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NASA licenses SmallSat technology to Thermal Management Technologies

Posted August 8, 2018 by

A conversation at last year’s Small Satellite Conference in Utah led to the Strategic Partnerships Office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., signing a non-exclusive license agreement with Thermal Management Technologies of North Logan, Utah. “We chatted a bit about a couple of NASA technologies that complemented some small satellite structures TMT…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne delivers power generator for Mars 2020 Rover

Posted August 8, 2018 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne, in collaboration with Teledyne, recently delivered the electrical power generator for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory, where it will be fueled, tested and readied for flight.

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NASA awards $15 million to small businesses for competitive research, development program

Posted August 8, 2018 by

NASA has selected 20 research and technology proposals — valued at $15 million — from 19 American small businesses. Each is partnering with research institutions for Phase II of NASA’s competitive Small Business Technology Transfer program. STTR supports NASA’s future missions into deep space and benefits the U.S. economy. Selected proposals will support the development…

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U.S. cargo ship departs ISS with critical scientific research

Posted August 6, 2018 by

After delivering more than 5,900 pounds of science and supplies, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft departed the International Space Station Aug. 3 at 12:38 p.m., EDT, and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean after 6 p.m.

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Powerful communications satellites for U.S., allies shipped for launch

Posted August 6, 2018 by

Lockheed Martin photograph Lockheed Martin built and tested the fourth AEHF satellite in Sunnyvale, Calif., before shipping it for launch. Two other satellites are in production. Lockheed Martin shipped the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellite July 27 to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for an October…

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NASA assigns crews to first test flights, missions on commercial spacecraft

Posted August 6, 2018 by

NASA introduced to the world Aug. 3 the first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station -- an endeavor that will return astronaut launches to U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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Air Mobility Command chief looks toward supplying forces from space

Posted August 3, 2018 by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, right, commander of Air Mobility Command, speaks to the Defense Writers Group in Washington, Aug. 2, 2018. Everhart discussed mobility in space during the event. Deliveries from space are going to happen, and the Defense Department must be ready to capitalize on the…

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Northrop Grumman-built, operated planet-seeking spacecraft begins multi-year mission

Posted August 3, 2018 by

Northrop Grumman has announced that NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has successfully reached its desired stable orbit and begun science operations.

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NASA, commercial partners progress to human spaceflight home stretch

Posted August 1, 2018 by Madison Tuttle

NASA and commercial industry partners Boeing and SpaceX are making significant advances in preparing to launch astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the space shuttle’s retirement in 2011.

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Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus Spacecraft successfully concludes cargo supply mission to ISS

Posted August 1, 2018 by

NASA photograph From July 15, 2018 when Northrop Grumman’s “S.S. J.R. Thompson” Cygnus spacecraft left the International Space Station after delivering approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to astronauts on board. The spacecraft successfully concluded its ninth cargo supply mission on July 30. Northrop Grumman has announced that its “S.S. J.R. Thompson” Cygnus™ spacecraft successfully completed…

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