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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:44:00 +0100
As we move closer to the highly anticipated first ever test flight of the Orion spacecraft, there's an aerospace company which would be keeping its fingers tightly crossed during this nail-biting moment for the U.S. spaceflight. Lockheed Martin which built the manned capsule that will take American astronauts far beyond Earth, is much more than excited about the milestone flight. "We live for this kind of project. We will tell our kids and our grandkids about this," Allison Rake...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:00:00 +0100
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully conducted the integrated baseline review (IBR) of the production, deployment and initial sustainment phase for the Enhanced Polar System (EPS) Control and Planning Segment (CAPS). The U.S. Air Force's EPS provides space-enabled, secure communications capabilities to polar users in support of national objectives. EPS CAPS receives telemetry and supplies configuration commands, mission and cryptographic planning for the EPS payload. Th...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:17:00 +0100
Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world's leading space technology companies, today announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the company a contract for its Pegasus(r) rocket to launch the space agency's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) scientific satellite into low Earth orbit. With the selection of Orbital's air-launched Pegasus rocket, NASA is again turning to Orbital to provide both the satellite and launch vehicle for an imp...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:56:00 +0100
Following the State Review Board's decision, the Proton M/Astra 2G integrated launch vehicle (ILV) was rolled out to Launch Complex at 4:30 am (Moscow Time) earlier today.The ILV is now installed on its launch pad. After the ILV roll-out to the service tower, specialists from Khrunichev and other Roscosmos entities proceeded with the operations specified for the Day 1 of the countdown schedule. The launch of Astra-2G is scheduled for 28 November. This will be 7th launch for the Proton in ...
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:47:00 +0100
Based on joint work by ESA and CNES, the date for the IXV mission to be launched by Vega has been set for February 11, 2015. Arianespace will resume launch preparations in early 2015.
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