Tag Archives: Bigelow Aerospace

NASA Selects 13 Firms to Conduct LEO Commercial Human Spaceflight Studies

NASA has chosen 13 companies to explore future opportunities for non-governmental entities to conduct U.S. manned spaceflight missions to the International Space Station and other low-Earth orbit destinations. The space agency said Thursday studies will delve into conceptualization of business plans that will discuss the feasibility of using free-flying structures or …

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6 Firms Awarded NASA Deep-Space Habitat Concept Devt Contracts

NASA has awarded six companies separate contracts worth up to $65 million combined to help the agency research concepts and develop ground prototypes for deep space habitats. Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA),  Sierra Nevada, Bigelow Aerospace and NanoRacks were chosen through the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative, the agency said Wednesday. The six companies will …

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Former Bigelow Aerospace Exec Michael Gold Joins SSL as VP of DC Operations

Palo Alto, California-based aerospace company Space Systems Loral has appointed Michael Gold as vice president of its Washington operations. Gold, who previously worked for Bigelow Aerospace as director of Washington operations and business growth, will work to assist SSL’s government business expansion goals and establish its presence in the capital, SSL said Monday. …

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NASA Eyes New Deep-Space Tech R&D Partnerships

NASA has released a second request for proposals in search of more companies to help the agency research and develop deep-space habitation systems, advanced propulsion technologies and small satellites. The agency said Wednesday it seeks “evolvable” approaches to long-duration habitation by astronauts and aims to build full-size habitat prototypes by 2018. Companies, nonprofit organizations and universities …

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NASA Names New Industry Partners on Deep-Space R&D Projects; William Gerstenmaier Comments

NASA has established 12 new industry partnerships on its deep-space technology research and development projects on advanced propulsion, habitation systems and small satellites as part of the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships program. The agency said Monday its partners will help in building space and human exploration capabilities for cis-lunar space and Mars missions, …

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