Tag: Spacecraft

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

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 […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Lockheed Martin prepares in-space satellite upgrade demonstration for launch

August 11, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Space is a dynamic domain and our customers are demanding the ability to upgrade spacecraft on orbit – to provide greater capabilities and more mission flexibility,” said Lockheed Martin v-p Chris Crawford. “Linuss will be the first step flight-qualifying this […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Lockheed Martin opens STAR Center manufacturing for Orion spacecraft

July 19, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

The STAR Center, says the company, will expand manufacturing, assembly and testing capacity for NASA’s Orion spacecraft programme and support future space exploration. The 55,000 square-foot space – in Titusville, Florida – will be a “digitally-transformed factory of the future” […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R & D

Additive in Space – Cost Reduction in Aerospace Through Additive Manufacturing

March 31, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Spacecraft are developed on Earth, tested, fully assembled and transported in one piece by a launch vehicle to their respective places of operation. Each component must be designed to withstand the high loads of the launch phase. In most cases, […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft

January 20, 2020

Via: ASD News

NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

SNC Selects ULA for Dream Chaser Spacecraft Launches

August 15, 2019

Via: ASD News

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, selected United Launch Alliance (ULA) as the launch vehicle provider for the Dream Chaser® spacecraft’s six NASA missions […]

Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Launch of First U.S. Spacecraft to Sample an Asteroid Set for September, NASA Media Accreditation Open

May 23, 2016

Via: PR Newswire

NASA has opened accreditation for media to attend the September launch of the first U.S. mission to sample an asteroid. NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security – Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft will travel to and collect surface material from […]