New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

Solar Arrays Attached & Tested on NASA’s Mars MAVEN Spacecraft

Earlier this week, the solar arrays that will help power MAVEN as it orbits the Red Planet underwent several successful tests inside Kennedy’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility (PHSF). A deployment test verified that the mechanisms of the four solar panels will release properly after the spacecraft separates from the Centaur upper stage of the spacecraft’s Atlas V rocket. A solar array illumination test verified the panels’ ability to generate power for the spacecraft. Also, a protective radome was installed over the high gain communications antenna which will relay data back to Earth via NASA’s Deep Space Network. MAVEN, for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, is the first spacecraft designed to take direct measurements of the Martian atmosphere. Liftoff is targeted for Nov. 18 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

Source: NASA Television

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