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ATVs Fiery Break-up To Be Recorded From The Inside

ATV’s Fiery Break-up To Be Recorded From The Inside

ESA As ESA’s remaining supply ferry to the International Space Station burns up in the atmosphere, its final moments as its hull disintegrates will be recorded from the inside by a unique infrared camera. An ESA-led team designed and...

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2014-06-12 16:20:47

Providing Specialized Expertise for Reliable and Affordable Support KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a contract from the U.S. Air Force with an initial value of $109 million for sustainment of the reentry subsystem for the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Lockheed Martin's work will include repair, modification and testing of hardware and software components in the reentry system-reentry vehicle (RS-RV)...

Orion spacecraft
2014-06-05 12:21:20

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Lockheed Martin engineers have installed the largest heat shield ever constructed on the crew module of the agency's Orion spacecraft. The work marks a major milestone on the path toward the spacecraft's first launch in December. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "It is extremely exciting to see the heat shield in place, ready to do its job," said Mark Geyer, Orion Program manager at NASA's Johnson Space...

Soviet-era Spy Satellite Burns Up Harmlessly In Earth's Atmosphere
2014-02-17 05:57:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Fragments of a Soviet-era spy satellite, which was expected to crash back to Earth, had instead burned up on reentry into the atmosphere on Sunday. Colonel Dmitry Zenin, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, told Itar-Tass news agency that Kosmos-1220, a military signal intelligence satellite, reentered Earth’s atmosphere and burned up at about 5:58 p.m. local time (8:58 a.m. EST). The satellite, which had been in...

Heat Shield For Orion Spacecraft Arrives At Kennedy Space Center
2013-12-05 17:57:18

NASA NASA's Orion spacecraft is just about ready to turn up the heat. The spacecraft's heat shield arrived at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida Wednesday night aboard the agency's Super Guppy aircraft. The heat shield, the largest of its kind ever built, is to be unloaded Thursday and is scheduled for installation on the Orion crew module in March, in preparation for Orion's first flight test in September 2014. Video: Textron team readies Orion heat shield for shipment to...

2013-07-10 10:38:06

NASA officials will visit Textron Defense Systems in Wilmington, Mass., Wednesday, July 17, to view progress being made on the heat shield for the agency's Orion spacecraft. Orion will launch on Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) next year. The flight will evaluate the design and performance of the spacecraft that will send humans on future missions to an asteroid and Mars. News media representatives are invited to attend a 9:15 a.m. EDT tour of the Textron Defense Systems facility to...

Protecting Spacecraft From Space Junk
2013-06-27 16:16:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers developed a numerical algorithm that simulates the shock of orbital debris striking materials that make up a space vehicle's outer defense. Scientists commonly use supercomputers to investigate physical phenomenon that cannot be duplicated in a laboratory environment. By running simulations on these such computers, University of Texas researchers have assisted NASA in the development of ballistic limit curves that predict...

Orion Module Passes Tests
2013-06-07 10:25:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA´s Orion crew module has passed a month-long series of static load tests designed to mimic the stresses of long-term spaceflight, officials from the US space agency announced on Thursday. The module, which is scheduled to launch as part of Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) in September 2014, will travel farther from Earth than any spacecraft built for human use in over four decades. Orion will fly approximately 3,600...


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