Tag Archives: Spacecraft

Boeing Gets 2nd ISS Crew Mission Task Order From NASA; Kathy Lueders Comments

Boeing has received its second task order from NASA to transport crews and their cargo to the International Space Station under the company’s potential $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract. The company secured the order after it completed internal design assessments and interim developmental milestones for its CST-100 Starliner space capsule, …

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Lockheed Kicks Off Environmental Tests on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft; Mike Donnelly Comments

Lockheed Martin’s space systems business has begun the environmental testing phase on NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer spacecraft at its facilities in Denver. NASA said Thursday it plans to launch the OSIRIS-REx space vehicle in September 2016 to collect samples of the Bennu asteroid for further research. Lockheed …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Orion Spacecraft Subsystem Design Review; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed the critical design review on the Orion spacecraft’s jettison motor and crew module reaction control system. Aerojet Rocketdyne will kick off the production of hardware for installation into the Orion spacecraft in preparation for the Exploration Mission-1, the company said Friday. “Astronaut safety is paramount and …

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Lockheed to Install Camera Suite on NASA Spacecraft for Bennu Asteroid Mission; Bashar Rizk Comments

Lockheed Martin has received a suite of three cameras for installation with a NASA spacecraft for the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer mission. NASA said Tuesday Lockheed will integrate the PolyCam, MapCam and SamCam cameras with the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to collect images of the Bennu asteroid, investigate the presence of …

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J.P. Donovan Awarded $46M Ground Support System Installation Contract for NASA Mars Mission

J.P. Donovan Construction has been awarded a potential $45.8 million contract to install land-based support systems onto the Mobile Launcher for NASA’s rockets and space vehicles at the Florida-based Kennedy Space Center. NASA said Wednesday the integration of the ground systems with the launcher intends to facilitate efforts to assemble …

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