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Tag: Low Earth orbit

Airbus receives go-ahead for twin GRACE-FO satellites

NASA-JPL and GFZ will continue a series of vital Earth system measurements with new satellites in spring 2018 Transport to Vandenberg launch site in California planned for December Friedrichshafen / Ottobrunn, 10/11/2017 – After a successful year-long test campaign by Airbus at IABG in Ottobrunn near Munich, the twin GRACE-FO (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment… Read More ›

Canadian space firms to get access to work on American space vehicles

New deal between the Canadian Space Agency and Sierra Nevada Corporation could generate jobs and space research opportunities October 3, 2017 – Longueuil, Quebec Canada‘s space sector could benefit from better jobs and opportunities to bid on contracts thanks to a new agreement between Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), an American company providing technology solutions in… Read More ›

Airbus Safran Launchers: 77th consecutive successful launch for Ariane 5

First successful launch of the year for Ariane 5 6 more Ariane 5 launches scheduled for 2017 Airbus Safran Launchers is now the major shareholder in Arianespace, and is  the industrial lead contractor for Ariane 5 and the future Ariane 6   For its first launch of the year, Ariane 5 successfully completed its mission from the European… Read More ›

NASA Seeks Additional Information for Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft.

NASA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking ideas from American companies for a spacecraft design that could be used for both the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and a robotic satellite servicing mission in low-Earth orbit. In the early-2020s NASA plans to launch the Asteroid Redirect Mission, which will use a robotic spacecraft… Read More ›

NASA Partner Orbital Tests Rocket, Newest U.S. Launch Pad.

NASA commercial partner Orbital Sciences of Dulles, Va., successfully conducted an engine test of its Antares rocket Friday at the nation’s newest launch pad. The company fired dual AJ26 rocket engines for the full duration 29 seconds while the rocket was bolted down on the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) Pad-0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility… Read More ›

NASA’S DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL SPACEFLIGHT WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES.

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver will participate in a teleconference on Thursday, May 17, at 2 p.m. EDT with representatives of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation to brief journalists on the future of human commercial spaceflight. Former NASA astronaut and president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation Michael Lopez-Alegria will lead the conference call, along with Jeff… Read More ›

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