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NASA, ULA Launch Parker Solar Probe on Historic Journey to Touch Sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life… Read More ›

NASA Technologies Significantly Reduce Aircraft Noise

A series of NASA flight tests has successfully demonstrated technologies that achieve a significant reduction in the noise generated by aircraft and heard by communities near airports. The Acoustic Research Measurement (ARM) flights, which concluded in May, at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, tested technology to address airframe noise, or noise that is… Read More ›

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 ›

Northrop Grumman, US Army Install Improved Early Missile Warning in Japan

Joint Tactical Ground Station processes data directly down-linked from satellite sensors and distributes missile launch information to warfighters The U.S. Army and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) have deployed enhanced Joint Tactical Ground Station (JTAGS) capabilities in Japan to advance battlespace awareness and missile defense. The work is part of the pre-planned product improvement program… Read More ›

Last look at ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite

Carrying novel laser technology to measure winds around the globe, ESA’s Aeolus satellite will soon be shipped to French Guiana for liftoff. This is the first time that UV laser technology will be used for such spaceborne measurements. Before it is packed up, media representatives are invited to see this extraordinary satellite in the cleanroom… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin-built NASA InSight Lander Officially on its Way to Mars

Lockheed Martin Space continued its Mars heritage when the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft launched at 4:05 a.m. PT aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket. InSight has officially begun its six-month long journey to the Red Planet and is scheduled to arrive Nov. 26, 2018. Landers have… 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 ›

Lockheed Martin Submits Proposal for U.S. Air Force’s GPS IIIF Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has submitted a competitive and fully compliant proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS III Follow On (GPS IIIF) program, which will add enhanced capabilities to the most advanced GPS satellites ever designed. The GPS IIIF program intends to produce up to 22 next-generation satellites. The Air Force’s first 10 GPS III satellites,… Read More ›

NASA to Discuss Deep Space Exploration Progress at Johnson Space Center

Media are invited to see how engineers and scientists are helping make NASA’s deep space human exploration plans a reality at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April 26. A briefing with NASA at 10 a.m. EDT (9 a.m. CDT) will provide an update on efforts to build the Orion spacecraft for… Read More ›

F-35 Completes Most Comprehensive Flight Test Program in Aviation History

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the program. “Completing F-35 SDD flight test is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication from the joint government and industry team,” said Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 Program Executive Officer.  “Since the first… Read More ›

Bombardier to Showcase Cabin Comfort Leadership with China Debut of Global 7000 Mock-up at ABACE

Global 7000 mock-up tour making its first appearance in China following triumphant stops in Singapore and Dubai Premier cabin also making first appearance in China on board the luxurious Global 6000 aircraft, showcasing its elevated level of visual and functional refinement  Best-selling Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft round out Bombardier lineup on static display… Read More ›

Airbus Corporate Jets is highlighted at ABACE show

Your world above the world on display Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is highlighting the better travel experience that its aircraft provide, together with their many other benefits, at the ABACE[1] show. Airbus’ ACJ320 Family – represented at the show by an Al Jaber Aviation ACJ318 that is offered for VVIP charter – features the widest… Read More ›

The Aerospace Corporation Awarded $2.85 Million Grant From NASA To Study Atmosphere

The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has received a grant for $2.85 million from NASA to investigate dynamic changes in the Earth’s atmosphere and ionosphere. The centerpiece of the study is an instrumented six-unit CubeSat mission called the Daily Atmospheric Ionospheric Limb Imager (DAILI), that will be designed, built, and flown by Aerospace. DAILI is scheduled to… Read More ›

Personal Transport Systems

Every science fiction writer of the 1950’s seemed to incorporate some kind of personal flying machine. The prospect seemed glittering. People of apparently ordinary means could load up, take off and travel in uncrowded skies to visit relatives. Today we have the same ambitions but a greater realism about the challenges that will present themselves…. Read More ›

NASA Invests in Shapeshifters, Biobots, Other Visionary Technology

NASA is investing in technology concepts that include meteoroid impact detection, space telescope swarms, and small orbital debris mapping technologies that may one day be used for future space exploration missions. The agency selected 25 early-stage technology proposals that have the potential to transform future human and robotic exploration missions, introduce new exploration capabilities, and significantly improve… Read More ›

Raytheon in final phase of GPS OCX software build

Program ready for 2018 GPS III launch, on-orbit testing. Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, is in its final software development phase. This phase focuses on increasing automation and building controls for both L1C, a civilian GPS signal aimed at increasing international access, and M-code, a military GPS… Read More ›

NASA to Discuss Upcoming Launch of Next Planet Hunter

Join NASA at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, March 28, as astrophysics experts discuss the upcoming launch of NASA’s next planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Reporters can attend the event in person at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington or participate by phone. The briefing will be broadcast live on… Read More ›

Teledyne Awarded Extension to the International Space Station Mission Operations and Integration Services Contract

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., has been awarded an extension to its Mission Operations and Integration (MO&I) Service Contract from NASA. Under this contract, the company will continue to provide operations in support of the International Space Station (ISS) from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama… Read More ›

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2017 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 18. The teleconference panelists are: Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space… Read More ›

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