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NASA's Ames Research Center located in Moffett Field, California. They’re going to launch new experiments into space aboard NASA's second Orbital Sciences Corporation Cygnus spacecraft. The agency's for second of eight planned cargo mission is $1.9 billion Commercial cargo resupply flight of the Orbital Science. Launching date is July 11, 2014 (Friday) at 10.40 am, launch coverage on NASA TV will begin at 10 am, it will arrive at the space station on Tuesday (July 15, 2014).
Smart SPHERES (Prototype):
SPHERES means Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites; it is one of the flying space robots. There using Google's "Project Tango" Smart SPHERES, because of 3-D sensor with multiple cameras. Smart SPHERES helps for 3-D mapping and navigation inside the space station. Smart SPHERES are developed and tested by Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Head quarters in Washington.
Type of mission is technology. TechEdSat means "Technical Education Satellite". This mission built by San Jose State University students in partnership with Ames Research Center and AAC Microtec. The goal of this mission is to, develop the requisite technologies for on-demand sample return capability from the ISS, and perform re-entry test flights and hard ware’s validation.