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Boeing satellite for ViaSat to significantly enhance satellite broadband communications

Posted June 2, 2017 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–Leveraging the recently launched Boeing [NYSE: BA] 702 high-power satellite, ViaSat’s second-generation satellite, ViaSat-2, will realize a seven-fold increase in broadband internet service coverage from its previous generation satellite and offer twice as much capacity on orbit. ViaSat-2 will also offer flexibility to move satellite capacity to where broadband demand exists and is…

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Boeing to design, build seven medium earth orbit satellites for SES

Posted September 11, 2017 by

Boeing will design and build seven super-powered medium earth orbit satellites for SES, delivering efficient high-performance data communications services to users around the world.

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NASA’s Webb Telescope Emerges from Chamber A

Posted December 8, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Chris Gunn NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope emerged from Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Dec. 1, 2017, to prepare for its upcoming move to California. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, or Webb, emerged from Chamber A at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Dec. 1, 2017,…

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NASA Challenge seeks ways to use Mars’ natural resources for astronauts

Posted October 7, 2015 by

Living off the land is different when the land is 140 million miles away, so NASA is looking for innovative ideas to use in situ (in place) Martian resources to help establish a human presence on the Red Planet. The In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge offers the public an opportunity to submit designs for structures…

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Be an astronaut: NASA accepting applications for future explorers

Posted December 14, 2015 by

Recently named the best place to work in the federal government for the fourth year in a row, NASA is looking for the best candidates to work in the best job on or off the planet. The astronaut candidate application website now is live and accepting submissions through Feb. 18. Qualifying U.S. citizens may apply…

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ULA completes design review for next-gen Vulcan Centaur rocket

Posted March 28, 2016 by

United Launch Alliance successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review for the Vulcan Centaur launch vehicle with dual Blue Origin BE-4 engines. The PDR, a major milestone in development of the Vulcan launch vehicle, confirms that the design meets the requirements for the diverse set of missions it will support. The ULA team will build upon…

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Dragon attached to station Harmony module

Posted July 20, 2016 by

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was bolted into place on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 10:03 a.m., EDT, July 20 as the station flew about 252 statute miles over the California and Oregon border. The spacecraft is delivering nearly 5,000 pounds of science, hardware and supplies, including instruments to perform the…

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Next space station crew set for launch, live on NASA TV

Posted October 12, 2016 by

Three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 4:05 a.m., EDT, Oct. 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Live launch coverage will begin at 3:15 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko,…

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NASA’s MAVEN reveals most of Mars’ atmosphere was lost to space

Posted March 31, 2017 by

Solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could have supported life billions of years ago into a frigid desert world, according to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft.

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SpaceX’s latest activities

Posted June 27, 2017 by

BulgariaSat-1 launched into orbit On June 23, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 satellite into orbit — the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria’s history. This mission marked the second reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, having previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this…

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