Tag Archives: Spacecraft

Boeing Installs Simulation Training Equipment for NASA Starliner Crew

Boeing has outfitted NASA‘s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, with new simulation training equipment to support the crew of the company-built CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. The company’s Crew Part-Task Trainers are designed to simulate various Starliner mission aspects, NASA said in a blog post published Wednesday. JSC engineers will manage the simulations as astronauts rehearse Starliner missions, the space …

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NASA Receives Lockheed-Built Heat Shield for Orion EM-1 Spacecraft

Lockheed Martin has delivered a heat shield for the Orion Exploration Mission-1 crew module to NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA said Saturday the heat shield was transported to KSC’s shuttle landing facility  Thursday from the company’s manufacturing facility in Denver via a Super Guppy aircraft. The agency offloaded and moved the technology to the Neil Armstrong …

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NASA Selects 8 Universities to Participate in Small Spacecraft Projects

NASA has chosen eight university teams to work with the agency’s engineers and scientists on two-year projects to develop new small spacecraft technologies. The space agency said Saturday these collaborations aim to create small, lightweight spacecraft that could support science, exploration and space operations. NASA chose from a variety of submitted proposals …

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Johns Hopkins APL’s Instrument Aboard Lockheed-Built Spacecraft Seeks to Study Jupiter’s Aurora Formation

A NASA spacecraft with a Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory-built instrument that works to measure high-energy particles is scheduled to reach Jupiter on July 4 as part of a mission to study the planet and the universe. Johns Hopkins APL’s Jupiter Energetic Particle Detector Instrument onboard the Lockheed Martin-built Juno …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Concludes 5th ISS Cargo Delivery Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Cygnus spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time after it performed three in-orbit scientific missions and delivered approximately 7,900 pounds of scientific experiments and crew supplies to the International Space Station. The atmospheric re-entry of the space vehicle, also known as S.S. Rick Husband, loaded with 4,087 pounds of …

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Vanaja Ragavan: Aviana Receives NASA Grant for Biosensor Tech Development

Aviana Molecular Technologies has been selected to build sensors for installation in NASA‘s extra-terrestrial mission vehicles as well as repurpose the devices as biosensors. NASA awarded a grant to the startup diagnostic company in conjunction with the University of Central Florida for the sensor development project as part of the agency’s Small Business Technology Transfer …

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Lockheed Transports Asteroid Sampling Spacecraft to NASA for Launch Preparations

Lockheed Martin has shipped its asteroid sampling spacecraft to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final processing prior to the spacecraft’s launch toward an asteroid believed to hold answers about the solar system’s origin. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer spacecraft was transported Friday from Buckley …

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