List/Grid Tag Archives: NASA

NASA Finds 1st Exoplanet with Ball Aerospace’s Kepler Spacecraft

NASA Finds 1st Exoplanet with Ball Aerospace’s Kepler Spacecraft

NASA has discovered the first exoplanet with a repurposed version of the Ball Aerospace-developed Kepler spacecraft. Lead researcher Andrew Vanderburg studied data collected by Kepler in February during a K2 mission test… Read more »

Aerojet Rocketdyne Wraps Up Latest Tests on 3D-Printed CubeSat Propulsion System

Aerojet Rocketdyne Wraps Up Latest Tests on 3D-Printed CubeSat Propulsion System

Aerojet Rocketdyne has concluded a series of tests on a three-dimensional printed propulsion system to check engine throughput and propellant tank expulsions as the program moved forward to the qualification phase. The company said Monday it conducted… Read more »

John Borghese: Rockwell Collins to Lead NASA Aircraft Pilot Research Program

John Borghese: Rockwell Collins to Lead NASA Aircraft Pilot Research Program

Rockwell Collins will serve as lead research firm for NASA‘s Single Pilot Operations program under a contract to study automation, ground support and crew capacity technologies for commercial aircraft through the end… Read more »

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority to Help NASA Sustain Wallops Launch Site

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority to Help NASA Sustain Wallops Launch Site

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority has won a $49 million contract to help NASA maintain and support the space agency’s Wallops, Virginia-based flight facility. NASA said Wednesday it began to issue tasks… Read more »

Jim Sponnick: ULA to Launch Orbital’s Cygnus Cargo Delivery Spacecraft to ISS

Jim Sponnick: ULA to Launch Orbital’s Cygnus Cargo Delivery Spacecraft to ISS

United Launch Alliance has partnered with Orbital Sciences to provide launch services for the transportation of cargo to the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services program. ULA said Tuesday the agreement… Read more »

Lockheed Begins Post-Flight Orion Systems Analysis; Mike Hawes Comments

Lockheed Begins Post-Flight Orion Systems Analysis; Mike Hawes Comments

Lockheed Martin engineers have started to analyze data recorders and heat shield samples from the Orion capsule following its unmanned test flight and at-sea recovery on Monday. NASA and the… Read more »

Boeing Completes NASA Certification Baseline Review for Crew Transportation Systems; John Mulholland Comments

Boeing Completes NASA Certification Baseline Review for Crew Transportation Systems; John Mulholland Comments

Boeing has completed a certification baseline review of NASA‘s human space transportation systems as part of a series of preparations for crewed missions to the International Space Station. NASA approved the review to validate… Read more »

The GovCon Tech Makers, Service Firms Behind NASA’s 1st Orion Test Flight

The GovCon Tech Makers, Service Firms Behind NASA’s 1st Orion Test Flight

NASA took the first step Friday in what it hopes to be a new era for human space exploration as the agency sent the Orion capsule into a nearly four-hour… Read more »

NASA Preps for Orion Unmanned Test Flight Today; Richard Boitnott Comments

NASA Preps for Orion Unmanned Test Flight Today; Richard Boitnott Comments

NASA will launch the Lockheed Martin-built Orion unmanned spacecraft this week as part of the agency’s efforts to build capability for future space missions that would bring humans to Mars, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Tuesday…. Read more »

Boeing Reports Progress Toward CCtCap Certification Goal

Boeing Reports Progress Toward CCtCap Certification Goal

Boeing has passed a NASA certification baseline review the space agency conducted for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program. NASA said Monday this is the first of several Boeing must go through to complete… Read more »

Orbital Sciences to Build, Launch Satellite for NASA’s 2017 Ionospheric Research Mission

Orbital Sciences to Build, Launch Satellite for NASA’s 2017 Ionospheric Research Mission

NASA has awarded Orbital Sciences a contract to help the agency send an ionosphere-monitoring satellite to orbit in mid-2017 by using the company’s Pegasus rocket. Orbital said Monday it also… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Delivers Camera, Antenna Systems for Orion Spacecraft; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace Delivers Camera, Antenna Systems for Orion Spacecraft; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has supplied four phased array antennas and three cameras for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft. Orion’s antenna system is comprised of more than 5,000 components and… Read more »

Northrop Places Mesh Reflector on NASA Soil Moisture Research Satellite; Geoff Marks Cinnebts

Northrop Places Mesh Reflector on NASA Soil Moisture Research Satellite; Geoff Marks Cinnebts

Northrop Grumman has installed its AstroMesh Reflector on NASA‘s Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite ahead of SMAP’s launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January. The company said Friday it designed the mesh reflector to aid SMAP… Read more »

Frank Pace: General Atomics Sense and Avoid System Ready for Flight Tests

Frank Pace: General Atomics Sense and Avoid System Ready for Flight Tests

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has completed the proof-of-concept test phase for its sense and avoid system aboard a remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration and Honeywell to test the Predator… Read more »

Jorge Titinger: SGI Computing Tech to Support NASA Climate Research Data Work

Jorge Titinger: SGI Computing Tech to Support NASA Climate Research Data Work

SGI will provide its high-performance computing products to support the climate research and analysis activities of NASA‘s Center for Climate Simulation at Goddard Space Flight Center. The company said Monday NCCS… Read more »

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