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Lockheed Martin’s first smart satellites are tiny with big missions

Posted March 20, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin has announced a new generation of space technology launching this year that will allow satellites to change their missions in orbit.

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Returning astronauts to moon: Lockheed Martin finalizes full-scale cislunar habitat prototype

Posted March 15, 2019 by

For long-duration, deep space missions, astronauts will need a highly efficient and reconfigurable space, and Lockheed Martin is researching and designing ways to support those missions.

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Virgin Galactic helps NASA mature space tech

Posted March 1, 2019 by

When Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo lifted off from the Mojave Air and Space Port Feb. 22, it carried aloft four NASA-supported technologies for testing.

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NASA seeks U.S. partners to develop reusable systems to land astronauts on moon

Posted February 11, 2019 by

As the next major step to return astronauts to the Moon under Space Policy Directive-1, NASA announced plans on Dec. 13 to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems for astronauts to land on the lunar surface.

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NASA team investigates ultrafast laser machining for multiple spaceflight applications

Posted November 7, 2018 by Lori Keesey

(Photo Credit: Bill Hrybyk/NASA) Steve Li (left), Frankie Micalizzi (middle), and Robert Lafon (right) are using an ultrafast laser to bond dissimilar materials and etch microscopic channels or waveguides through which light could travel in photonic integrated circuits and laser transmitters. An ultrafast laser that fires pulses of light just 100 millionths of a nanosecond…

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NASA looking to tiny technology for big payoffs

Posted November 7, 2018 by

NASA is advancing technology that could use large amounts of nanoscale materials to launch lighter rockets and spacecraft than ever before. The Super-lightweight Aerospace Composites project seeks to scale up the manufacturing and use of high-strength carbon nanotube composite materials.

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NASA calls for instruments, technologies for delivery to moon

Posted October 19, 2018 by

NASA has announced a call for Lunar Surface Instrument and Technology Payloads that will fly to the Moon on commercial lunar landers as early as next year or 2020. The agency is working with U.S. industry and international partners to expand human exploration from the Moon to Mars. It all starts with robotic missions on…

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

Posted October 11, 2018 by

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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Lockheed Martin reveals new human lunar lander concept

Posted October 5, 2018 by

On Oct. 3, at the International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany, Lockheed Martin experts revealed the company's crewed lunar lander concept and showed how the reusable lander aligns with NASA's lunar Gateway and future Mars missions.

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NASA tests space tech on UP Aerospace rocket

Posted September 21, 2018 by

Three NASA technology demonstration payloads launched aboard UP Aerospace’s SpaceLoft 12 mission from Spaceport America in New Mexico on Sept. 12. The suborbital rocket carried an umbrella-like heat shield called Adaptable Deployable Entry and Placement Technology.

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