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Boeing aims to send its crew capsule to space with a NASA astronaut and a Boeing test pilot for a first manned test flight in July 2017. NASA said Monday that Boeing and SpaceX executives have laid out their companies’ spacecraft development, testing and flight goals under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The agency awarded a […] More
Boeing has produced a set of 702SP small-platform satellites that will use an all-electric propulsion system when they are launched to space in February as a stacked pair. SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket will carry the ABS-3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B satellites to space together next month, Boeing said Friday. Besides 702SP, the company said it also released the 702MP and 502 […] More
Boeing has completed NASA’s ground segment critical design review of its CST-100 crew space transportation system as part of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract for the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA said Dec. 10 that Boeing underwent a three-week review of its ground-based operation processes and system designs for the spacecraft, including planned assembly and processing facilities at the Kennedy […] More
The Government Accountability Office has denied Sierra Nevada‘s protest against the award of contracts for the NASA Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program to Boeing and SpaceX. Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law at GAO, said Monday the agency found NASA clearly notified CCtCap program bidders that their proposals would be evaluated against a […] More
NASA and its industry partners Blue Origin, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and SpaceX together passed 23 milestones in the Commercial Crew Program in 2014 as they seek to develop crew space transportation systems. NASA said Monday the program also included technical review sessions to ensure the reliability and safety of those systems, which would carry astronauts to and from the […] More
Boeing has passed a NASA certification baseline review the space agency conducted for the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability program. NASA said Monday this is the first of several Boeing must go through to complete full certification of its human space transport systems. The review evaluated Boeing’s CST-100 space capsule design, the Atlas V rocket and the operational systems needed for the launch. […] More
Boeing, Blue Origin, Sierra Nevada Corp. and SpaceX have reported their current statuses on their respective agreements with NASA under the Commercial Crew Program for space transportation systems. “Our partners’ detailed progress on launch and spaceflight capabilities expands domestic access to space,” Kathy Lueders, manager of the Commercial Crew Program, said Friday. NASA said these industry partners are working with […] More
NASA has released a second request for proposals through its commercial space program for more companies to launch logistical and research payloads and help send supplies to the International Space Station. The Commercial Resupply Services 2 program includes at least six flights to and from ISS for each potential contract through 2020 and an option for additional flights through 2024, NASA said Friday. “To […] More
Jim Reagan, chief financial officer at Vencore, brings nearly two decades of financial leadership to his role at the technology services contractor and oversees the company’s fiscal support functions. Vencore, formerly known as The SI Organization, closed its potential $165 million purchase of QinetiQ’s U.S. services and solutions group in May and announced the new name of “Vencore” […] More
NASA will deploy an ocean winds sensor technology in space with the goal of helping scientists predict storms as well as study changes in the weather. The agency expects to send the ISS-RapidScat instrument aboard a SpaceX capsule from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida no earlier than Sept. 19, NASA said Monday. ISS-RapidScat […] More
Four contractors met with NASA throughout July to discuss updates on space capsules they are developing under a second round of the agency’s Commercial Crew Development competition. NASA said Thursday it holds regular meetings with Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp., SpaceX and Blue Origin to review the companies’ work on spacecraft systems and launch vehicles. “These […] More
Iridium Communications and SpaceX have completed qualification tests for the dispenser assembly of the Iridium NEXT satellite. The satellite dispenser underwent fit check, separation and shock testing, a modal survey and static loads tests, Iridium said Thursday. “The dispenser passed its system level qualification tests with flying colors, and we’re now moving forward with launch preparations,” […] More
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