List/Grid Tag Archives: NASA

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 »

NASA’s Mark Geyer: Orion Spacecraft Set for Flight Test in December

NASA’s Mark Geyer: Orion Spacecraft Set for Flight Test in December

NASA‘s engineers have completed work on the crew module on the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft, a move the agency says marks the end of work on all major components of Orion. The… Read more »

NASA to Unveil 170-Foot SLS Welding Platform at Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA to Unveil 170-Foot SLS Welding Platform at Michoud Assembly Facility

NASA has built a large machinery for assembling and testing components for the Space Launch System, a rocket the agency intends to use on manned missions to Mars or asteroids…. Read more »

John Vickers: NASA Tests Boeing-Made Composite Rocket Cryotank

John Vickers: NASA Tests Boeing-Made Composite Rocket Cryotank

NASA engineers have assessed a Boeing-built cryogenic fuel tank in a series of tests that simulated the physical stresses a rocket experiences during launch. Testing on the 5.5-meter composite cryotank… Read more »

John Shannon: Boeing Eyes 2016 Delivery of NASA ISS Docking System

John Shannon: Boeing Eyes 2016 Delivery of NASA ISS Docking System

Boeing will move forward on its work to build a fresh docking system for the International Space Station following completion of the technology’s critical design review. The company will design the NASA… Read more »

DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads

DynCorp-NASA Team Rebuilds WB-57 Aircraft to Carry New Payloads

DynCorp International has helped NASA rebuild the WB-57 aircraft as part of the agency’s Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support program in a move to revive the plane 40 years of extended storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base… Read more »

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Partners Discuss Progress on Commercial Space Vehicles

Kathy Lueders: NASA, Partners Discuss Progress on Commercial Space Vehicles

Four contractors met with NASA throughout July to discuss updates on space capsules they are developing under a second round of the agency’s Commercial Crew Development competition. NASA said Thursday… Read more »

Boeing Wraps Up CST-100 Design, Risk Evaluations

Boeing Wraps Up CST-100 Design, Risk Evaluations

Boeing has evaluated the safety features of a commercial spacecraft the company is building for NASA‘s human flight missions into low-Earth orbit. The company said Thursday it conducted the CST-100… Read more »

Frank Culbertson: Orbital Sciences-Built Capsule Returns From ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

Frank Culbertson: Orbital Sciences-Built Capsule Returns From ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

The Orbital Sciences-built Cygnus spacecraft has returned from its voyage to the International Space Station, where the cargo ship delivered 3,669 pounds of supplies for the ISS crew. Cygnus unberthed… Read more »

Johns Hopkins APL Picks Northrop Solar Probe Navigator for NASA Program; Bob Mehltretter Comments

Johns Hopkins APL Picks Northrop Solar Probe Navigator for NASA Program; Bob Mehltretter Comments

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has awarded Northrop Grumman a $3 million contract to supply the navigational system for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus satellite. Northrop will build the Scalable Space Inertial… Read more »

Terry Lorier: Aerojet Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Propulsion Tech Through Launch Abort, Hot Fire Tests

Terry Lorier: Aerojet Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Propulsion Tech Through Launch Abort, Hot Fire Tests

  Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished work on a service module propulsion system for a human spaceflight program that Boeing holds a contract with NASA for. Aerojet Rocketdyne built the service module… Read more »

Charlie Precourt: ATK, NASA Evaluate SLS Rocket Booster Design

Charlie Precourt: ATK, NASA Evaluate SLS Rocket Booster Design

A five-segment solid rocket booster that ATK built for NASA‘s Space Launch System has passed a critical design review and is deemed ready to go through a qualification test. “Achieving… Read more »

Larry Price: NASA, Navy, Lockheed Conduct Orion Spacecraft Retrieval Simulations

Larry Price: NASA, Navy, Lockheed Conduct Orion Spacecraft Retrieval Simulations

Lockheed Martin, NASA and the U.S. Navy have finished a second round of simulated ocean recoveries for the Orion spacecraft, which is scheduled for its first unmanned test flight in… Read more »

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