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55 communication satellites in orbit for the Iridium® NEXT Constellation

Successful 6th launch of 5 new Iridium® NEXT satellites! The sixth batch of Iridium® NEXT satellites built by Thales Alenia Space has been successfully launched by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The success of this sixth launch for the Iridium® NEXT program further solidifies the company’s reputation for excelled expertise as prime… Read More ›

Demonstration Proves Nuclear Fission System Can Provide Space Exploration Power

NASA and the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) have successfully demonstrated a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration crewed missions to the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond. NASA announced the results of the demonstration, called the Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) experiment,during a news conference Wednesday at its Glenn Research… Read More ›

NASA Planet Hunter on Its Way to Orbit

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life. TESS, which is expected to find thousands of new exoplanets orbiting nearby stars, lifted off at 6:51 p.m. EDT Wednesday on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40… Read More ›

NASA to Air Prelaunch Briefing, Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA provider SpaceX is scheduled to launch its 10th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station no earlier than 10:01 a.m. EST Saturday, Feb. 18. Live coverage of the launch will begin at 8:30 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft will lift off on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket… Read More ›

Mission STS-42

    Mission Description Patch STS-42 (Credit: Canadian Space Agency) Text description of image Launch Date: January 22, 1992 Time: 9:52:33 a.m. EST Site: Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Landing Date: January 30, 1992 Time: 8:07:17 a.m. PST Site: Edwards Air Force Base Mission Duration: 8 days 1 h 14 min 44 s Flight Number: STS-42… Read More ›

NASA TV to Broadcast Cargo Ship Departure from Space Station

Six weeks after delivering more than 4.5 tons of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, an unpiloted Japanese cargo spacecraft is scheduled to depart the station Friday, Jan. 27. Live coverage of the departure will begin at 10 a.m. EST on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Ground controllers will use the station’s… Read More ›

Defense Information System Agency/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization awards flight services contract to Rockwell Collins

Services will enable U.S. government aircraft to utilize efficient air traffic control routing to reduce mission time and fuel costs. The Defense Information System Agency (DISA)/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DITCO) has awarded a Data Link Service Provider (DSP) 4 contract to Rockwell Collins. The DSP 4 contract, with options, represents a potential five year… Read More ›

NASA Selects Launch Services for Global Surface Water Survey Mission

NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency’s Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. Launch is targeted for April 2021 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch… Read More ›

Better Forecasts Ahead: Lockheed Martin-Built GOES-R Weather Satellite Launched

New Weather Satellite for NOAA to Greatly Improve Weather Forecasting and Warnings NOAA’s GOES-R weather satellite, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), was successfully launched today at 6:42 p.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket. The spacecraft successfully deployed its large solar array, which… Read More ›

NASA Announces Media Briefing on New Hurricane Mission

NASA will hold a media briefing at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss the upcoming Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission, a constellation of eight microsatellites that will gather never-before-seen details on the formation and intensity of tropical cyclones and hurricanes. The briefing will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium… Read More ›

Successful Launch of CASSIOPE: Hybrid Satellite Mission Carrying Science and Telecommunications Payloads.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is proud to announce that Canadian satellite, Cascade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE) was successfully launched today at noon (12:00 p.m. EDT). Lift off took place from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. CASSIOPE is the first Canadian hybrid satellite to carry a dual mission in the… Read More ›

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