Tag Archives: spacecraft

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Completes 6th Cargo Delivery Mission to ISS

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 2, 2016 — Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft has completed its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA‘s OA-5 mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The mission marked the company’s return to flight operations at the space agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, as well as …

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Orbital ATK’s Unmanned Cargo Ship Begins Secondary Missions in Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 23, 2016 — An Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) Cygnus spacecraft that has left the International Space Station will facilitate meteorological and fire experiments as part of the unmanned cargo ship’s secondary missions in space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Orbital ATK said Monday its S.S. Alan Poindexter spacecraft will launch CubeSats into orbit with a deployer system to …

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Boeing Starliner Crew Training System Deploys at NASA Johnson Center

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 3, 2016 —  Boeing (NYSE: BA) has installed simulation equipment to support training for manned CST-100 Starliner spacecraft missions at NASA‘s Johnson Space Center in Texas, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company designed its Crew Part Task Trainers to help astronauts rehearse various mission aspects onboard the CST-100 crew module in a simulated …

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NASA Astronauts Test Boeing-Built CST-100 Training Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 11, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) let NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Eric Boe do a trial run of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft using company-built training devices, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Boeing said Thursday these devices are equipped with CST-100’s switches and display panels to prepare the spacecraft’s four crewmen …

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NASA Seeks Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission Design

NASA has begun a search on design concepts for the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission spacecraft as part of an effort to further human spaceflight beyond low Earth orbit. The agency released a solicitation Monday that seeks conceptual studies for the ARRM spacecraft, an early-stage project that will use cis-lunar space as …

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Ball Aerospace to Build Ozone Mapping Instrument for NOAA Mission

Ball Aerospace and Technology (NYSE: BLL) has won a $113 million contract to build an instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s ozone mapping and profiling mission. Boulder, Colorado-based Ball Aerospace will also work to integrate the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite system into the Joint Polar Satellite System-2, test the instrument and support the spacecraft’s …

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Air Force Kicks Off 1st EELV Space Launch Competition in 10 Years

The U.S. Air Force is seeking proposals from industry for a national security space launch system under a program with undisclosed terms, Defense News reported Wednesday. Brian Everstine writes the service issued a request for proposal on Tuesday for the National Security Space mission in 2016. Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Erika …

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DARPA Picks Boeing, Masten, Northrop for Hypersonic Spaceplane Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have been awarded prime contracts to develop a reusable unmanned launch vehicle for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA intends to use the vehicle to send small satellites into low-Earth orbit by using expendable upper stages, the agency said Tuesday. …

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NASA, Industry Partners Close First Certification Stage for Crew Transport Spacecraft; Phil McAlister Comments

NASA has collaborated with Boeing (NYSE: BA), Sierra Nevada and Space Exploration Technologies to complete the first phase of certification process for a spacecraft to carry astronauts to the International Space Station and back. Boeing, Sierra Nevada and SpaceX outlined their respective plans for transporting space crews to and from the …

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Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX’s New Manned Transport Spacecraft

Space Exploration Technologies has introduced a manned spacecraft the company designed to carry astronauts to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station, University Today reported Tuesday. Ken Kremer writes Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and founder, unveiled Dragon V2 on Thursday at the company’s Hawthorne, Calif.-based headquarters. The spacecraft was launched from …

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