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2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

2 Tucson-based projects are closer to probing the universe

OSIRIS-REx will grab a piece of an asteroid; the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope will explore the mysteries of the universe.

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Raytheon wins $350 million contract for SM-3 missiles

The Missile Defense Agency awarded Raytheon Co. $350 million to increase its procurement of Standard Missile-3 Block IB missiles from eight to 44.

March 06, 2014 3:35 pmLoading…

Raytheon in line for $3B missile-defense contract

The Pentagon plans to award Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems a contract worth up to $3 billion for production of the newest Standard Missile-3 ballistic missile interceptor.

October 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Curiosity rover confirms Martian air is mostly carbon dioxide

LOS ANGELES — The Curiosity rover has tasted Mars’ air: It’s made mostly of carbon dioxide with hints of other gases.

July 18, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…

Ocean satellite dies after 11-year mission

PASADENA, Calif. — Jason-1, a satellite that for more than a decade precisely tracked rising sea levels across a vast sweep of ocean and helped forecasters make better weather and climate predictions, has ended its useful life after circling the globe more than 53,500 times, NASA announced W…

July 03, 2013 4:02 pmLoading…

NASA’s veteran Mars rover driving to new spot

LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Opportunity rover is rolling across the Martian surface again, leaving behind a clay-rich rock in search of more discoveries.

June 07, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

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