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Orion’s powerhouse

Posted February 23, 2018 by

Airbus photograph A technician works on the European Service Module that will propel the Orion spacecraft in space and provide air, water and electricity for future crews. ESA, the European Space Agency, and its contractor Airbus Defence & Space are providing the service module for NASA’s first two exploration missions of Orion and the powerful…

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Lockheed Martin completes assembly on Arabsat’s newest communications satellite

Posted February 21, 2018 by

A new, high-capacity communications satellite that will deliver TV, internet and mobile phone services to the Middle East, Africa and Europe is one step closer to launch.

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NASA’s lunar outpost will extend human presence in deep space

Posted February 16, 2018 by

As NASA sets its sights on returning to the Moon, and preparing for Mars, the agency is developing new opportunities in lunar orbit to provide the foundation for human exploration deeper into the solar system.

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LM invites innovators, entrepreneurs to join next space age

Posted February 9, 2018 by

For the first time, Lockheed Martin has publicly released specifications for its satellite platforms with the goal of offering new opportunities for collaboration to companies aspiring to send innovative technologies to space. As part of a new satellite innovation initiative called Lockheed Martin Open Space, and building on expertise from the more than 800 satellites…

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Combined optics, science instruments of space telescope arrive at Northrop Grumman

Posted February 5, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman photograph The Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea container enclosed with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope’s Optical Telescope and Integrated Science instrument module (OTIS) arriving at Northrop Grumman Redondo Beach, Calif., facilities Feb, 2. REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 5, 2018 – The two halves of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope…

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America’s premier space wing completes SBIRS baseline constellation

Posted February 2, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Holden S. Faul

“Nobody does what we do; other organizations and nations perform missile warning to some degree, but only the 460th Operations Group does so on a global scale every second of every single day,” said Capt. Ryan Griggs, 2nd Space Warning Squadron assistant director of operations at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. It’s no secret that…

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Soon humans will travel out beyond Moon

Posted February 2, 2018 by

Construction has officially begun on the spaceship that will achieve America's goal of returning astronauts to the Moon. Lockheed Martin technicians and engineers at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans welded together the first two components of the Orion crew module capsule for Exploration Mission-2 (EM-2).

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NASA twins study confirms preliminary findings

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The Twin Study propelled NASA into the genomics era of space travel. It was a ground-breaking study comparing what happened to astronaut Scott Kelly, in space, to his identical twin brother, Mark, who remained on Earth. The perfect nature versus nurture study was born.

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Final RFP released for Air Force launch services contract

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force has released a final Request for Proposal for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Launch Services for the following payloads:  National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-85, NROL-87, SILENTBARKER, Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO)-5, and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-44. The final RFP was released Jan. 31, 2018, with proposals due back…

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America’s first satellite established ‘foothold in space’

Posted January 29, 2018 by Bob Granath

NASA photograph In the gantry at Space Launch Complex 26 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Annex (now Cape Canaveral Air Force Station), a technician lowers the Explorer 1 satellite onto the launch vehicle’s fourth stage motor. On the evening of Jan. 31, 1958, the United States orbited its first satellite — Explorer 1. The effort…

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