Search Results for: Astra Space

ASTRA Selected for Space Force’s Cloud Characterization Tech Project


The U.S. Space Force has tasked Atmosphere and Space Technology Research Associates to build and test a military-grade prototype technology intended to characterize Earth's clouds. ASTRA said Tuesday it will collaborate with Lockheed Martin, Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Pumpkin and Atmospheric and Environmental Research to develop the cloud characterization system.

Read More »

BAE Plans $508M Investment to Support UAV Integration Into UK Airspace

BAE Systems will invest $508 million to revive an industry-led effort to establish regulations and technology for the integration of unmanned air vehicles into the U.K. national airspace, FlightGlobal reported Tuesday. Beth Stevenson writes the U.K. government’s business department previously funded the Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation and Assessment program before …

Read More »

Orbital Sciences Spacecraft On Its Way to Intl Space Station; Charles Bolden Comments

An Orbital Sciences cargo spacecraft launched from NASA‘s Wallop’s Flight Facility in Virginia Thursday to carry supplies to the International Space Station. An Antares rocket lifted off from Wallops and will transport 2,780 pounds of load including science experiments, crew supplies and spare parts to the ISS, NASA said Thursday. The mission is …

Read More »

EADS Subsidiary’s Broadband Satellite Set for Launch

A broadcast and broadband service satellite built by EADS subsidiary Astrium was scheduled to launch into space on Sept. 29. The ASTRA 2E satellite is the seventh Eurostar spacecraft designed and developed by Astrium and was set to fly aboard an International Launch Services Proton vehicle from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome,  EADS said Sep. 27. …

Read More »