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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 orbit to evaluate its potential for future missions via Boeing‘s Space Launch System. Engineers for NASA and Orion constructor Lockheed Martin focused much of their attention […] More
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 Wednesday the DoD Space Experiments Review Board selected the Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight, Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer and Space Object Self-tracker payloads to be part of the GPIM […] More
United Launch Alliance has launched the AFSPC-4 mission aboard a Delta IV rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program to deliver military and government payloads to space. ULA said Tuesday that the launch, its 85th since December 2006, was supported by an Aerojet Rocketdyne engine and ATK rocket motors. “The ULA […] More
NASA is poised to test an engine for the Space Launch System, a rocket the agency and Boeing are building to send the Orion manned spacecraft into deep space. Engineers at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi positioned the RS-25 rocket engine on a testing platform Thursday for developmental and certification flight tests, the agency […] More
The Delta 2 rocket built by United Launch Alliance has carried a NASA carbon-monitoring satellite into space Wednesday, marking the rocket’s 51st launch mission for the space agency. “It is our honor to launch this important mission that will gather the scientific data to better understand planet earth,” Jim Sponnick, ULA vice president for Atlas […] More
A team comprised of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. and Aerojet Rocketdyne has tested a thruster with “green” fuel technology in a space lab environment as part of NASA‘s Green Propellant Infusion Mission program. The project’s goal is to demonstrate the AF-M315E eco-friendly propulsion system as an alternative for the toxic hydrazine fuel used on […] More
Lockheed Martin and Boeing“™s United Launch Alliance joint venture has launched a National Reconnaissance Office payload intended to support national defense programs aboard a commercially-developed rocket. The Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle 501 lifted off with the NROL-39 and the auxiliary Government Experimental Multi-Satellite payload on Thursday from the Space Launch Complex-3, ULA said […] More
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has awarded a subcontract to Quest Thermal Group LLC to develop thermal insulation technology for maintaining temperatures of spacecraft and subsystems during NASA human spaceflight missions. NASA intends to use Quest Thermal’s integrated multi-layer insulation for the Green Propellant Infusion Mission and Ball Aerospace will test the technology, Ball Aerospace announced Tuesday. The Quest Thermal-built […] More
Boeing Co. is planning a test flight of its crew aircraft in 2016 as the company aims to work with NASA“™s commercial crew program, the Aviation Week reported Monday. Guy Norris writes NASA“™s commercial crew integrated capability program is intended for the United States to engineer a human space launch technology to replace the legacy […] More
General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has increased its product line with the launch of a multi-mode drone radar designed to capture high-resolution imagery of targets in rain, fog, smoke, clouds and dust at long ranges. The new Eagle Eye radar of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. operates from the Gray Eagle Extended Range unmanned aircraft […] More
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a fresh effort to develop a new aircraft propulsion system that could propel an aircraft up to hypersonic speeds. DARPA said Friday it started the Advanced Full Range Engine program in search of a turbine-based combined cycle engine concept for use in low-speed operations and a dual-mode ramjet in high-speed […] More
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