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12/11/2009 Southwest Research Institute's integrated avionics control NASA's WISE spacecraft

WISE will use infrared light to scan the sky using sensitivity hundreds of times greater than ever before

12/10/2009 Cassini closes in on the centuries-old mystery of Saturn's moon Iapetus

Analyses suggest migrating ice, dust may explain unusual appearance

11/02/2009 San Antonio Water System joins Energy Research Alliance of San Antonio

Alliance promotes conventional, alternative and renewable energy solutions

10/23/2009 Conference outlines suborbital research opportunities

Atmospheric science, astrophysics, solar physics and other space science topics to be discussed

10/15/2009 First IBEX maps reveal fascinating interactions occurring at the edge of the solar system

Global view of the interstellar boundary builds on point measurements provided by Voyager spacecraft

10/08/2009 WorldView-2 satellite features key processing electronics from SwRI

CTIF builds on SwRI's record of more than 50 mission systems with no on-orbit failures

09/22/2009 Radar map of buried Mars layers matches climate cycles

MRO's Shallow Radar instrument studying north-polar layered deposits

09/17/2009 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter's LAMP shedding light on permanently shadowed regions of the Moon

Lyman alpha emissions will aid LAMP as it seeks water frost on the Moon's surface

08/18/2009 New Army laboratory will support next-generation ground vehicles

Facility designed, constructed using “green” building guidelines

08/11/2009 Southwest Research Institute organizes first NASTAR Suborbital Space Scientist Training course for future research astronauts

SwRI leading a program providing training for prospective scientist-astronauts

08/05/2009 SwRI-developed coatings technology earns 2009 R&D 100 Award

R&D Magazine awards Plasma Enhanced Magnetron Sputter technology top 100 recognition

07/16/2009 Primitive asteroids in the main asteroid belt may have formed far from the Sun

Research findings published in July 16 issue of Nature

06/24/2009 New instrument has potential to detect water deep underground on Mars

MTDEM uses iduction to generate and receive electromagnetic signals that detect water beneath the planet surface

06/18/2009 IBEX spacecraft detects fast neutral hydrogen coming from the moon, gives insight to particle "recycling" processes in space

IBEX-Hi instrument measures atoms at speeds of half a million to 2.5 million mph

06/18/2009 Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission enters implementation phase

MMS will investigate magnetic reconnection, launch scheduled for 2014