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Six future space technologies selected for NASA Flight Opportunities program

NASA will help mature six space technologies through the agency’s Flight Opportunities program that will facilitate low-gravity simulation tests onboard aircraft and suborbital rockets. The space agency said Thursday it will award funds to cover the integration and flight, and limited payload development costs for the selected demonstrations that will validate the …

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NASA Partners With 10 Firms to Advance Commercial Tech for Space Missions

NASA has entered collaborative partnerships with 10 private companies in a move to further space technologies built to grow the commercial space sector and support future space agency missions. The space agency said Friday its space technology mission directorate forged the alliances via the Announcement of Collaborative Opportunity solicitation that paves the way …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober: Space Launch Backlog a Concern for Commercial Satellite Industry

Hughes Network Systems’ Rick Lober has said the backlog of launches faced by space launch service providers has raised concerns among commercial satellite operators that work to provide global communications support to military clients, National Defense reported Wednesday. “There are more [satellites] going up so that is fueling demand and …

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ULA to Sponsor Air Force Association’s STEM Program; Tory Bruno Comments

United Launch Alliance has agreed to become a sponsor for the Air Force Association’s StellarXplorers science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program. The joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing ULA will sponsor the dinner for the national finalists and also cover travel expenses and funding for the StellarXplorers III winners, the Air Force …

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Reuters: Orbital ATK Eyes Development of Rocket Tech Offering for Military Satellite Sector

Orbital ATK aims to build a rocket technology offering for the U.S. Air Force as part of the company’s push into the national security satellite market, Reuters reported Tuesday. Irene Klotz writes John Steinmeyer, director of business development at Orbital ATK, said at the Space Congress held Tuesday in Florida the company would base its …

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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed-Boeing Team Seeks ‘Prudent’ Approach to Vulcan Rocket Development

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s space systems segment, has said Lockheed and Boeing are committed to fund the development of their 50-50 joint venture’s Vulcan rocket, Space News reported Thursday. Mike Gruss writes Ambrose told a press briefing at the Satellite 2016 conference in Maryland that uncertainty on how to …

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Craig Cooning: ULA Backs Development of 2 RD-180 Engine Replacement Options

Craig Cooning, president of the network and space systems division at Boeing, has said the company’s joint venture with Lockheed Martin will incrementally invest funds to help develop two potential domestic alternatives to the Russian RD-180 engine, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Stew Magnuson writes Cooning told a press briefing at the Satellite 2016 conference in Maryland …

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DARPA Gives Additional Spaceplane Development Funds to Boeing, Northrop, Masten

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems around $19.5 million in contract funds to continue building prototype robotic spaceplanes, Space.com reported Friday. Mike Wall writes the three companies moved into phase 1B of the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane-1 development initiative. Boeing and …

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