United Launch Alliance CEO Michael Gass (top left) and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk (bottom right) testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Wed., March 5, each outlining why their respective launch services are the best choice for the U.S. Government and tax-payer. Photo Credits: Committee on Appropriations / [...]
The SpaceX main parachutes control the descent of the Dragon test article (RIGHT) following a drop test over the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Morro Bay, Calif. On the left, a test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft touches down in the Arizona desert after its most complicated parachute test to date. Photos Credit: [...]
The heat shield for NASA’s Orion EFT-1 spacecraft being unloaded off the agency’s Super Guppy heavy transport aircraft at Kennedy Space Center last Wednesday. Photo Credit: AmericaSpace / Shawn Jakway
For nearly 18 months work has continued on NASA’s Orion spacecraft at Kennedy Space Center, where the capsule is currently being constructed for its [...]
The three panel or fairings encapsulating a stand-in for Orion’s service module successfully detach during a test Nov. 6, 2013 at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. Image Credit: Lockheed Martin
The three massive panels protecting a test version of NASA’s Orion multipurpose crew vehicle successfully fell away from the spacecraft Wednesday in a [...]
Engineers working on the MAVEN spacecraft earlier this month in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at KSC. Photo Credit: Alan Walters
NASA’s next spacecraft destined for Mars, MAVEN, is in its final few weeks of pre-launch processing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and this past week team members from Lockheed Martin performed some [...]
NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft in pre-launch processing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit: John Studwell
NASA’s next spacecraft destined for Mars, MAVEN, is in its final month of pre-launch processing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After a decade of work from people across the country, and having passed some 270 reviews, MAVEN [...]
Workers inspect Lockheed Martin’s GPS III Non-Flight Satellite Testbed (GNST) after its arrival in July at Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin’s prototype for the next-generation GPS III satellite successfully connected with Raytheon’s GPS Next Generation Operational Ground Control System (OCX) on Friday, Aug. 30, nearly two months after its arrival. Lockheed’s [...]
This image is not of the LAS test fire, this is from another test. To date, no images have been released from the LAS test fire highlighted in this release. Photo Credit: Alabama Department Of Commerce
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, announced today that it successfully conducted a key Orion Jettison Motor (JM) test [...]
Deployed from beneath the L-1011 aircraft, Pegasus-XL utilizes three solid-fuelled stages to deliver payloads weighing up to 980 pounds into low-Earth orbit. Wednesday’s flight will be the 42nd Pegasus mission since April 1990. Photo Credit: NASA / Orbital Sciences Corp.
Orbital Sciences Corp. is ready to boost its 42nd Pegasus air-launched rocket aloft on [...]