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Seventh Boeing GPS IIF delivered to orbit, is operational

Posted August 5, 2014 by

A Boeing Global Positioning System IIF satellite, launched late Aug. 1, has sent the signals to controllers that confirm it is currently operating properly within the constellation that millions of people rely on for timing and navigation information.

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NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears completion, ready for fueling

Posted September 15, 2014 by

NASA is making steady progress on its Orion spacecraft, completing several milestones this week at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the capsule's first trip to space in December.

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Lockheed Martin delivers geostationary lightning mapper instrument for weather satellite

Posted October 15, 2014 by

A Lockheed Martin team has delivered the first Geostationary Lightning Mapper instrument that will provide earlier alerts of developing severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings.

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NASA tests revolutionary shape changing aircraft flap for first time

Posted November 17, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich For taxi testing, the ACTE flap was extended to 20 degrees deflection. Flight results will validate whether the seamless design with its advanced lightweight materials can reduce wing structural weight, improve fuel economy and efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts. NASA’s green aviation project is one step closer to developing technology…

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XCOR announces further progress on the XCOR Lynx spacecraft

Posted December 22, 2014 by

The XCOR Lynx® suborbital spacecraft continues to make rapid progress towards final assembly.

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Boeing to build all-electric propulsion satellite for SES

Posted February 18, 2015 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Boeing will build for SES S.A. a new, all-electric 702SP satellite that will enable SES’ airline customers to provide in-flight entertainment and WiFi over North America, Central America and the Caribbean. This is the 12th satellite in more than 25 years that Luxembourg-based SES has ordered from Boeing, and the first…

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NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission passes critical milestone

Posted April 1, 2015 by

Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Artist concept of OSIRIS-REx, the first U.S. mission to return samples from an asteroid to Earth. NASA’s groundbreaking science mission to retrieve a sample from an ancient space rock has moved closer to fruition. The Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has passed a critical milestone…

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NASA’s CubeSat initiative aids in testing of technology for solar sails in space

Posted May 20, 2015 by

With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space May 20 aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., as part of the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative. The Atlas V sent the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B space plane on its fourth mission,…

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NASA, SpaceX announce NASA social for Falcon 9 launch attempt

Posted April 3, 2012 by

NASA and Space Exploration Technologies will invite 50 of their social media followers to a two-day NASA Social April 29-30 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event is expected to culminate in the launch of SpaceX’s second Commercial Orbital Transportation Services demonstration flight. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is targeted to lift off at…

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NASA Dawn spacecraft reveals secrets of giant asteroid Vesta

Posted April 25, 2012 by

Findings from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft reveal new details about the giant asteroid Vesta, including its varied surface composition, sharp temperature changes and clues to its internal structure. The findings were presented today at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, Austria and will help scientists better understand the early solar system and processes that dominated…

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