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Technology Demonstration Missions Announced

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
August 22, 2011
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Communications, Navigation And In-Space Propulsion Technologies Selected For NASA Flight Demonstration
“NASA has selected three proposals as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities. The projects will develop and fly a space solar sail, deep space atomic clock, and space-based optical communications system.”
NASA Developing New Technologies for Deep Space Travel, Bobby Braun and Tom Kalil, OSTP
“Investments in research and technology are required to enable flight of NASA’s future missions. These same missions drive and sharpen NASA’s research and technology investment portfolio.”

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