Tag Archives: spacecraft

Harris, Dynetics Seek Investors for $250M Satellite Imagery Project; Mike Graves Comments

A team comprising of Dynetics, Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) Draper Laboratory and OmniEarth LLC have launched a $250 million venture to develop and operate an 18-satellite constellation that provides Earth imagery, Space News reported Monday. Debra Werner writes the joint venture will offer multispectral data of the Earth and change-detection …

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Boeing Preps ‘Space Taxi’ for 2017 Maiden Test Flight; Chris Ferguson Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has scheduled an unmanned test flight of a private space taxi to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s commercial crew program, the Space Reporter reported Sunday. Annika Darling writes that Boeing plans to launch the CST-100 spacecraft in early 2017 from Cape Canaveral, Fla. on an …

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Boeing-Lockheed JV Wins $173M to Help NASA Study the Sun

A United Launch Alliance subsidiary has been awarded a $172.7 million contract to launch a NASA spacecraft that is designed for solar research, The Motley Fool reported Tuesday. Rich Smith writes United Launch Services LLC will work to integrate the Solar Orbiter‘s payload, monitor the spacecraft’s flight and track the mission’s …

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John Mulholland: Boeing Tests CST-100 Vehicle Adapter, Emergency Detection System

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has concluded a series of software and hardware reviews for the company’s crew transport spacecraft under NASA’s requirements. The company completed the wind tunnel tests for the launch vehicle adapter that works to connect the Crew Space Transportation-100 spacecraft to a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket, Boeing said …

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NASA, Contractors Prep for Commercial Space Missions; Jim Crocker Comments

NASA and industry partners are working to prepare and assess spacecraft and components that are scheduled for deep space missions in 2014 and 2017. The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built Orion unmanned spacecraft is scheduled to launch in the fall and the Space Launch System is set for its first flight …

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Exelis Wins $435M to Run NASA Intl Comm Net; Pamela Drew Comments

NASA’s Deep Space Network supports missions to explore the solar system and the universe, as well as certain Earth-orbiting missions, Exelis said Wednesday. The agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Goldstone, Calif. awarded the subcontract, which contains five base years and options for another five years. “This award extends Exelis support …

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