Topic: Solar Panels
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts and City Department leaders presented details of the Exit 8 Athletic Complex on Monday to a joint meeting of two City Council standing committees considering the proposal — Clarksville Parks & Recreation and Finance & Administration.
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s InSight lander has detected two strong, clear quakes originating in a location of Mars called Cerberus Fossae – the same place where two strong quakes were seen earlier in the mission.
The new quakes have magnitudes of 3.3 and 3.1; the previous quakes were magnitude 3.6 and 3.5. InSight has recorded over 500 quakes to date, but because of their clear signals, these are four of the best quake records for probing the interior of the planet.
As dust collects on the solar panels and winter comes to Elysium Planitia, the team is following a plan to reduce science operations in order to keep the lander safe.
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s InSight lander recently received a mission extension for another two years, giving it time to detect more quakes, dust devils, and other phenomena on the surface of Mars.
While the mission team plans to continue collecting data well into 2022, the increasing dustiness of the spacecraft’s solar panels and the onset of the Martian winter led to a decision to conserve power and temporarily limit the operation of its instruments.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program to hold Free Residential Solar Panel Webinar with CDE, CEMC
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program will host a free educational webinar for residents regarding solar panels.
The webinar will be held online on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 6:30pm.
The webinar seeks to provide residents with accurate information on solar panel use and the role they play in a whole-home energy system.
Pasadena, CA – With the launch period of NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover opening in 14 weeks, final preparations of the spacecraft continue at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
In the past week, the assembly, test and launch operations team completed important milestones, fueling the descent stage – also known as the sky crane – and attaching the Mars Helicopter, which will be the first aircraft in history to attempt power-controlled flight on another planet.
Over the weekend, 884 pounds (401 kilograms) of hydrazine monopropellant were loaded into the descent stage’s four fuel tanks.
Clarksville, TN – CDE Lightband has received a research grant by the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy & Efficiency Developments (DEED) program.
Nashville, TN – It shouldn’t be any guess as to which primary color is the U.S. Army’s favorite… GREEN! The various shades of earth tones in a soldier’s uniform reflects the terrain in which they operate.
Just as nature conceals soldiers from the enemy, they are devoted to protecting the U.S. homeland from harm. Over the last few months, the Tennessee National Guard has been making great strides to become a much greener organization.
Washington, D.C. – NASA has selected 363 proposals from small businesses and research institutions across 41 states to help advance the types of capabilities needed for those future missions, as well as to support the agency in other areas.
American businesses will help NASA land astronauts on the Moon in five years and establish a sustainable presence there, as part of the agency’s larger Moon to Mars exploration approach.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s next mission to Mars passed a key test Tuesday, extending the solar arrays that will power the InSight spacecraft once it lands on the Red Planet this November.
The test took place at Lockheed Martin Space just outside of Denver, where InSight was built and has been undergoing testing ahead of its launch. The mission is led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
“This is the last time we will see the spacecraft in landed configuration before it arrives at the Red Planet,” said Scott Daniels, Lockheed Martin InSight Assembly, Test and Launch Operations (ATLO) Manager.
Clarksville, TN – On sunny afternoons, the electric meter attached to the Austin Peay State University Hemlock Semiconductor Building won’t be breaking any speed records.
That’s because, in addition to the solar panels on the building’s roof, a new solar parking canopy in the neighboring 9th Street parking lot will feed even more of the sun’s energy into the electrical system, keeping utility costs down.
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