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March 27, 2015
Sierra Nevada Corporation Unveils New Dream Chaser Cargo System
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Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) unveiled a new Dream Chaser mission variant today, the Dream Chaser Cargo System, SNC's complete system solution for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract. The Dream Chaser Cargo System features include: an innovative folding-wing design which allows the Dream Chaser spacecraft to fit inside existing fairings, making it compatible with a suite of launch vehicles; the ability to exceed all of NASA's cargo requirements for pressurized and unpressurized ... read more

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NASA's Space Launch System Booster Passes Major Ground Test
The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA's Space Launch System (S ... more
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Booster Temps Will be Just Right for Major Ground Test
Steam me up, Scotty. Well before this week's major ground test of the booster for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, engineers have been warming things up so the booster will be not too hot, n ... more
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In 'milestone' toward Mars, NASA test-fires rocket
The most powerful solid rocket booster ever built was fired up for the first time Wednesday in a test that NASA described as a "significant milestone" toward Mars. ... more
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Heat Shield for NASA's Orion Continues Post-Flight Journey by Land
The heat shield for NASA's Orion spacecraft that successfully survived a high-velocity re-entry during its December 2014 flight test, is continuing its journey, now at the agency's Marshall Space Fl ... more
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Shaking test for for Space Launch System at Redstone Test Center
There's a whole lot of shaking going on at the Redstone Test Center in Alabama for NASA's new mega rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). SLS will be the most powerful rocket ever built for de ... more
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IXV Spaceplane misison a boost Thales Alenia Space
On Feb. 11, ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), atmospheric reentry demonstrator, successfully completed its first test flight, ending with a splashdown into the Pacific Ocean and one aer ... more
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Orion test flight yields critical data for next mission
NASA's Orion spacecraft continues on the agency's journey to Mars as engineers analyze data from the spacecraft's December flight test and make progress developing and building the spacecraft for it ... more
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NASA, Orbital ATK preparing solid tocket booster avionics
A pretty strand of lights can quickly turn into a pain when one electrical short takes the twinkle out of the whole brigade. An arduous process begins of checking each bulb to figure out which one m ... more
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School is in Session: Welcome to Boosters 101
Have your pencils and notebooks handy because school is in session. Welcome to Boosters 101. No, this lesson is not about a child seat or an amusement park ride if you looked up boosters in the ency ... more
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A Composite Booster Gets a Burst of Energy
Turning a rocket booster case into spaghetti sounds more like magic than engineering, but a test that did just that could be an important step in the future of human space exploration. As NASA ... more
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China tests new carrier rocket's power system
Chinese scientists have completed a ground test on the power system of the country's next-generation carrier rocket which may fly as early as next year. Scientists test-fired the engines of Lo ... more
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ESA experimental spaceplane completes research flight
An experimental vehicle to develop an autonomous European reentry capability for future reusable space transportation has completed its mission. ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle flew a flawle ... more
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Eruptions Evicted: Anti-geyser Testing Completed for SLS Liquid Oxygen Tank
Goodbye, geysers! NASA engineers have successfully finished anti-geyser testing for the liquid oxygen tank that will help fuel the agency's new rocket, the Space Launch System, on the journey to Mar ... more
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Europe tests space plane in step to strategic goal
Europe on Wednesday said it successfully launched and brought back to Earth a prototype space plane in a strategy to join an elite club of space powers. ... more
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Can jet planes launch small satellites into orbit on the cheap?
Launching a satellite is an expensive endeavor. Rockets must be built - often only to be obliterated upon re-entry or wrecked as they splash back into the ocean. And massive amounts of fuel must be expended to propel the heavy metal objects through Earth's atmosphere. It's a problem for both private communication companies and the federal government. ... more
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Europe to test wingless 'space plane'
Europe will launch an experimental "space plane" on Wednesday, a car-sized, wingless vessel whose 100-minute unmanned mission will inform the design of reusable spacecraft of the future. ... more
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NASA Prepares New Sounding Rocket Motor For First Test Firing
NASA engineers are preparing a new Peregrine sounding rocket motor for its first hot-fire test set for February 10 in the east test area at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama ... more
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What's new about Europe's reentry mission?
ESA's experimental spaceplane, poised for liftoff on Vega, is set to showcase the latest technologies and critical systems to extend Europe's capability for space exploration. In a world first ... more
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IXV spaceplane packed and ready for Vega launch Feb 11
Preparations are moving forward for next month's Vega flight, with its Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) passenger now integrated in the lightweight launcher's payload fairing. During ac ... more
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Space Launch System Booster Aimed and Ready to Fire
A full-scale version of the booster for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System, is ready to fire for a major ground test and is paving the way on NASA's journey to Mars. When completed, tw ... more
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Russia Could Export 30 More Rocket Engines to US
Russian rocket manufacturer Energia is currently in talks with US space launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) over a contract to deliver 30 additional RD-180 rocket engines, Energia head Vlad ... more
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Watch SpaceX nearly land rocket on floating barge
SpaceX tried - and failed - to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating barge Saturday, but it came oh-so-close to success, a new video of the botched landing shows. Video story ... more
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Watch NASA test the newest space launch system rocket engine
The engine that will power NASA's next manned missions into space - to the moon, Mars, and beyond - was successfully tested last week at the space agency's Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. ... more
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Alaskan sounding rocket studies role of solar wind on Earth's atmosphere
The interaction of solar winds and Earth's atmosphere produces northern lights, or auroras, that dance across the night sky and mesmerize the casual observer. However, to scientists this interaction ... more
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