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Next Launch GPS IIF-8 on a Atlas V 401 rocket from Cape Canaveral AFB, FL
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29 Oct 14 17:21:00 GMT
29 Oct 14 13:21:00 EDT

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New Mission Concepts for SLS With Use of Large Upper Stage

Boeing recently released a proposal for a new upper stage for the SLS Block I configuration that would enable the launch of even heavier payloads to deep-space destinations. Image Credit: NASA

Boeing recently released a set of proposals for new missions beyond low-Earth orbit for NASA’s Space Launch System, or SLS, utilising a newly [...]

Deal Finalized to Use Former Shuttle Processing Facility for CST-100 Spacecraft Development

Artist’s concept of CST-100 high bay operations in the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Image Credit: Boeing

For more than three decades NASA’s space shuttle fleet was looked after in three separate Orbiter Processing Facilities, or OPFs, at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center launch site in Florida. Now, [...]

Boeing's CST-100 Spacecraft One Step Closer to Space With Thruster Tests

One of Boeing’s CST-100 thrusters glows red-hot during a recent test on its orbital maneuvering and attitude control system (OMAC) in Las Cruces, N.M. This test brings the spacecraft closer to fulfilling its commercial crew missions. Photo Credit: Boeing

Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft-steering jets, which are part of the ship’s orbital maneuvering and attitude control [...]

NASA Planning to Test Bigelow Aerospace’s Inflatable Module on ISS

In this illustration, one can see the BEAM module which NASA plans to send to the International Space Station in 2015 as part of SpaceX’s eighth cargo run to the orbiting laboratory. Image Credit: Bigelow Aerospace

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, NASA’s Deputy Administrator Lori Garver announced plans for the space agency to test [...]

NASA and Bigelow to Discuss New Space Station Module

Since 1998, Robert Bigelow’s aerospace company has sought to develop a new means of placing large habitable structures into orbit. Wednesday’s announcement is expected to advance those plans further. Image Credit: Bigelow Aerospace

After several years of research and development and intense speculation, NASA has awarded a $17.8 million contract to Bigelow Aerospace to [...]

NewSpace Alliance: SpaceX Falcon 9 to Loft Crews To Bigelow Space Stations

SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace have announced plans to market trips to Bigelow's orbiting habitats via SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. Image Credit: Bigelow Aerospace

NewSpace companies Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Bigelow Aerospace announced today that the commercial space firms will begin offering rides to Bigelow’s commercial space stations once they are on orbit [...]