US Air Force accepts Raytheon’s GPS OCX launch and checkout system

The U.S. Air Force has officially accepted Raytheon's GPS Operational Control System launch and checkout system, also referred to as Block 0, signifying the...

Sunshield deployment, layers fully tensioned on NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

Northrop Grumman photographAt Northrop Grumman highbay facilities in Redondo Beach, Calil., NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s five sunshield layers are fully tensioned for...

Lockheed Martin completes first flexible solar array for LM 2100 satellite

Lockheed Martin photographThe first Multi-mission Modular Solar Array unfurls at Lockheed Martin’s site in Sunnyvale, Calif. The reconfigurable design delivers 50 percent more...

Lockheed Martin reveals new details to Mars base camp vision

https://youtu.be/vLpZUMfIJX0 At the International Astronautical Congress Sept. 28 in Adelaide, Australia, Lockheed Martin experts are revealing new details of its Mars Base Camp concept including...

What looks good on paper may look good in space

https://youtu.be/tpc9fF8idAU An ancient art form has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. Origami, the Japanese tradition of paper-folding, has inspired...

HIAD heat shield material feels burn during arc jet testing

Boeing photographSmall cutouts of the Flexible Thermal Protection System for NASA's Hypersonic Inflatable Aerodynamic Decelerator, or HIAD, were exposed to temperatures up to...

X-plane preliminary design model tests quiet supersonic technology

NASA photograph by Chris Giersch Samantha O’Flaherty, Test Engineer for Jacobs Technology Inc., finalizes the set-up of the Quiet Supersonic Technology Preliminary Design Model inside...

NASA completes welding of LOX tank for first SLS flight

NASA photograph by Jude Guidry NASA is another step closer to completing all main structures for the agency’s first launch of the Space Launch System...

Five tips for photographing Aug. 21 total solar eclipse

NASA photograph by Robin CordinerPeople watch a partial eclipse in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on March 20, 2015. The total solar eclipse crossing America on...

Northrop Grumman’s Astro Aerospace completes PDR for Inmarsat 6’s L-band reflectors

CARPINTERIA, Calif. -- Astro Aerospace, a Northrop Grumman business, completed a successful Preliminary Design Review of the nine meter L-band reflectors for two Airbus...