PALO ALTO, Calif. -
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was selected by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to integrate the flight hardware for a new capability designed to carry small science and technology missions to space on its geostationary (GEO) satellite platform.
SSL plans to support completing the design and integration of the first Payload Orbital Delivery system (PODs) accommodation on the SSL 1300 platform—...
Preparations are in full swing for the launch of Angara 5 heavy-lift launch vehicle, marking the next testing phase of the new Angara family of rockets.
With the required testing completed, the first Angara 5 launch vehicle flight article has been shipped to Plesetsk from Khrunichev Space Center (KhSC) of Moscow.
Two trains carrying the Angara 5 components (booster stages, upper stage, payload dummy and payloads fairing) left the KhSC facility last week.
The first Angara launch ve...
ROCKVILLE, Md. -
As part of an SGT, Inc.-led team, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) will provide mission and flight crew operations support to NASA for the International Space Station (ISS) and future human space exploration. These support services within the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II (IMOC II) are critical to the safe operation of all NASA human spaceflight missions.
Under IMOC II, Lockheed Martin will provide expertise to support mission planning and preparation, crew and flight controller t...
In order to proceed with complementary verifications on the Ariane 5 ES launch system, Arianespace has decided to delay the VA219 launch for a few days. This mission with ATV 5 “Georges Lemaître” had been scheduled for July 24.
A new launch date will be announced next week.
PALO ALTO, Calif. -
Space Systems/Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that it was one of the companies selected by NASA to study system concepts and key technologies for NASA’S Asteroid Redirect Mission, which is expected to be a key part of the agency’s path to sending humans to Mars. SSL will conduct two studies; one that examines using MDA robotic technology for asteroid capture, and one that examines adapting commercial spacecraft for the Asteroid Redirect Ve...