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Forward to the Moon: Airbus wins ESA studies for future human base in lunar orbit

Posted September 21, 2018 by

The European Space Agency has commissioned Airbus for two studies for possible European involvement in the future human base in lunar orbit. The Gateway, previously known as the Deep Space Gateway or Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G), is a project involving the U.S., Russian, Canadian, Japanese and European space agencies (NASA, Roscosmos, CSA, JAXA and ESA)….

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Northrop Grumman successfully tests Orion spacecraft’s launch abort motor

Posted December 14, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman along with NASA and Lockheed Martin successfully performed a ground firing test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Promontory, Utah.

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Latest Blue Origin launch tests technologies of interest to space exploration

Posted July 20, 2018 by

On July 18, 2018, at 8:35 am PDT, Blue Origin successfully launched its New Shepard rocket from the company’s West Texas launch site with five NASA-supported technologies onboard.

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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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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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NASA aeronautics on display at Fiesta

Posted October 17, 2015 by Jay Levine

Travis Bator of Minnesota came to 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to see a kaleidoscope of color in the skies. After he saw what he came to see, he ventured to the NASA exhibit, which featured a collection of futuristic concept aircraft.

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Hypersonic test flight a success in Aussie Outback

Posted May 20, 2016 by

A successful test flight of an experimental rocket has further cemented South Australia’s place in the international space industry. Launched from the Woomera Test Range in the heart of the South Australian outback, the rocket reached an apogee of 278 kilometers, achieving the targeted speed of Mach 7.5 (seven and a half times the speed…

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Old data, new tricks: Fresh results from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft 20 years on

Posted April 30, 2018 by

Far across the solar system, from where Earth appears merely as a pale blue dot, NASA’s Galileo spacecraft spent eight years orbiting Jupiter. During that time, the hearty spacecraft — slightly larger than a full-grown giraffe — sent back spates of discoveries on the gas giant’s moons

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NASA ISS cargo launches aboard Orbital ATK mission

Posted November 13, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Bill Ingalls Orbital ATK’s eighth contracted cargo delivery flight to the station successfully launched at 7:19 a.m., EST, on an Antares rocket from Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Nov. 12. The International Space Station will receive about 7,400 pounds of cargo, including new science and technology investigations, following…

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NASA targets May 2018 launch of Mars InSight mission

Posted March 9, 2016 by

NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to study the deep interior of Mars is targeting a new launch window that begins May 5, 2018, with a Mars landing scheduled for Nov. 26, 2018.

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