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  • NASA Completes ASPIRE Experiments, Selects Mars Mission Parachute - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Completes ASPIRE Experiments, Selects Mars Mission Parachute

    NASA has certified the use of a 180-pound parachute for its Mars 2020 mission after completing a series of tests under the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment program. Using mission planning, engineering and field operations services from Northrop Grumman, JPL tested two different parachutes and selected the one used for the third and final […] More

  • Orbital ATK to Support NASA's Test for a Future Mars Missions Parachute - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK to Support NASA’s Test for a Future Mars Missions Parachute

    NASA will test a supersonic parachute system for potential use in future Mars missions through the launch of a suborbital sounding rocket supported by Orbital ATK under a contract from the space agency’s Heliophysics Division. Orbital ATK has received the NASA Sounding Rocket Operations contract and will provide mission planning, engineering and field operations services […] More

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