Tag Archives: Spacecraft

Lockheed to Test Fly Orion Launch Rocket

Lockheed Martin will process and test a United Launch Alliance-built rocket ahead of a future unmanned spacecraft launch following delivery of the rocket boosters to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Delta IV Heavy rocket will be demonstrated at ULA’s Horizontal Integration Facility before Orion’s first test flight at …

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David Thompson: Orbital Sciences Seeks to Extend Launch Partnership With Skybox Imaging

Orbital Sciences will launch Skybox Imaging’s imaging and spacecraft into space in late 2015 under a contract of an undisclosed value. The commercial Minotaur-C space launch vehicle will be used to transport six Skybox spacecraft into low-Earth orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Orbital said Thursday. Orbital’s small-class launch vehicles unit …

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Virginia Barnes: Boeing Looks to AMRO in ‘Next-Gen’ Space Supplier Search

Boeing will mentor metallic structure maker AMRO Fabricating Corp. under a three-year agreement as part of a mentor-protege program run by NASA. AMRO produces aluminum alloy panels for Boeing’s Space Launch System and will help with marketing and business development, management development and supply chain management work for the SLS, Boeing …

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Orbital Sciences Spacecraft On Its Way to Intl Space Station; Charles Bolden Comments

An Orbital Sciences cargo spacecraft launched from NASA‘s Wallop’s Flight Facility in Virginia Thursday to carry supplies to the International Space Station. An Antares rocket lifted off from Wallops and will transport 2,780 pounds of load including science experiments, crew supplies and spare parts to the ISS, NASA said Thursday. The mission is …

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