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Joby, NASA Simulation Demos Up To 120 Air Taxi Operations Per Hour in Busy Airspace

December 21, 2023

Via: ASD News

Joby Aviation, Inc., a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has successfully completed a series of air traffic simulations with NASA’s Ames Research Center that evaluated how air taxi operations […]


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NASA Tests In-Flight Capability of Artemis Moon Rocket Engine

November 30, 2023

Via: ASD News

NASA conducted the third RS-25 engine hot fire in a critical 12-test certification series Nov. 29, demonstrating a key capability necessary for flight of the SLS (Space Launch System) rocket during Artemis missions to the Moon and beyond. NASA is […]


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Early Production Continues on Advanced Upper Stage for NASA Moon Rocket

November 7, 2023

Via: ASD News

Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have completed a major portion of a weld confidence article for the advanced upper stage of NASA’s SLS (Space Launch System) rocket. The hardware was rotated to a horizontal position and […]


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Rocket Lab Integrating Twin Spacecraft for Mission to Mars for NASA

October 19, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a global leader in launch services and space systems, today announced that the two spacecraft the Company is building for NASA’s Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (ESCAPADE) mission have entered the system integration phase […]


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Moon lander company announces $20 million equity investment

September 8, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

Its Nova-C lander (pictured) – chosen by Nasa to deliver small commercial payloads to the lunar surface in the upcoming IM-1 mission – will return the United States to the Moon for the first time since Apollo 17 in 1972, […]


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Rocket Lab Prepares Mix of NASA and Commercial Satellites, and Takes Next Step in Rocket Reusability Program

July 17, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a leading launch and space systems company, is preparing to launch a mix of satellites for NASA and commercial satellite constellation operators in the coming days. The mission, named Baby Come Back, is scheduled for lift-off […]


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NASA, SpaceX Launch Solar Arrays, Cargo to Space Station

June 6, 2023

Via: ASD News

Following a successful launch of NASA’s SpaceX 28th commercial resupply services mission, two new solar arrays, science investigations, and supplies are on their way to the International Space Station. Carrying more than 7,000 pounds of cargo to the orbiting laboratory, […]


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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Second Batch of TROPICS Satellites for NASA

May 30, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a leading launch and space systems company, today successfully completed the second of two dedicated Electron launches to deploy a constellation of tropical cyclone monitoring satellites for NASA. The Coming To A Storm Near You launch […]


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Rocket Lab Sets Date for 2nd NASA TROPICS Launch to Deploy Storm Monitoring Constellation

May 16, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab is preparing to launch the second half of NASA’s TROPICS satellite constellation as early as May 22, just two weeks after successfully completing the first launch Mahia, New Zealand. May 15, 2023 – Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: […]


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Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center appoints first female director

April 14, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

Goddard’s range of missions support scientific disciplines including Earth science, solar science and the sun-Earth environment, planetary studies and astrophysics. It is, for example, the operational home of the Hubble Space Telescope. With a workforce of 10,000, both civil servants […]


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Rocket Lab to Launch NASA’s Cyclone-Tracking Satellite Constellation from New Zealand

April 11, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) (“Rocket Lab” or “the Company”), a leading launch and space systems company, today announced it will launch NASA’s TROPICS constellation across two dedicated Electron missions lifting off from Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand […]


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Blue Origin rocket wins NASA award for Escapade Mars Science Mission

February 15, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

The launch, from Space Launch Complex-36 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, is targeted for late 2024. It will then take around 11 months to arrive at Mars after leaving Earth’s orbit, reports Blue Origin, which was founded […]


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Nasa deepens bond with Japan for space cooperation

January 17, 2023

Via: Electronics Weekly

Described as building on a long history of collaboration in space exploration between the U.S. and Japan, it’s full title is: “The Framework Agreement Between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America for Cooperation […]


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NASA Science, Cargo Launches on NGC Resupply Mission

November 8, 2022

Via: ASD News

A Northrop Grumman Cygnus resupply spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with more than 8,200 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching at 5:32 a.m. EST Monday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. NASA […]


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Nasa continues repairs to Artemis 1 ahead of rescheduled launch

September 12, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

It says it is preparing for the next launch opportunity as early as Friday, 23 September. Officials stopped the original Saturday 3 September launch countdown after discovering a hydrogen leak in a quick disconnect, an interface between the hydrogen fuel […]


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SWOT satellite all set to depart for United States

September 6, 2022

Via: ASD News

After more than a year in assembly, integration and testing at Thales Alenia Space’s facility in Cannes, France, for the French and U.S. space agencies CNES and NASA, the SWOT satellite (Surface Water and Ocean Topography) is making final preparations […]


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Fly Me to the Moon! NASA’s Orion Spacecraft With the Airbus-built European Service Module is Ready for Launch

August 24, 2022

Via: ASD News

NASA’s Orion spacecraft will be launched in a few days from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, on its mission to the Moon. The Airbus-built European Service Module (ESM) will power Orion to and from its lunar orbit as part […]


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NASA, SpaceX Launch Climate Science Research, More to Space Station

July 15, 2022

Via: ASD News

A SpaceX Dragon resupply spacecraft carrying more than 5,800 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and other cargo is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 8:44 p.m. EDT Thursday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in […]


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KBR to Support $3.5B Next-Gen Spacesuit Development for Return to the Moon and Beyond

July 13, 2022

Via: ASD News

KBR (NYSE: KBR) is pleased to announce it is a major partner to Axiom Space, which NASA selected as one of two companies eligible to support the development of NASA’s next-generation spacesuit and spacewalk systems through the Exploration Extravehicular Activity […]


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Rocket Lab Moon Mission for NASA a Success

July 5, 2022

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab successfully deploys CAPSTONE satellite to lunar transfer orbit for NASA, charting a new path to the Moon. CAPSTONE is testing a never-before-flown orbit of the Moon and is the first mission of NASA’s Artemis program Long Beach, California. […]