Tag Archives: Bigelow Aerospace

ULA’s Tory Bruno: Space Industrial Base Stability Needed for Mars Exploration Missions

Tory Bruno, president and CEO of United Launch Alliance, has told a Senate subcommittee that planned exploration missions to Mars demand a “space industrial base of enormous breadth and depth.” Bruno said in a testimony published Wednesday that ULA has formed strategic partnerships with Aerojet Rocketdyne, L3 Technologies, Spincraft and other companies …

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NASA Eyes Continued Use of Bigelow Aerospace-Built Space Habitat Tech Aboard ISS

NASA has announced plans to issue a potential five-year contract for the continued use of a Bigelow Aerospace-built expandable activity module currently attached to the International Space Station. The space agency said Tuesday it seeks to utilize the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module as an expandable habitat and long-term in-orbit storage unit as …

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6 Companies to Build Deep Space Habitat Prototypes Under NASA Program

Six companies aim to build ground prototypes of deep space habitat concepts through NASA‘s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 program. NASA said Friday prototypes from Bigelow Aerospace, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada Corp. and NanoRacks will help the agency assess configurations of proposed habitats and support tests that will validate standards and common …

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NanoRacks-ULA-Space Systems Loral Team to Study Rocket Conversion Into Space Habitats

A team comprised of NanoRacks, Space Systems Loral and United Launch Alliance will study the feasibility of converting rocket upper stages into habitats for low-Earth orbit and deep-space missions under a contract awarded by NASA. The Ixion Initiative Team aims to help NASA address risks associated with modules that are built on the ground and launched …

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Space News: Lockheed to Consider Alternative Uses for Future NASA Habitat Module

Lockheed Martin is looking into alternative uses for a habitat module it is developing for NASA‘s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships program focused on research-and-development projects to identify new technologies, Space News reported Wednesday. Bill Pratt, NextSTEP program manager at Lockheed, told the publicaiton its cislunar habitat could be used to support other countries and companies …

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