — "Bumble Bee" — was unpacked and powered up aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Anne McClain had the honor ...
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Diagnostics & Prognostics Group Members Mentor Students in NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars Program
Diagnostic & Prognostic research group members George Gorospe and Dr. Chetan Kulkarni mentored students and judged robotic competitions in support of the NASA community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program. Over ...
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Astrobee Free-Flying Robots Delivered to International Space Station
The first two Astrobee free-flyers, Honey and Bumble, along with the Docking Station spares kit, launched on the Northrup Grumman 11 (NG-11) rocket from Wallops Flight Facility on April 17. ...
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Jay Trimble Presents Human Landing System Concept of Operations to Return Humans to the Moon
Jay Trimble presented the concept of operations for the Human Landing System (HLS) to return humans to the Moon at the Advanced Cislunar Surface Capability (ACSC) Human Landing System (HLS) ...
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Jay Trimble Visits Astrobotic in Support of Their Commercial Lunar Lander Development
In March, Jay Trimble made a second trip to Astrobotic to support development of their mission operations and ground data systems plan for their commercial lunar lander. Jay is supporting ...
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Decision Support Group Members Conduct Webinar on Trajectory Option Set Generation Software
Under NASA-funded work supporting Integrated Demand Management (IDM), MOSAIC ATM has developed Trajectory Option Set (TOS) generation software. A webinar on the capabilities of the TOS software was held on ...
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