Christian Zur of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Scott Kordella of Mitre wrote in an opinion piece published Tuesday on Federal Times that the U.S. needs to have a “single operational picture“ to facilitate timely and accurate monitoring of aircraft and space systems and enable the space launch sector to safely coexist with the aviation industry.
NASA has posted a request for information on power and propulsion concepts that can help the agency meet deep space exploration objectives. The space agency said Tuesday seeks information on conceptual designs; current industry capabilities and development methods; and potential commercial applications of deep space power and solar electric propulsion technologies. “Through the RFI, we hope to better understand […] More
NASA plans to build ground infrastructure to process the Orion spacecraft and the Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket that the agency plans to launch in 2018 for an unmanned deep-space exploration. The initiative comes after NASA engineers and aerospace specialists completed a comprehensive assessment on proposed spaceport development at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center, the agency said Monday. An engineering team […] More