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NASA Launches APL’s Planetary Science Balloon; Andy Cheng Comments

NASA Launches APL’s Planetary Science Balloon; Andy Cheng Comments

NASA has launched the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory-built Balloon Observation Platform for Planetary Science into space in order to study solar system objects. The spacecraft took off from the Fort… Read more »

Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft Enters Final Integration Phase; Michael Hawes Comments

Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft Enters Final Integration Phase; Michael Hawes Comments

Lockheed Martin and NASA have transferred the Orion spacecraft to the agency’s launch abort system facility at Kennedy Space Center. The company will integrate Orion with the launch abort system after Lockheed completes the ammonia, hydrazine and… Read more »

NASA Starts Commercial Resupply Services Program’s 2nd Round; William Gerstenmaier Comments

NASA Starts Commercial Resupply Services Program’s 2nd Round; William Gerstenmaier Comments

NASA has released a second request for proposals through its commercial space program for more companies to launch logistical and research payloads and help send supplies to the International Space Station. The Commercial Resupply… Read more »

Boeing Subcontracts Dynetics to Build SLS Hardware, Simulators; David King Comments

Boeing Subcontracts Dynetics to Build SLS Hardware, Simulators; David King Comments

Boeing has chosen aerospace engineering firm Dynetics to provide a thrust vector control exhaust gas heat exchanger and three structural simulators for the NASA Space Launch System program. Dynetics said… Read more »

Joseph Comberiate: APL Builds Model to Track RF Interference From ‘Space Bubbles’

Joseph Comberiate: APL Builds Model to Track RF Interference From ‘Space Bubbles’

Phycisists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have developed a computer model to predict how radio interference source in the atmosphere could affect communications. APL physicists designed the model to detect the… Read more »

NASA Taps Airware to Develop UAS Traffic Management System

NASA Taps Airware to Develop UAS Traffic Management System

NASA has joined forces with Airware to come up with a framework to manage airspace for unmanned aircraft systems. The company said Sept. 11 that it will rely on its… Read more »

Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars’ Orbit; Charles Bolden Comments

Lockheed-Built MAVEN Spacecraft Enters Mars’ Orbit; Charles Bolden Comments

Lockheed Martin and NASA have confirmed that the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has entered Mars’ orbit as they prepare for MAVEN’s primary mission to collect data on gases in the planet’s upper atmosphere…. Read more »

SpaceX Launches 4th NASA Cargo Resupply Mission to Intl Space Station

SpaceX Launches 4th NASA Cargo Resupply Mission to Intl Space Station

NASA launched a SpaceX cargo ship on Sunday to deliver approximately 5,000 pounds of science experiments, technology and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon capsule launched… Read more »

Lockheed, NASA Prepare MAVEN to Enter Mars Orbit; Bruce Jakosky Comments

Lockheed, NASA Prepare MAVEN to Enter Mars Orbit; Bruce Jakosky Comments

Lockheed Martin flight controllers will oversee the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft’s health and safety functions as the company and NASA prepare for MAVEN to enter Mars’ orbit on Sunday. MAVEN’s orbital insertion concludes its 10-month… Read more »

Jim Reagan on The SI’s Shift to ‘Vencore’ and Integration of QinetiQ’s US Services Arm

Jim Reagan on The SI’s Shift to ‘Vencore’ and Integration of QinetiQ’s US Services Arm

Jim Reagan, chief financial officer at Vencore, brings nearly two decades of financial leadership to his role at the technology services contractor and oversees the company’s fiscal support functions. Vencore,formerly known… Read more »

Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has completed environment testing for the second of four advanced baseline imagers for the government’s next-generation weather satellite. The imager payload will be attached to the National Oceanic and… Read more »

Report: ULA, Blue Origin Form Rocket Engine Development Team

Report: ULA, Blue Origin Form Rocket Engine Development Team

United Launch Alliance will announce on Wednesday a collaboration with Blue Origin to develop and offer a rocket engine for U.S. space programs, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal writes the… Read more »

Surrey Subsidiary to Research Landsat Sensor Alternatives; Doug Gerull Comments

Surrey Subsidiary to Research Landsat Sensor Alternatives; Doug Gerull Comments

Surrey Satellite Technology US will conduct a study on sustainable land imaging reduced instrument envelope as an alternative to the current Landsat imaging sensors under a new contract from NASA‘s Goddard Space… Read more »

NASA Introduces Welding Tech for Heavy-Lift Rocket; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA Introduces Welding Tech for Heavy-Lift Rocket; Charles Bolden Comments

NASA demonstrated a 170-foot welding platform for the Space Launch System at a ceremony held Friday at the agency’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Vertical Assembly Center is… Read more »

NASA Extends Wyle’s NASA Space Crew Support Contract

NASA Extends Wyle’s NASA Space Crew Support Contract

Wyle‘s science, technology and engineering business unit in Houston has received a $75 million contract modification from NASA for continued support to the Johnson Space Center’s human health and performance directorate. The modification brings… Read more »

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