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2010-11-22 15:15:00

WASHINGTON Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA issued the following statements Monday after the Federal Aviation Administration issued SpaceX a license for spacecraft reentry: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "Congratulations to the SpaceX team for receiving the Federal Aviation Administration's first-ever commercial license to reenter a spacecraft from Earth orbit," NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden said. "With this license in hand, SpaceX can...

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2010-11-11 08:25:00

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), a proposed successor to the Hubble Space Telescope currently under development at NASA, needs an additional $1.5 billion in funding in order to make its scheduled 2015 launch date, officials from the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday. According to AP Science Writer Seth Borenstein, the reason for the inflated estimate is that certain key costs were not included as part of a July 2008 program review. The project, which initially was set to cost $3.5...

2010-11-10 12:57:00

ANTONY, France, November 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following the announcement that Wendel had entered exclusive negotiations with Ares Life Sciences on October 28, 2010, with a view to selling its entire stake (around 46%) in Stallergenes, the company's Works Council met on November 10, 2010. Stallergenes' Works Council having returned a positive consultative opinion at this meeting, Wendel and Ares Life Sciences proceeded to sign a firm transfer agreement. It is in...

2010-11-10 08:00:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ARES Corporation, the leading provider of intelligent security optimization tools and services for defense installations, maritime ports, critical national infrastructure, and homeland defense, today announced that Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has selected ARES Corporation's security optimization tools and services to support the DTRA Operations Enterprise, Nuclear Support Directorate. (Logo:...

2010-10-12 10:00:00

BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- ARES Corporation, a leading provider of risk and project management software and services to over 650 customers in 20 different countries announced the promotion of Dr. William Vantine to President of ARES Corporation. Dr. Richard J. Stuart, who has served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President since founding the company in 1992, will continue as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. (Logo:...

2010-09-21 07:15:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Preparations for Orion's first mission in 2013 are well under way as a Lockheed Martin-led crew begins lean assembly pathfinding operations for the spacecraft. The crew is conducting simulated manufacturing and assembly operations with a full-scale Orion mockup to verify the tools, processes and spacecraft integration procedures work as expected. As the nation's next generation spacecraft for human spaceflight, the Orion crew exploration...

2010-09-17 08:22:51

NASA has announced the awards for the NASA Launch Services (NLS) II Contract. The award will provide a broad range of launch services for NASA's planetary, Earth-observing, exploration and scientific satellites. NASA has the ability to order a maximum of 70 launch services missions with a maximum cumulative potential contract value of $15 billion. The NLS II contracts are multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, spanning a 10-year period. NASA selected four companies for...

2010-09-13 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced today that Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (LMSSC) will use its OS/COMET® telemetry, tracking, and command software for the Orion Program's Telemetry System to serve the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) new Orion crew exploration vehicle. The OS/COMET product will be a vital part of LMSSC...

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2010-08-20 10:10:00

Construction on a spacecraft initially designed to be part of the Constellation project continues, despite the cancellation of the proposed return to the moon by President Barack Obama, according to reports by the astronomy website Space.com.The Orion space capsule and the Ares rocket are still in development at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), notes Senior Writer Clara Moskowitz--even though potential uses for them are uncertain at best, considering the program that...

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2010-08-02 09:19:15

It was a perfect STORRM. On Tuesday, July 20, NASA and its industry partners Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., successfully demonstrated a new sensor technology that will make it easier and safer for spacecraft to rendezvous and dock to the International Space Station. This new docking navigation system prototype consists of an eye-safe lidar Vision Navigation Sensor, or VNS, a high-definition docking camera, as well as the avionics and flight...