Latest EADS Astrium Space Transportation Stories

ATK Reveals New Space Launcher, Looks For NASA Support
2012-05-10 08:49:00

The retirement of the Space Shuttle program has left NASA with few options for launching Americans into space, except through the Russian space agency which charges more than $60 million per person for rides to the International Space Station (ISS). But NASA is hoping to end its reliance on Russia and get future rides to and from the ISS on a US-developed spacecraft, and hoping that ride could come as early as 2017. “We´re making steady progress and we´re hitting our...

NASA To Deliver Commercial Research Equipment To Station
2012-02-16 04:50:56

NASA, Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC are teaming up to expand the research capability of the International Space Station through delivery of a small commercial centrifuge facility that will conduct molecular and cellular investigations on plant and animal tissue. The centrifuge enhances NanoRacks' existing suite of lab equipment aboard the space station, which includes microscopes and a plate reader used to detect biological, chemical or physical activity in samples....

Rockot To Launch Two Sentinel Satellites
2012-02-10 04:03:51

ESA and Eurockot today signed contracts for launching two ESA satellites: Sentinel-2A and Sentinel-3A will fly in 2013 on Rockot vehicles from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia for Europe´s GMES program. The contract signing by Matthias Oehm, Chief Executive Officer of Eurockot Launch Services GmbH, and Volker Liebig, Director of ESA´s Earth Observation Programs, took place at the historic Chamber of Commerce of Bremen, Germany. The Senator for Economics, Labor and...

2011-02-07 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Astrium (an EADS Company) are working together in response to NASA's Commercial Crew Development-2 (CCDev-2) procurement. The team is offering NASA launch services with the Liberty(TM) rocket. This new launch vehicle combines two of the world's most reliable propulsion systems, with a collective heritage of nearly 150 successful flights. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110208/CG43996-a) (Photo:...

2010-09-07 06:25:00

The European Union executive commission is not providing adequate support to the European space sector, which is in close competition with US space agency NASA, Astrium chairman Francois Augue said during an interview published on Monday. "Every country is backing its industry, except Europe," argued Augue in the French finance paper Les Echos. "If Brussels implements the policy that is being developed, it will ultimately mean the end of Europe's space industry presence on the world scene."...

2009-08-31 10:05:00

Scientists in the UK have developed blueprints for a spacecraft that is intended to save the world from being destroyed by asteroid collisions. Scientists from space company EADS Astrium have created plans for a "gravity tractor" that would play the role of asteroid deflector for Earth. To date, there are 1068 known "potentially hazardous asteroids" in space, according to NASA's Near Earth Object Program. NASA has also reported that there are more than 100,000 asteroids orbiting near Earth...

2009-06-15 00:00:00

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Saft Specialized Battery Systems Will Power Key Elements of the Ariane 5 ECA Launch Vehicle - Latest Order Follows the Success of the Previous Contract for Battery Systems for 30 Ariane 5 Launch Vehicles Awarded in 2005 Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract by EADS Astrium Space Transportation to provide all the...

2008-07-08 18:00:06

To: TECHNOLOGY EDITORS Contact: John Yembrick, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 0602, john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov; or Nicole Cloutier-Lemasters, Johnson Space Center, Houston, +1-281-483-5111, nicole.cloutier- 1@nasa.gov; both of NASA HOUSTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems Inc. in Houston, a one-year contract extension valued at $42 million to provide integration services for cargo delivery to and from the International Space...

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