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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
The MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City will host a panel discussion Thursday on investing in aerospace entrepreneurship, the forum announced Monday. According to the forum, a small number of specialized investors have made initiatives into aerospace and defense technologies. “The MIT Enterprise Forum is pleased to announce it will be hosting a thought […] More
Plans to launch the first commercially-developed unmanned space vehicle for carrying cargo have been delayed, Wired reports. NASA contracted Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies to build the Dragon spacecraft on a $1.6 billion deal. SpaceX and NASA met in early April to discuss whether the unmanned craft, software and all, was ready to launch on April […] More
NASA is set to launch its first commercially-developed unmanned vehicle for carrying cargo, Space.com reports.  The vehicle will launch April 30 to conduct a demonstration flight, where it will deliver cargo to the International Space Station.  Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies built the Dragon spacecraft on a $1.6 billion contract, which includes 12 robotic supply […] More
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired its Falcon 9, clearing a milestone toward the inaugural flight of a privately developed spaceship to fly cargo, and possibly astronauts, into orbit, the company said. Saturday’s 3.5-second ‘static’ firing of the Falcon’s nine kerosene and liquid oxygen-burning motors took place on a refurbished oceanside launch pad […] More
Obama’s budget puts an stop to efforts to send an American back to the moon, on the seventh anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster, opens the door to a furious fight in Congress over America’s ambitions in space.  Congressmen from Florida, Texas, and Alabama, states that have already lost thousands of NASA jobs thanks […] More
After just seven more missions to the International Space Station (ISS), the Space Shuttle will retire without a replacement.  Ex-Lockheed Martin CEO Norm Augustine, chair of the United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee review, has published his committee’s findings, and NASA’s budgetary future looks bleak. Augustine told PBS “the human space flight program really isn’t executable with […] More
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