NASA Finds Supplier Lied, Used Faulty Materials in $700 Million+ Loss of Two Missions

NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory and its Taurus booster lift off Feb. 24, 2009 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 4:55 a.m. EST. The mission was lost not long after, now determined to be caused by a supplier who lied about tests and certifications, providing faulty materials which led to the loss of […]

Failure Summary Report on Glory Mission Released by NASA

NASA has released a summary of a report that delved into the cause behind the 2011 accident that doomed the Glory spacecraft. Image Credit: NASA

NASA has released its findings concerning the failure that occurred during the 2011 launch of the space agency’s Glory spacecraft on an Orbital Science Corporation’s Taurus XL rocket. […]

Aerojet Successfully Test Fires AJ26 Engine

An AJ26 is test fired at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Photo Credit: Orbital

Aerojet has conducted a successful test fire of the company’s AJ26 rocket engine at NASA’s Stennis Space Center located in Mississippi. The test fire was conducted on Friday, Jan. 18. NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and Aerojet monitored the test firing. […]