NASA will release a draft solicitation in the coming weeks for a procurement effort to build and demonstrate a lunar lander that would transport astronauts between the lunar orbit and the moon’s surface for missions beyond the Artemis III crewed moon landing mission. The space agency said Wednesday it will conduct a virtual industry day […] More
Rocket Lab has received Category 1 certification from NASA for its Electron launch vehicle. The certification was awarded after Rocket Lab's Electron vehicle delivered 13 NASA CubeSats to orbit in December 2018 as part of the ELaNa-19 mission and following the completion of a review of the company's rocket production processes and facilities in 2019, the company said Tuesday.
An Orbital ATK executive has said the company plans to use its Cygnus spacecraft as a basis for a manned habitat that would operate in cislunar space by 2020. Orbital ATK said Wednesday Frank Culbertson, president of space systems group at Orbital ATK, told the House Science subcommittee on space that the initial habitat concept seeks to expand Moon […] More