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Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft Set for Dec. 4 Launch; Mark Geyer Comments

Lockheed-Built Orion Spacecraft Set for Dec. 4 Launch; Mark Geyer Comments

The Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft is set for space launch on Dec. 4 to test its heat shield, parachutes, avionics and attitude control systems. The spacecraft arrived at NASA‘s Space Launch Complex 37 at… Read more »

NASA, Lockheed Prep ‘Orion’ Spacecraft for Rollout to Launchpad

NASA, Lockheed Prep ‘Orion’ Spacecraft for Rollout to Launchpad

Preparations for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft’s December maiden flight from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will begin with its rollout from NASA’s Launch Abort System Facility on Nov. 10. The… Read more »

Lockheed, University of Arizona Partner to Operate UK’s Infrared Telescope; Matthew Bold Comments

Lockheed, University of Arizona Partner to Operate UK’s Infrared Telescope; Matthew Bold Comments

Lockheed Martin and the University of Arizona have teamed up to operate the United Kingdom’s Maunakea, Hawaii-based infrared telescope. The team will collaborate with NASA‘s Orbital Debris Program Office at the Johnson Space… Read more »

NASA, Lockheed Wrap Up Orion Spacecraft Assembly, System Evaluations

NASA, Lockheed Wrap Up Orion Spacecraft Assembly, System Evaluations

Lockheed Martin and NASA have moved another step closer to launching the Orion crew exploration vehicle following completion of production and assessment work on the spacecraft. The Lockheed-built Orion capsule… Read more »

Charles River Analytics to Help NASA Analysts Estimate Device Life; Avi Pfeffer Comments

Charles River Analytics to Help NASA Analysts Estimate Device Life; Avi Pfeffer Comments

Charles River Analytics will develop a probabilistic modeling system for NASA researchers to evaluate flight systems with a focus on aviation safety. NASA analysts will work to estimate the remaining useful life of… Read more »

Boeing Completes Crew Transportation System Tests for NASA

Boeing Completes Crew Transportation System Tests for NASA

Boeing has concluded the development and testing phase of a commercial crew transportation system the company built for NASA. The testing represents the final milestone for the the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket… Read more »

Bart De Pontieu: Lockheed-Led Team Observes Solar Atmospheric Activity With NASA’s IRIS

Bart De Pontieu: Lockheed-Led Team Observes Solar Atmospheric Activity With NASA’s IRIS

A Lockheed Martin-led team has discovered new information on the sun’s atmosphere through NASA‘s Interface Region Imaging Spectograph as part of a mission to study energy transfer and the impact of solar… Read more »

Ball Aerospace Tech Demo Mission to Fly 3 DoD Payloads

Ball Aerospace Tech Demo Mission to Fly 3 DoD Payloads

Ball Aerospace & Technologies and NASA will fly a set of experimental Defense Department scientific payloads on the planned Green Propellant Infusion Mission for 2016 under a $3.4 million payload integration contract. The company said… Read more »

Lockheed’s MAVEN Spacecraft Captures Martian Atmospheric Activity for NASA

Lockheed’s MAVEN Spacecraft Captures Martian Atmospheric Activity for NASA

Lockheed Martin‘s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution spacecraft has captured the first ultraviolet images of solar energetic particle activity and a layer of ozone in Mars’ atmosphere as part of a mission for NASA…. Read more »

Boeing, SpaceX Get NASA Green Light for Commercial Crew Contract Work

Boeing, SpaceX Get NASA Green Light for Commercial Crew Contract Work

Boeing and SpaceX have been told by NASA to continue work under the agency’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program to help transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The agency said Thursday it instructed the companies… Read more »

Mark Gray On His 1st 100 Days as ASRC Federal’s CEO, Firm’s Contract Vehicle Push

Mark Gray On His 1st 100 Days as ASRC Federal’s CEO, Firm’s Contract Vehicle Push

Mark Gray took the next step in his nearly three-decade GovCon career over the summer when he became president and CEO of ASRC Federal – the Greenbelt, Maryland-based subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional… Read more »

NASA: Gravity Anomalies on Moon May Indicate Ancient Volcanic Activity, Not Asteroid Impact

NASA: Gravity Anomalies on Moon May Indicate Ancient Volcanic Activity, Not Asteroid Impact

NASA has collected evidence that the topography of the Oceanus Procellarum region of the moon believed to be the result of an asteroid impact may have been caused instead by the formation of rift valleys. The agency said Wednesday… Read more »

Bob Cabana: NASA Readies Delta 4 Rocket for Orion’s December Flight Test

Bob Cabana: NASA Readies Delta 4 Rocket for Orion’s December Flight Test

A United Launch Alliance rocket has moved to a launch pad in Florida ahead of its December mission to carry the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft for an initial test flight…. Read more »

ATK, NASA Put Orion’s Launch Abort Motor Igniter Through Qualification Test; Charlie Precourt Comments

ATK, NASA Put Orion’s Launch Abort Motor Igniter Through Qualification Test; Charlie Precourt Comments

ATK and NASA have conducted a static test on the Orion crew transport spacecraft’s launch abort motor igniter at the company’s facility in Promontory, Utah as the company seeks to move toward… Read more »

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 »

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