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Under Control: U.S. Air Force’s SBIRS GEO Flight-4 missile warning satellite responding to commands

Posted January 22, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force's 460th Space Wing is now "talking" with the fourth Space Based Infrared System  Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite after its successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018.

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EchoStar III satellite recovered, retired

Posted September 8, 2017 by

EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced Sept. 6 that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. “After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit…

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CubeSats deployed from International Space Station

Posted May 20, 2016 by

NASA photograph CubeSats fly free after leaving the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station on May 17, 2016. Seen here are two Dove satellites. The satellites are part of a constellation designed, built and operated by Planet Labs Inc. to take images of Earth from space. The images have several humanitarian and environmental…

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Final RFP released for Air Force launch services contract

Posted February 2, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force has released a final Request for Proposal for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Launch Services for the following payloads:  National Reconnaissance Office Launch (NROL)-85, NROL-87, SILENTBARKER, Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (SBIRS GEO)-5, and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)-44. The final RFP was released Jan. 31, 2018, with proposals due back…

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NASA awards contract to increase water recovery on ISS

Posted June 29, 2016 by

NASA has selected Paragon Space Development Corporation, a small business headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., to develop a system that will increase the rate of water recovery from the urine of astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The contract is valued at $5.1 million for the delivery of one Brine Processor Assembly, and is sponsored by…

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NASA, ULA launch Parker Solar Probe on historic journey to touch sun

Posted August 13, 2018 by

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Aug. 12 to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission.

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NASA astronaut Nick Hague set for new station mission after abort

Posted March 8, 2019 by

NASA photographs NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Hammock Koch and Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos are scheduled to launch March 14, 2019, from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a mission to the International Space Station as members of Expeditions 59 and 60. NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to…

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Work progresses on Orion powerhouse for crewed mission

Posted October 13, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Rad Sinyak While engineers in Europe continue to outfit the Orion spacecraft’s service module for Exploration Mission-1 in preparation for shipment to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida next year, work is already beginning on the service module that will power, propel, cool and provide air and water for the first crewed…

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NASA’s Cassini mission prepares for ‘grand finale’ at Saturn

Posted April 7, 2017 by

NASA/JPL-Caltech image This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft above Saturn’s northern hemisphere prior to one of its 22 grand finale dives. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives…

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NASA InSight lander arrives on Martian surface to learn what lies beneath

Posted November 26, 2018 by

Mars has just received its newest robotic resident. NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile journey from Earth. InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with rocky…

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