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NASA Awards Contractors, Academic Institutions Space Launch System R&D Funds

NASA has selected 26 research and development proposals from academia and industry for the advancement of the agency’s next heavy lift rocket named the Space Launch System. The $48 million investment includes proposals for the SLS’ concept development, trades and analyses, propulsion, structures, materials, manufacturing, avionics and software. William Gerstenmaier, …

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Contractor-Supported Telescope Finds Hidden Galaxies, Black Holes; Hashima Hasan Comments

A NASA telescope has discovered new candidates for black holes and close to 1,000 dust-obscured objects the agency believes could be galaxies, the agency announced Wednesday. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. built the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer spacecraft, both DRS Technologies and Rockwell made the focal planes and Lockheed Martin made …

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Ball Aerospace Gives NASA Its Solar Mission Plan

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has proposed a solar electric propulsion mission to NASA under a contract awarded in September 2011, the company announced Monday. ATK also helped develop the plans for demonstrating the solar technologies and infrastructure require to sustain human space exploration. Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman …

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Webb Telescope Goes Into Deep Freeze

Mirrors constructed by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. for use on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are ready for deep-freeze testing. NASA said the mirrors will begin final cryogenic testing this week. The test is designed to show how the mirrors will respond to space’s extreme temperatures. …

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