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Is NICER/SEXTANT the first civilian “spacecraft” to determine it's own position in space without GPS or uplinked data?

Computers on board spacecraft can determine their positions using a combination of uplinked data from the ground and for those closer to Earth, GPS/GNSS. (See this answer and this question for ...
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What is the story behind NICER's mission patch?

The upcoming SpaceX launch with the apparently first re-use of a dragon capsule will bring with it the NICER array. NICER is a directional X-ray spectrometer with very precise timing capability. It ...
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How will NavCube (actually) be important for the XCOM testing and demonstration?

According to the NASA news article NASA’s NavCube Could Support an X-ray Communications Demonstration in Space — A NASA First: The new technology, called NavCube, combines NASA’s SpaceCube, a ...