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IBM‘s question-answering computer platform will analyze aerospace research and data to help NASA answer inquiries on spaceflight science and support decision-making processes during air travel, Space.com reported Thursday. Sarah Lewin writes NASA’s Langley Research Center will utilize the Watson computer to help researchers sort through large amounts of data generated by aerospace research. “The idea […] More
The General Services Administration has awarded Spaceflight a spot on the agency’s consolidated professional services contract vehicle, allowing the company to offer small-satellite launch services to the federal government. Spaceflight said Wednesday agencies can request for quotations for microsat or cubesat launch service offerings from the company and place orders electronically via the GSA Advantage‘s eBuy online platform. […] More
Lockheed Martin is working to supply ground-based human spaceflight services for the Orion crew vehicle under a $1.3 billion contract that SGT Inc. holds with NASA, Washington Technology reported Tuesday. Mark Hoover writes SGT will support the International Space Station“™s mission and flight crew operations under the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II program. The company […] More
Lockheed Martin has partnered with the National Science Teachers Association to host six high school science teachers in a two day military satellite launch and human spaceflight program tour. The teachers from Florida and Colorado will be allowed behind-the-scenes access to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station‘s launch pad from July 18 to 19 , Lockheed Martin said […] More
Northrop Grumman Corp. has identified a new type of lunar lander that the Golden Spike Co. can use for future commercial human spaceflight. The low-mass ascent pod nicknamed Pumpkin has a pressurized compartment and propellant tanks with foldable ascent thrusters and landing gear, according to a Northrop statement. Preliminary sketches show it can fit a payload fairing five […] More
Lockheed Martin has received a $80.5 million flex option from NASA to continue work under the agency’s Facilities Development and Operations contract, NASA announced Tuesday. That contract“™s performance period is from Jan. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2013 with work occurring at or near the Johnson Space Center in Houston. NASA said it exercised the […] More
The State Department is inviting representatives from the private sector to serve as advisers to U.S. delegates in domestic and international space commerce events in the next 12 months. The agency on Tuesday posted a solicitation for private sector participation in affairs focused on outer space safety, sustainability and emerging markets until Dec. 31, 2023. […] More
Slingshot Aerospace has raised $40.9 million in a series A2 funding round and secured a venture loan from Horizon Technology Finance to support product commercialization and global expansion initiatives. Sway Ventures led the investment activity and was joined by Lockheed Martin‘s venture arm, ATX Venture Partners, C16 Ventures, Valor Equity Partners and Draper Associates, Slingshot […] More
Six companies and one nonprofit association have received contracts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to carry out data analysis work over two months as part of a space traffic coordination pilot project. Awardees will track satellites in medium and geostationary Earth orbits, detect anomalies and analyze spaceflight safety measures, NOAA said Tuesday. The […] More
Collins Aerospace has opened a new facility at the Houston Spaceport in Texas to expand its footprint in the area and accommodate several future space exploration activities. The Raytheon Technologies business said Wednesday it invested $30 million in the 120,000-square-foot facility meant to support the development of key space systems such as the next generation spacesuit, […] More
Lockheed Martin has unveiled a new mobile application designed to provide updates on the Orion spacecraft that will facilitate NASA’s upcoming human spaceflight program. Explore Orion is a free app that features a special section for the Callisto technology demonstration that will fly on the spacecraft for the uncrewed Artemis I mission launching aboard the […] More
Boeing‘s Aurora Flight Sciences subsidiary has signed a partnership agreement to help Virgin Galactic design and manufacture two spaceship carrier airplanes for use beginning in 2025. Both motherships are intended to carry and release spacecraft at 50,000 feet from the ground, Virgin Galactic said Thursday. Virginia-based Aurora will build the motherships at its West Virginia […] More
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