Tuesday, August 4, 2020

NASA partners SETI Institute on planetary protection

Must Read

Now you can use Google Chrome to quickly create PDF

New Delhi, Aug 3 : You can now easily create a free Adobe Acrobat PDF from any Microsoft Office...

Sushant’s sisters mourn the absence of their brother on rakhi

Mumbai: While the country celebrates Rakhsha Bandhan, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput appears to miss their brother.The three sisters...

Do not allow IPL in Dubai, CAIT urges Shah, Jaishankar

New Delhi, Aug 3 : A day after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided...

Washington: NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a $4.7 million contract to support current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.

The five-year contract began on July 1, NASA said on Friday.

Some of the upcoming NASA science missions that will be supported by this contract include the Mars 2020 and Europa Clipper missions, and preparations for NASA’s Mars Sample Return mission.

In addition, future human spaceflight exploration under NASA’s Artemis programme, such as the Gateway lunar orbital outpost, the Human Lander System, and Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, will be supported under this contract.

The SETI Institute will work with NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection (OPP) to provide technical reviews and recommendations and validate biological cleanliness on flight projects.

It will also provide training for NASA and its partners, as well as develop guidelines for implementation of NASA requirements, and disseminate information to stakeholders and the public.

“The depth of mission experience and breadth of knowledge on the SETI Institute team will help NASA meet the technical challenges of assuring forward and backward planetary protection on the anticipated path of human exploration from the Moon to Mars,” said Lisa Pratt, NASA’s planetary protection officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

The role of NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection is to promote responsible exploration of the solar system by protecting both Earth and mission destinations from biological contamination.

Planetary protection preserves environments, as well as the science, ensuring verifiable scientific exploration for extraterrestrial life.

Subscribe us on The Siasat Daily - Google News

Latest News

Now you can use Google Chrome to quickly create PDF

New Delhi, Aug 3 : You can now easily create a free Adobe Acrobat...

Sushant’s sisters mourn the absence of their brother on rakhi

Mumbai: While the country celebrates Rakhsha Bandhan, sister of Sushant Singh Rajput appears to miss their brother.The three sisters of Sushant Singh Rajput, Mitu...

Do not allow IPL in Dubai, CAIT urges Shah, Jaishankar

New Delhi, Aug 3 : A day after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) decided to hold the 13th edition...

No party at Sushant’s home on June 13: Mumbai Police Chief

Mumbai, Aug 3 : Setting all speculation to rest, Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on Monday said there was no party at the...

Akshay Kumar announces new film ‘Raksha Bandhan’

New Delhi: On the occasion of the festival of Raksha Bandhan, superstar Akshay Kumar on Monday announced his new film ‘Raksha Bandhan’ with director...

More Articles Like This