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Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. and SpaceX have reported their current statuses on their respective agreements with NASA under the Commercial Crew Program for space transportation systems. “Our partners’ detailed progress on launch and spaceflight capabilities expands domestic access to space,” Kathy Lueders, manager of the Commercial Crew Program, said Friday. NASA said these industry partners are working with […] More
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 Services 2 program includes at least six flights to and from ISS for each potential contract through 2020 and an option for additional flights through 2024, NASA said Friday. “To […] More
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 as The SI Organization, closed its potential $165 million purchase of QinetiQ’s U.S. services and solutions group in May and announced the new name of “Vencore” […] More
NASA will deploy an ocean winds sensor technology in space with the goal of helping scientists predict storms as well as study changes in the weather. The agency expects to send the ISS-RapidScat instrument aboard a SpaceX capsule from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida no earlier than Sept. 19, NASA said Monday. ISS-RapidScat […] More
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 it holds regular meetings with Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp., SpaceX and Blue Origin to review the companies’ work on spacecraft systems and launch vehicles. “These […] More
Iridium Communications and SpaceX have completed qualification tests for the dispenser assembly of the Iridium NEXT satellite. The satellite dispenser underwent fit check, separation and shock testing, a modal survey and static loads tests, Iridium said Thursday. “The dispenser passed its system level qualification tests with flying colors, and we’re now moving forward with launch preparations,“ […] More
Boeing unveiled the prototype design for its commercial space taxi during a ceremony held Monday at a former shuttle processing site at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. Richard Burnett writes that Boeing showcased a full-size CST-100 model as the end of a two-year industry competition under the NASA Commercial […] More
Boeing has developed an electric satellite in an effort to help customers reduce launch costs, Daily Breeze reported Saturday. Jordan England-Nelson writes that Boeing is set to complete two electric 702SP satellites in late 2014 for Asia Broadcast Satellite. Boeing will then transport the commercial satellites to Cape Canaveral, Fla., where SpaceX will launch the spacecraft […] More
Executives from Boeing, Intelsat and SpaceX and SSL Federal gathered Tuesday at the National Space Symposium to discuss government innovation and industry consolidation trends in light of the current fiscal environment, Defense News reported Monday. Aaron Mehta writes that Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General, told the forum audience that spending cuts have actually resulted […] More
NASA‘s commercial partners have completed the design reviews of their respective spacecraft and rockets intended for the agency“™s program to transport mission crews to low-Earth orbit. Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Space Exploration Technology continue to develop space transportation systems and prepare for tests in 2014 under the second round of their commercial crew […] More
Iridium Communications has selected three students to receive scholarships under an initiative that aims to support students in the field of aerospace engineering. Eric McVay from the University of Alabama together with Christopher Nie and Chelsea Welch from the University of Colorado will receive the grants under the Iridium NEXT Mission Team Scholarship program, the company […] More
Boeing is among the recipients of $30 million in NASA funding to certify the safety of commercial spacecraft for travel to the International Space Station, Reuters reports. According to Irene Klotz’s report, Boeing won $9.99 million, Sierra Nevada won $10 million and Space Exploration Technologies won $9.59 million for this phase of the space taxi […] More
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