Tag Archives: Spacecraft

Terry Lorier: Aerojet Rocketdyne Puts CST-100 Propulsion Tech Through Launch Abort, Hot Fire Tests

  Aerojet Rocketdyne has finished work on a service module propulsion system for a human spaceflight program that Boeing holds a contract with NASA for. Aerojet Rocketdyne built the service module and launch abort propulsion system for Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft, the company said Thursday. Terry Lorier, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s CST-100 service module …

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Mark Sirangelo: Lockheed Starts to Make Airframes for Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser

Lockheed Martin and Sierra Nevada’s space systems division have introduced the orbital spacecraft composite airframe of the Dream Chaser vehicle that SNC is developing for NASA’s human spaceflight program. Mark Sirangelo, corporate vice president of space systems, said Friday that Lockheed has begun work to to manufacture the Dream Chaser orbital structure airframes. …

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Jeffrey Tarr: DigitalGlobe Sets 30-Centimeter Satellite Launch Date to 2016

DigitalGlobe has renamed its GeoEye-2 satellite to “WorldView-4,” a 30-centimeter satellite the company plans to launch into space in mid-2016. Jeffrey Tarr, president and CEO of DigitalGlobe, said Thursday the company set that launch date for WorldView-4 following the Commerce Department’s approval for the sale of imagery with up to 25 centimeters in resolution. …

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Ball Aerospace Delivers New Remote Sensing Satellite for DigitalGlobe; Rob Strain Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has transported a remote sensing spacecraft to a launch facility in California for DigitalGlobe’s earth observations and geospatial data business. The new WorldView-3 satellite arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, where it is scheduled for launch on board a United Launch Alliance-built rocket in …

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Penny Pritzker, DigitalGlobe Discuss Aerospace Workforce Strength; Robert Strain Comments

DigitalGlobe and Ball Aerospace executives have discussed with Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker the issues of an aerospace workforce and commercial satellite imagery regulations during a roundtable in Denver, Colorado. DigitalGlobe CEO Jeffrey Tarr and Ball Aerospace CEO Robert Strain also updated Sec. Pritzker on how the WorldView-3 satellite could …

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Lockheed to Start Asteroid Explorer Spacecraft Construction; Rich Kuhns Comments

Lockheed Martin will start building a spacecraft that NASA will use to collect particles from a near-Earth asteroid and return those samples to the planet for analysis. An independent review panel has validated Lockheed’s design plan for the spacecraft, instruments and ground system under NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, …

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