Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a research and development center and NASA field center in Pasadena, California.

The JPL is owned by NASA and managed by the nearby California Institute of Technology. The laboratory's primary function is the construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft, though it also conducts Earth-orbit and astronomy missions. It is also responsible for operating NASA's Deep Space Network.

Among the laboratory's major active projects are the Mars Science Laboratory mission, the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, the Dawn mission to the dwarf planet Ceres and asteroid Vesta, the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter, the NuSTAR X-ray telescope, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. It is also responsible for managing the JPL Small-Body Database, and provides physical data and lists of publications for all known small Solar System bodies.

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  • Ranger 9 lunar probe
  • Nasa--Office of Space Science and Applications
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  • Contracts
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  • Surveyor lunar probes
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  • Space flight--International cooperation
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  • Planetary exploration
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  • Position (title)
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  • Scout project
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  • United States, 00, US
  • Pasadena, CA, US