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Calling time on government funded manned space travel

March 29, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The UK’s Astronomer Royal – his official title – has said government funding should no longer be used to send people into space. Talking in the context of space exploration and inter-planetary travel, he highlights that with the progress of […]


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BAE Systems completes $5.5 billion acquisition of Ball Aerospace

February 21, 2024

Via: Electronics Weekly

The transaction closed at a purchase price of $5.5 billion (approximately £4.4 billion), which has been funded through existing cash and new external debt, said the company. Ball Aerospace will be called Space & Mission Systems and become a fourth […]


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Rocket Lab Successfully Launches Mission Designed to Investigate Removing Space Junk from Orbit

February 19, 2024

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a global leader in launch services and space systems, today launched its 44th Electron rocket, successfully deploying an orbital debris inspection satellite for Astroscale Japan Inc. The mission, named “On Closer Inspection”, launched from Pad B […]


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Airbus Starts Galileo 2nd Generation Satellite Production

December 4, 2023

Via: ASD News

Full production has begun on the six Galileo Second Generation (G2) satellites at Airbus’ site in Friedrichshafen, Germany, with the arrival of the first satellite Flight Model structure from Beyond Gravity in Zurich. After initial preparation the panels will be […]


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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 Receives FAA Authorization to Resume Launches

October 30, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a global leader in launch services and space systems, today announced it has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to resume Electron launches from Launch Complex 1. The authorization comes after Rocket Lab experienced […]


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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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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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Rocket Lab Debuts HASTE Rocket with 1st Successful Suborbital Launch from Virginia

June 19, 2023

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab USA, Inc., a global leader in launch services and space systems, today announced it successfully launched its first suborbital testbed launch vehicle, called HASTE (Hypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron) for a confidential customer. The inaugural launch took place […]


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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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Axiom Space, ESA Sign Agreement with Swedish National Space Agency on Future Mission to ISS

April 24, 2023

Via: ASD News

Houston-based company Axiom Space, a leader in commercial human spaceflight and architect of the world’s first commercial space station, and the Swedish National Space Agency, along with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA), have signed a letter of […]


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Boeing Delivers Powerful Satellite Platform to Viasat

March 21, 2023

Via: ASD News

Boeing delivered the most powerful satellite platform the company has built to date, the 702MP+, a custom-designed spacecraft for network provider Viasat. “Working with Boeing, we’re very excited to complete the ViaSat-3 Americas and bring us one step closer to […]


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Rocket Lab Plans 2 Launches Days Apart From 2 Continents

March 1, 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 is preparing to launch two dedicated missions in March from the Company’s launch sites in the United States and […]


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Sidus Space Secures Additional Launches with SpaceX

February 23, 2023

Via: ASD News

Sidus Space, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIDU) (“The Company”), a Space-as-a-Service company focused on mission critical hardware manufacturing combined with commercial satellite design, manufacture, launch, and data collection, today announced it has signed an agreement with SpaceX to launch on Transporter missions manifested […]


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Terran Orbital Wins $2.4Bn Contract to Build 300 Satellites for Rivada Space Networks

February 23, 2023

Via: ASD News

Terran Orbital Corporation, (“Terran Orbital” or “the Company”), a global leader in satellite-based solutions, today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems, Inc. (“Tyvak”), has been awarded a $2.4 billion contract to design, build, and deploy 288 low-earth orbit satellites […]


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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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GKN Aerospace and ArianeGroup Extend Partnership on Ariane 6 Rocket Engine Subsystems

December 19, 2022

Via: ASD News

GKN Aerospace has signed a contract with ArianeGroup to supply the next phase of Ariane 6 turbines and Vulcain nozzles. The contract includes the manufacturing and supply of units for the next 14 Ariane 6 launchers, to be produced from […]


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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 […]