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Sierra Nevada Gets DIU Contract to Design Autonomous Space Outpost


The Defense Innovation Unit has awarded Sierra Nevada Corp. a contract to create an unmanned orbital outpost prototype based on the company's space transport vehicle design. SNC said Tuesday it will repurpose the 16-foot Shooting Star hardware that was originally designed to function as a Dream Chaser spaceplane attachment under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 program.

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Conducts 9th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

An Orbital ATK spacecraft took off Monday aboard the company’s Antares rocket to deliver approximately 7,400 pounds of experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The launch of the Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft designated S.S. J.R. Thompson from NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia serves as the company’s ninth cargo delivery mission to …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Lifts Off for 8th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Cygnus spacecraft launched Sunday morning at NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares rocket to bring approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station. Cygnus lifted off at 7:19 a.m. Eastern time to deliver equipment, supplies and experiments to ISS crew as part of Orbital ATK’s eighth Commercial Resupply Services …

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MDA to Deliver Comms Subsystem for Sierra Nevada Cargo Delivery Spacecraft

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has secured a multimillion dollar contract from Sierra Nevada Corp. to deliver a communications subsystem for spacecraft SNC is developing under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services-2 program. MDA said Wednesday its communications subsystem will work to provide on-board communication signal processing support for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Dream Chaser is slated …

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Orbital ATK Launches 7th Cargo Resupply Mission to Space Station

Orbital ATK launched a Cygnus spacecraft Tuesday as part of the company’s seventh operational cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services-1 contract. The company said Tuesday the spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. John Glenn, lifted off at 11:11 a.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral, Florida, aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas …

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