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NASA recognizes outstanding small businesses with industry awards

Posted March 9, 2016 by

The winners of the Fiscal Year 2015 agency-level Small Business Industry Awards were announced March 8 during the spring 2016 NASA Industry Forum meeting hosted by the agency’s Office of Small Business Programs at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The SBIA Program awards recognize every fiscal year one small business prime contractor, small business subcontractor, and…

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Virgin Galactic, The Spaceship Company unveil VSS Unity

Posted March 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Future “astronauts” and hundreds of guests came from around the globe to celebrate with Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company as they unveiled “Unity” the second SpaceShipTwo (SSII) during a ceremony at the Mojave Air and Space Port Feb 19.

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Millennium Space Systems begins spacecraft integration of Air Force’s WVOV testbed

Posted February 15, 2016 by

Millennium Space Systems started spacecraft integration of the U.S. Air Force's Wide Field of View Testbed. The WFOV spacecraft bus platform will be functionally integrated, tested and checked out in summer 2016, in preparation for sensor integration.

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Air Force rolls out fiscal year 2017 space budget

Posted February 12, 2016 by

Air Force leaders met with the media to discuss specifics of the service’s fiscal year 2017 space budget at the Pentagon Feb. 11. Winston A. Beauchamp, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space, and Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, the director of space programs for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, highlighted…

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Northrop Grumman to provide LN-200S for Lockheed Martin’s satellite bus

Posted January 13, 2016 by

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to supply its LN-200S fiber-optic Inertial Measurement Unit for the LM 300 satellite bus.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to mature development of MPS-130 CubeSat modular propulsion system

Posted January 11, 2016 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., has entered a public-private partnership with NASA to mature the development of an MPS-130 CubeSat propulsion system using a green propellant, known as AF-M315E. Once fully developed, not only would the technology increase in-space CubeSat mission capabilities, but AF-M315E would provide a safer, more efficient and…

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NASA astronauts get advance look at CST-100 trainers

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Two of the four NASA astronauts training to fly Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft recently tried some of the systems that will prepare them for flights to the International Space Station.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to mature development of 1-Newton GR-1 thruster

Posted December 28, 2015 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected for a public-private partnership with NASA to mature the design of the 1-Newton GR-1 monopropellant thruster, which uses a green propellant known as AF-M315E. Aerojet Rocketdyne is a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. Once matured, the improved GR-1 thruster will enable the technology to transition from development to production…

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2016 highlights space technologies used in daily life on Earth

Posted December 16, 2015 by

NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer. These technologies and more are featured in the 2016 edition of NASA’s annual Spinoff publication, highlighting the many places NASA shows up in daily life and the aeronautics and space programs…

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Rocket launch demonstrates new capability for testing technologies

Posted December 4, 2015 by

An UP Aerospace SpaceLoft sounding rocket soared into the sky Nov. 6 from Spaceport America, N.M., carrying four technology experiments for NASA's Flight Opportunities Program that funded the launch of these technologies.

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