October 11, 2022

JPL’s Venus Aerial Robotic Balloon Prototype Aces Test Flights

Article Credit: JPL NASA A scaled-down version of the aerobot that could one day take to the Venusian skies successfully completed two Nevada test flights, marking a milestone for the project. The intense pressure, heat, and corrosive gases of Venus’ surface are enough to disable even the most robust spacecraft in a matter of […]
October 3, 2022

NOAA Completes FVR-55 Operations in Marine Stratocumulus Clouds to Measure Atmospheric Aerosol Properties needed to Improve Climate Model Simulations

ARTICLE AND FIGURES PROVIDED BY: KENNETH VIERRA (SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION/UXS RESEARCH TRANSITION OFFICE) AND PATRICIA QUINN (NOAA/PMEL) Scattering and absorption of solar radiation by atmospheric aerosol particles affect Earth’s radiation budget, including cooling at the Earth’s surface (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2014; NOAA Science Council Fact Sheet). Aerosols, Weather and Climate). Cooling can […]
July 6, 2022

Flight Opportunities Community of Practice

NSC was pleased to participate in the NASA Flight Opportunities Community of Practice event today to discuss high altitude flight test. Supporting SpaceWorks on this project was a complete success. Read More
May 16, 2022

Near Space Corporation Continues Support of NASA’s Balloon Program

Near Space Corporation is pleased to be partnered with Peraton for the NASA Balloon Operations Contract II (NBOC-II), which NASA competitively awarded to Peraton.  This is an outstanding win for our team.  NSC will provide personnel at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Palestine, Texas and further support Peraton to identify critical new […]