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NASA’s SLS Launch

As NASA continues its plans to return humans to the Moon, the space agency recently went through the final preparations for the inaugural launch of their Space Launch System (SLS) rocket.

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A Space Station For All

Earlier this year, both NASA and the Chinese equivalent (CMSA) announced that they would be opening their respective space stations up for commercial use. The International Space Station (ISS), which is actively managed by NASA,…

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Updates From Perseverance

As NASA’s Perseverance rover approaches its 500th Sol on Mars, it continues to return images and science data. To-date, nearly 300,000 images have been returned for analysis by scientists and engineers working with JPL. Those…

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NASA’s Plans for 2023

The White House’s request for NASA’s 2023 budget is sizable. $ 26 billion, an 8% increase over the agency’s 2022 budget. What’s NASA planning to accomplish with those dollars?  Let’s take a look.

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Fixing Space with ISAM

A few weeks back, the White House released a 10-page PDF titled “In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing National Strategy”. Or, more commonly, ISAM. A 10-page PDF might not seem like a big deal, but the…

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The New Space Economy

The space economy is headed for a boom. With growing interests (and financing) from venture capitalists, capital investments and the government, it’s projected that the space economy could become a trillion-dollar field by 2040. Recently,…

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Join The Motiv Team!

From the Moon to Mars, robotic systems to astronauts and beyond, space exploration is rapidly expanding across our solar system. 2021 brought us the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, suborbital spaceflights, and a…

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Space Junk – A Birds Eye View

Space Junk – A Birds Eye View (Pasadena, California – August 6, 2021) As billionaires launch their own spaceships and modern-day space exploration grows, space junk is becoming a real issue. Tom McCarthy, Motiv Co-Founder…

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Perseverance’s First Flex

Perseverance’s First Flex (Pasadena, California – March 9, 2021) Which of us hasn’t taken a selfie while flexing?   144 million miles away, NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover just did the same thing.  Only, instead…

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The View from Mars

The View from Mars (Pasadena, California – March 1, 2021) Three days into its mission, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover captured a 360-degree panoramic view of its surroundings, in Jezero Crater – presumed to be…

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