Latest Atmospheric reentry Stories
PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed production and testing of the heatshield for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).
Today at the Paris Air Show being held at Le Bourget, ESA and Thales Alenia Space have established the agreement for the authorisation to proceed with the development of the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) atmospheric reentry demonstrator.
Australian and US officials reported that scientists have successfully tested hypersonic aircraft technology that could revolutionize international flight.
DENVER, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin recently delivered the backshell for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
By Jessica Heffner Staff Writer MIDDLETOWN -- Thanks to a $12 million NASA contract, a local facility will be manufacturing spacecraft heat shields for the U.S. government's newest intergalactic project.
This story was updated at 3:34 p.m. EST. The planned Friday launch of a new U.S. spy satellite has been delayed by space debris from last week's destruction of its disabled predecessor, the mission's launch provider said Wednesday. Initially slated for a Feb.
About 12 million pounds of manmade space junk, such as the dead satellite the U.S. government shot down last night, re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the past 40 years. However, no one has ever reported being hurt by it.
The U.S. military has issued aircraft advisories for a large area of the Pacific Ocean for the evenings of Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, setting off speculation that it will attempt to shoot down a wayward U.S. spy satellite on one or both of those nights.
A US defense official said Thursday that the Pentagon plans to shoot down a malfunctioning US spy satellite before it re-enters the Earth's atmosphere next month.
A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or March, government officials said Saturday.
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