NASA upgrades space station emergency communications ground stations

NASA photographAn upgraded VHF antenna capable of supporting both the VHF1 and VHF2 frequencies. Since the launch of the International Space Station’s first component...

Lockheed Martin submits proposals for U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIIF program

Lockheed Martin has submitted a competitive and fully compliant proposal for the U.S. Air Force's GPS III Follow On program, which will add enhanced capabilities...

NASA Marshall advances 3-D printed rocket engine nozzle technology

https://youtu.be/mHit46BXGkg Rocket engine nozzles operate in extreme temperatures and pressures from the combustion process and are complex and expensive to manufacture. That is why a team...

Northrop Grumman to supply space navigation system to SyL

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Space Systems Loral to supply its space navigation system for a next-generation satellite constellation. Northrop...

Lockheed Martin supports critical weather forecasting mission

ULA photographLockheed Martin-built GOES-S weather satellite was successfully launched March 1 at 5:02 p.m., EST, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard...

RS-25 engines powered to highest level ever during Stennis test

Operators powered one of NASA’s Space Launch System engines up to 113 percent thrust level, the highest RS-25 power level yet achieved, during a...

NASA wants ideas from university teams for future human space missions

Teams at U.S. colleges and universities have an opportunity to potentially help NASA with innovative design ideas to meet the challenges of space exploration. The...

Kilopower: What’s next?

When astronauts someday venture to the Moon, Mars and other destinations, one of the first and most important resources they will need is power. A...

NASA picks up where it left off in 2017, tests RS-25...

NASA engineers picked up this year where they left off in 2017, conducting a certification test of another RS-25 engine flight controller on Jan....

U.S. Air Force’s first GPS III satellite receives commands from next-gen...

Lockheed Martin photographGPS III Space Vehicle 01 (GPS III SV01) at Lockheed Martin's GPS III Processing Facility. The first advanced GPS III satellite successfully...