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2009-02-27 07:50:00

Launch of NASA's Kepler telescope is targeted for no earlier than Friday, March 6, from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. There are two launch windows, from 10:49 - 10:52 p.m. and 11:13 - 11:16 p.m. EST. Kepler is a spaceborne telescope designed to search the nearby region of our galaxy for Earth-size planets orbiting in the habitable zone of stars like our sun. The habitable zone is the region around a star where temperatures permit water to be liquid on a planet's...

2009-02-14 03:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, recognizes the U.S. Air Force, NASA, United Launch Alliance, Boeing and industry partners on the 20th anniversary of the Delta II rocket's inaugural launch. Aerojet, under contract to the United Launch Alliance, provides the Delta II rocket's second stage liquid engine. The recent NOAA-N Prime satellite launch on Feb. 6 marks the latest Delta II success. Other notable Delta II missions include critical NASA...

2009-02-06 06:19:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta II successfully launched the NASA NOAA-N Prime spacecraft at 2:22 a.m. PST, today. Rocketing from Space Launch Complex-2, the launch took place during the 20th year anniversary month of the first Delta II launch. The program's first launch took place Feb. 14, 1989, from Space Launch Complex-17, Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., carrying a Global Positioning System satellite. NOAA-N Prime, following a...

2009-01-17 22:43:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AFS, Fla., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex 37 at CCAFS at 9:47 p.m. EST today. This was the first Delta IV Heavy mission for the NRO. Designated NROL-26, the mission is in support of national defense. This was the third Delta IV Heavy launch in Delta program history. A Delta IV Heavy demonstration flight occurred in December...

2008-10-28 15:00:09

SPACEHAB, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPAB), and its Astrotech subsidiary, leading providers of commercial space services, join with Space Florida in recognizing the immense opportunities for America's commercial space program in the joint Air Force Space Command and Space Florida Dedication Ceremony of Launch Complex 36. The Ceremony marked the symbolic "groundbreaking" following the announcement by the Air Force Space Command of its commitment to commercial space and its intention to lease LC36 at...

2008-09-09 18:00:05

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) has been granted an Operational License by the US Air Force for the use of Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on the Florida coast. Receipt of the license, in conjunction with the approved Site Plan, paves the way for SpaceX to initiate Falcon 9 launch operations later this year. "We are developing Falcon 9 to be a valuable asset to the American space launch fleet," said Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX. "The...

2008-08-05 12:01:07

The U.S. space agency says it has selected Innovative Health Applications LLC to provide medical and environmental services at the Kennedy Space Center. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract begins Oct. 1 with a five-year base period, followed by two one-year options. The $163.5 million agreement is a cost plus award fee contract. Innovative Health Applications, located at Cape Canaveral, Fla., will provide medical services, environmental health services,...

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2008-07-17 12:00:00

By Laurin Sellers NASA is considering abandoned launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for commercial space flights but has not given up the possibility of using environmentally sensitive sites in a world-renowned wildlife refuge for the private ventures, officials said Wednesday. "We are in discussions with the Air Force to determine if there are any viable sites there," NASA's Mario Busacca said. "The public asked us to please go talk to the Air Force, and that's what we're...

2008-07-02 12:00:08

By Richard Burnett, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 2--A major NASA contractor is expected to notify nearly 3,000 workers today that their jobs at Cape Canaveral will be eliminated in September, although many may be rehired by new companies coming to the Space Coast. Space Gateway Support plans to inform 1,800 full-time employees and about 1,100 contract workers that the company's lucrative base operations deal with Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is...

2008-06-29 21:00:31

The Air Force is modifying a cost plus award fee contract with Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., of Littleton, Colo., for $1,383,886,398.The purpose of this modification is to modify the Evolved Expendable Launch Capability (ELC) contract to procure continual support for the last two months of FY08.Additionally, this procurement will also extend the period of performance of the ELC contract through 30 Sep. 2009, and incorporate a one year priced option for FY10.This will ensure continuous...


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  • A spider.
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