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 Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in La CaƱada Flintridge, near Los Angeles, California, USA, builds and operates unmanned spacecraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
JPL is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) managed and operated by Caltech under a contract with NASA.
In 1995 JPL once again got involved in propulsion design, issuing a contract to Wickman Spacecraft and Propulsion Company to develop a rocket engine and jet engine that could directly burn the Martian atmosphere of carbon dioxide.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jet_Propulsion_Laboratory   (704 words)

 GSRP - Centers
The primary role of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) within NASA is the exploration of the solar system, including planet Earth, by means of unmanned, autonomous spacecraft and instruments.
JPL scientists, technologists and engineers engaged in Earth atmosphere and geosciences, oceanography, planetary studies (including asteroid and comet), and solar, interplanetary, interstellar, and astrophysical disciplines.
Fundamental to the structure of JPL is the cooperation among the functions of research, science, advanced technology, and engineering of these operating divisions.
fellowships.hq.nasa.gov /gsrp/centers/detail.cfm?cntrID=JPL   (119 words)

 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
JPL was transferred from Army jurisdiction to NASA’s control in December 1958 shortly after the establishment of the new organization.
As JPL continued to grow, it entered upon what is affectionately known as “The Great Trailer Era.” The first Great Trailer Era at JPL began in 1970 with the purchase of 29,500 sq.
Jet propulsion is no longer the focus of JPL’s work, but the well-known name remains the same.
history.nasa.gov /centerhistories/jpl.htm   (651 words)

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As a visiting scientist to Caltech's Jet Propulsion LaboratoryJet Propulsion Laboratory, he contributed to the first Mariner missions to the planet Venus in the design and management of the project, which confirmed his views with the success of Mariner 2 in 1962.
Certain dramatic elements such as sounds in space, visible lasers in a vacuum, etc., are probably to be expected or even demanded by the casual viewer not deeply familiar with the real science involved, and any television or film SF producer must tread a gray line between...
The Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in La Ca?ada Flintridge, near Pasadena, California, USA, builds and operates unmanned spacecraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/J/Jet-Propulsion-Laboratory.htm   (838 words)

 Success Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
As a participant in this project, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California is currently developing a 640 MHz, 32 megachannel real-time polyphase-FFT spectrum analyzer.
The CDSP device is the first ASIC that the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Digital Projects group has created.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory is among the nearly 3,000 customers who include Logic Modeling's products in their board and system design environments.
www.synopsys.com /products/success/jpl.html   (1356 words)

 Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
JPL has responsibility for the Deep Space Network and has managed the Viking, Voyager, Galileo, and Mars Pathfinder missions, among many others.
JPL was founded by Theodore von Karman and Frank Malina in 1944 and was a focal point of American rocket development in World War II.
In 1958 it was became part of NASA and provided America’s first successful Earth satellite, Explorer 1.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/J/JPL.html   (174 words)

 Genesis : Search for Origins | JPL | NASA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Genesis samples are being analyzed with a host of new technologies and instrumentation in laboratories all over the world.
Laboratories at ASU are being used to clean, characterize, and analyze Genesis samples.
Igor Veryovkin, Argonne National Laboratory, has developed a new instrument design to measure solar wind atoms embedded in Genesis samples.
www.genesismission.org   (231 words)

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is responsible for a broad spectrum of space Science missions and instruments and plays a significant role in advancing the frontiers of space physics, astrophysics, and earth observation science.
The Laboratory is taking a new approach to space exploration in the form of smaller spacecraft, capable of autonomous operation, and costing and weighing significantly less than present designs.
JPL's SBIR Program will support the contributions of other JPL/NASA programs in acheiving these objectives.
sbir.jpl.nasa.gov   (78 words)

 Nondestructive Evaluation and Advanced Actuators Technologies
The JPL's Nondestructive Evaluation and Advanced Actuators (NDEAA) Technologies lab was established by Dr.
Yoseph Bar-Cohen in May 1991 and it is part of his JPL's Advanced Technologies Group.
JPL Unique Facilities and it is involved with
ndeaa.jpl.nasa.gov   (741 words)

 Ocean Surface Topography from Space
The latest image from NASA's Jason-1 satellite is updated every two weeks.
JPLs Dr. Josh Willis contributed to a study on ocean heat storage.
Ocean eddies at more than 1000 meters depth are revealed by remote sensing instruments including altimeters.
topex-www.jpl.nasa.gov   (57 words)

 JPL Robotics: Home Page
Here you'll find detailed descriptions of the activities of the Mobility and Robotic Systems Section, as well as related robotics efforts around the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Most of our major robot systems are described, as are the laboratory facilities in which they are developed and exercised.
Finally, to provide context to our current work, our charter is documented, the history of JPL robotics is described, and links to other related work are provided.
www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov   (384 words)

Food and beverages will be available, along with space souvenirs and NASA and JPL merchandise.
NASA's CloudSat and Calipso satellites were launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on missions to reveal the inner secrets of clouds and aerosols, tiny particles suspended in the air.
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is pleased to announce that the next Open House will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st, 2006 from 9am to 5pm both days.
education.jpl.nasa.gov   (253 words)

 NASA - JPL Home
Lemurs, those wide-eyed, active, monkey-like animals running around the island in the movie "Madagascar," are known for their ability to leap.
A robotic lemur being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory moves more slowly, but might someday take its own giant leap - by going into space with astronauts.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has snapped a picture of the bits and pieces making up Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3, which is continuing to break apart on its periodic journey around the sun.
www.nasa.gov /centers/jpl/home   (254 words)

 Deep Impact: Your First Look Inside a Comet!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine honored two JPL missions, the Deep Impact and the Cassini/Huygens teams in its 2006 Laurels awards in the Space Laurels category.
The Deep Impact team was honored for "the successful mission that scored a direct hit on the comet 9P/Tempel 1 to see what comets are made of, and left the flyby spacecraft to live another day.
Karen knew since she was very young that she would end up working in astronomy someday and there were lots of Star Trek episodes and evenings with her father watching the sky to help confirm that decision.
deepimpact.jpl.nasa.gov /home   (306 words)

 The Regional Planetary Image Facility at JPL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Here at the JPL Image Facility, we have most of the JPL press-released images, all of the historic mission photos in a variety of formats, and the press-released images from current missions.
Our document collection includes a good range of NASA and JPL missions.
We serve a wide variety of users including NASA/JPL Researchers, Scientists, Educators, the Press, and of course the public.
rpif.jpl.nasa.gov   (168 words)

 JPL's Frequency Standards Lab
The Frequency Standards Laboratory houses the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Lead Center for Frequency and Time.
The Laboratory supplies NASA's Deep Space Network (DSN) with the hardware, expertise and technology for state-of-the-art frequency standards, clocks, distribution networks, and time synchronization to enable deep space navigation and advanced radio science experiments.
The Laboratory is home to two Groups in JPL's Section 335.
horology.jpl.nasa.gov   (88 words)

 BEACON Library, Archives and Records Section
The JPL Library is happy to announce a new resource for information technology books: electronic books from NetLibrary at http://www.netlibrary.com.
The JPL subscription includes about 200 books on IT topics such as JAVA, PERL, C/C#, Linux, Microsoft Office applications, web development tools, and more.
In addition, our NetLibrary subscription also includes ebooks from Project Gutenberg and other books that are no longer under copyright protection.
beacon.jpl.nasa.gov   (214 words)

 Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory welcomes the public to its annual Open House on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, 2006, from 9 a.m.
Visit JPL's employment site to learn about fulltime and student positions.
+ JPL Open House: May 20 - 21
www.jpl.nasa.gov   (249 words)

 Jet Propulsion Laboratory (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Abstract: This paper will present a historical and technical overview of infrared detector technology and their applications at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory over the past few years.
The applications have been divided into three areas, ground based astronomy, earth observing and planetary exploration.
The paper intentionally focuses on work performed at There are currently two active ground based astronomy projects utilizing infrared arrays at JPL.
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /418540.html   (268 words)

Twenty-five years ago, on November 12, 1980 at 3:56 PM PST, the Voyager 1 spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn in mankind's first detailed reconnaissance of that giant planet.
One hour and 25 minutes later, the signal from that moment arrived at Earth, while the world waited in awe as picture after picture unfolded on monitors at JPL showing never-before-seen details of the Saturn, its rings and satellites.
Voyager remains NASA's most successful planetary mission as measured by total number of scientific discoveries.
voyager.jpl.nasa.gov   (319 words)

 NASA's Solar System Exploration: Education
The next time a quake occurs here on Earth, think of the many cosmic quakes occurring throughout the solar system and beyond.
Missions: This month, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Open House will happen May 20-21st in Pasadena, CA, USA.
A flyby of Saturn's moon Titan will also occur this month on May 20th.
solarsystem.nasa.gov /educ   (343 words)

 JPL Artificial Intelligence Group
You may still browse the text of the site, but for best results, please use a CSS enabled browser.
The Artificial Intelligence Group performs basic research in the areas of Artificial Intelligence Planning and Scheduling, with applications to science analysis, spacecraft commanding, deep space network operations, and space transportation systems.
www-aig.jpl.nasa.gov   (298 words)

 BEACON eSpace at Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
BEACON eSpace provides an open archive of externally published JPL-authored material.
The JPL Authors Database (1990+) contains most published journal articles by JPL authors.
If you have any comments or suggestions for this web site, please e-mail Jennifer Momjian or call 4-5540.
trs-new.jpl.nasa.gov /dspace   (86 words)

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