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April 15, 2014
NASA Signs Deal With German, Canadian Partners To Test New Fuels
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 11, 2014
NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS II) flights are set to begin May 7 and will be flown from NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif. "Partnering with our German and Canadian colleagues ... read more

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Advancing the Technology Readiness Of SLS Adaptive Controls
Can a rocket maneuver like an airplane? And can an airplane act as a surrogate for a maneuvering rocket? NASA engineers demonstrated just that when they used a NASA F/A-18 aircraft recently to simul ... more
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Boeing on Schedule to Deliver World's First All-Electric Satellites
Boeing is on track to deliver the world's first all-electric propulsion satellites in late 2014 or early 2015 as it has met key production milestones on its initial 702SP (small platform) satellites ... more
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Airbus Defence and Space to cooperate with Snecma on electric propulsion
Airbus Defence and Space has signed a cooperation agreement with Snecma (Safran) for the use of Snecma's PPS5000 engine in Airbus Defence and Space's Eurostar satellites, for missions in which elect ... more
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Europe's IXV atmospheric reentry demonstrator ready for final tests
IXV (Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle), the European Space Agency's atmospheric reentry demonstrator developed by Thales Alenia Space, has finished development, and is now completing integration at ... more
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First filament winding operations on new Ariane 6 motor structure completed
Airbus Defence and Space has just begun the first filament winding operations on a motor case for the future European launcher Ariane 6. This first unit, of a size representative of the future ... more
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US to seek licence for domestic production of Russia's RD-180 rocket engines
The US will consider the expediency of further use of Russia's RD-180 rocket engines, given the recent developments in Ukraine, according to the US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel. He was speaking dur ... more
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Space Launch System - Who Needs It
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is a Space Shuttle - derived heavy launch vehicle developed for future human space exploration. Launchspace engineers think of it as the Phoenix of cancelled Constel ... more
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NASA reveals hovering prototype planetary lander Morpheus
NASA's latest test vehicle may not survive in its current form going forward, but its ability to hover like a helicopter and land on tough terrain could prove integral to future missions to Mars and ... more
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Boosters for Orion's Launch Vehicle Arrive to Cape Canaveral
The Orion spacecraft has moved another step closer toward its first test flight as the core and starboard boosters for the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket contracted by Lockheed M ... more
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MIT team proposes storing extra rocket fuel in space for future missions
Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space, according to MIT engineers: A spacecraft might dock at a propellant depot, somewhere between the Earth and the moon, and pick up extra r ... more
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NASA Tests New Robotic Refueling Technologies
NASA has successfully concluded a remotely controlled test of new technologies that would empower future space robots to transfer hazardous oxidizer - a type of propellant - into the tanks of satell ... more
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Sierra Nevada Completes Dream Chaser Flight Profile Data Milestone
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces the successful completion of a flight-profile data review milestone for its Dream Chaser spacecraft. Completed under the Commercial Crew Integrated Ca ... more
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Japan Calls For New Launcher Proposals
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is making final preparations towards the development of our new flagship launch vehicle from Japan Fiscal Year (JFY) 2014. The new flagship launch ... more
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US considers launching production of Russian rocket engines
The US Air Force is studying the possibility of launching the licensed production of Russian RD-180 rocket engines in the United States. According to the Space News weekly, the US will begin assessi ... more
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Orion Stage Adapter Aces Structural Loads Testing
A test article of the stage adapter that will connect the Orion spacecraft to a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket for its first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, aced structural loads t ... more
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Teledyne unit wins $60 million contract to build NASA launch adapter
Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc., an Alabama unit of the international aerospace major Teledyne, will design and build a launch vehicle stage adapter for NASA's space launch system in a five-year, $60 million deal. ... more
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Boeing to Mentor AMRO Through NASA Mentor-Protege Program
Boeing will continue its tradition of helping small businesses by partnering with El Monte, Calif.-based AMRO Fabricating Corporation through NASA's Mentor-Protege Program. The focus of the th ... more
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NASA Selects Space Launch System Adapter Hardware Manufacturer
NASA has selected Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville, Ala., to design and build a key component of the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket the agency is developing to send humans farther than ... more
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NASA Ramps Up Space Launch System Sound Suppression Testing
The first round of acoustic tests on a scale model of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) is underway. The tests will allow engineers to verify the design of the sound suppression system being develope ... more
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Russian Space Agency Plans World's Biggest Rocket
Russia's Roscosmos space agency is to seek government approval to build the world's largest rocket, its head said Tuesday. "I think that in the near future, within a month, we will make our suggesti ... more
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VG Announces Test Firings Of New Liquid Rocket Engines
Virgin Galactic has reached a significant milestone in the testing of a new family of liquid rocket engines for LauncherOne, the company's small satellite launch vehicle. As part of a rapid developm ... more
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SNC Announces First Orbital Flight of Dream Chaser
Sierra Nevada Corporation has confirmed that the first orbital flight of its Dream Chaser Space System will occur on November 1, 2016. Dream Chaser will be brought to orbit on a United Launch Allian ... more
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Constellation is Back
Finally, just last Friday President Obama signed a new federal spending bill into law. This bill includes money to continue NASA's human space exploration program. Surprisingly, the exploration prog ... more
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China confirms new hypersonic glide vehicle test-flight
China confirmed conducting a test flight of a new hypersonic missile delivery vehicle capable of delivering nuclear warheads with record breaking speeds. The move is purely scientific and not target ... more
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