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Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch site

Posted July 20, 2018 by AP

A California-based rocket company has shortlisted the Kodiak, Alaska, spaceport as a possible permanent home for its launches. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports Rocket Lab announced July 17 that it’s seeking to build a launch complex in the U.S. to complement its current launch site in New Zealand. Alaska’s Pacific Spaceport Complex is among four…

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Workers walk out on strike against rocket company

Posted May 8, 2018 by

DECATUR, Al.–Workers who build and launch rockets have gone on strike in Alabama, Florida and California. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted May 6 to reject a three-year contract offer from United Launch Alliance of Centennial, Colorado. The strike, which began May 7, involves about 300 workers who assemble rockets…

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NASA awards universal stage adapter contract for Space Launch System rocket

Posted June 9, 2017 by

NASA has selected Dynetics, Inc. of Huntsville, Ala., to develop and build a universal stage adapter for the agency’s Space Launch System rocket. The adapter will connect NASA’s Orion spacecraft and provide additional cargo space for the future configurations of the rocket containing an exploration upper stage. Under the contract, Dynetics will design, develop, test, evaluate,…

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SECAF: Accelerating defendable space, multi-domain operations key to future readiness

Posted March 23, 2018 by

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee about the Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget March 20, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

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NASA successfully launches student experiments from Wallops

Posted August 17, 2016 by

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m., EDT, Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  Participants included students from eight community colleges and universities from across the United States.  The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles.  Data was…

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Airbus delivers new ISS life support system

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Airbus photograph ACLS technology demonstrator generates oxygen and water in a closed system. Airbus has delivered the Advanced Closed Loop System, an advanced life support system to purify air and produce oxygen for the International Space Station. The system also produces water, more or less as a byproduct of the technology. ACLS was developed by…

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Surviving inferno of entry, descent, landing

Posted May 4, 2018 by

Anticipation is building as preparations are well underway for the launch of NASA’s next Mars mission, InSight. But before the roar of the rocket lifting off from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., has subsided, a NASA team will be hard at work preparing for the lander’s eventual plunge through the Martian atmosphere. Experts from NASA’s…

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Raytheon completes development of 3rd Generation Bradley Commander’s Primary Sight

Posted October 15, 2015 by

Raytheon’s Missile Systems business has completed the development of its 3rd Generation Commander’s Primary Sight ahead of the U.S. Army’s anticipated Improved FLIR lethality engineering change proposal for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle. “What sets our Commander’s Primary Sight apart from others is Raytheon’s coordinated reuse of existing Bradley vehicle components and interfaces,” said Duane…

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Hyten announces Space Enterprise Vision

Posted April 15, 2016 by

Gen. John Hyten, the commander of Air Force Space Command, announced the command’s Space Enterprise Vision April 12 at Peterson Air Force Base. The SEV is the result of an AFSPC-commissioned study that looked at how to make the nation’s national security space enterprise more resilient. The August 2015 SEV study addressed the findings of…

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A deep space communications hub in desert

Posted June 15, 2018 by

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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