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NASA announces updated crew assignment for Boeing flight test

Posted January 23, 2019 by

NASA photograph NASA astronaut Mike Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test. He previously served as an International Space Station flight engineer and science officer on Expedition 9, and commanded the station on Expedition 18. NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew…

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Advanced imaging reconnaissance satellite launched from Vandenberg

Posted January 21, 2019 by Peter W. Merlin

Following a long string of delays, the nation's newest advanced imaging satellite launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on January 19.

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SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

Posted January 21, 2019 by AP

HAWTHORNE, Calif.–SpaceX said Jan. 16 that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs. The decision was made to streamline operations, the Hawthorne, Calif.,-based company said in a…

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Scientists finally know what time it is on Saturn

Posted January 21, 2019 by

Using new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, researchers believe they have solved a longstanding mystery of solar system science: the length of a day on Saturn. It's 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds.

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Dragon back on earth as crew revs up ISS science

Posted January 14, 2019 by

NASA photograph International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are parked at the space station including the Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply ship and Russia’s Progress 70 and 71 resupply ships and the Soyuz MS-11 crew ship all from Roscosmos. The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft is back on Earth after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean Jan….

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U.S. Air Force contracts Lockheed Martin to continue GPS ground control system sustainment

Posted January 11, 2019 by

Lockheed Martin image The U.S. Air Force’s Lockheed Martin-built next generation GPS III satellite on orbit. Rendering portrays GPS III Space Vehicles (SVs) 01-10. The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin the GPS Control Segment Sustainment II contract to continue to sustain and further modernize the Global Positioning System satellite constellation’s ground control system…

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U.S. will pick up pace in race to space with China, DOD official says

Posted January 9, 2019 by C. Todd Lopez

The United States isn’t out of the game yet when it comes to space, but if it wants to remain on top, it will need to do more and do it faster, a senior Defense Department official said Jan. 8.

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Crew wraps up science packing after robotic arm grips Dragon

Posted January 9, 2019 by

NASA photograph Mexico, Baja California and the southern coast of the state of California are pictured as the International Space Station orbited above the Pacific Ocean. When the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft returns to Earth after completing its mission at the station it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean a few hundred miles off the…

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First GPS III satellite successfully launched

Posted January 2, 2019 by

Courtesy graphic GPS III Satellite, the newest generation of GPS satellites, brings new capabilities to users, including three times greater accuracy and up to eight times improved anti-jamming capabilities. The U.S. Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the first Global Positioning Systems III satellite Dec. 23, 2018, from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape…

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You are here: First Lockheed Martin-built next gen GPS III satellite responding to commands

Posted December 26, 2018 by

A major milestone in the U.S. Air Force's plan to bring new technology and capabilities to the GPS constellation, the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite began "talking" with engineers and operators from ground control, as planned, following its successful launch.

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