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Soyuz Ready With Galileo Satellites For Milestone Launch
2011-10-13 11:06:56

International space cooperation will be highlighted in a historic event on 20 October: the launch of Europe´s first Galileo navigation satellites on Russia´s first Soyuz rocket to depart from Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana. Liftoff is scheduled for Thursday, 20 October at 12:34 CEST (11:34 GMT, 07:34 local time). The launch will be the first time that Russia´s venerable Soyuz vehicle has ascended from European territory, adding a trusted workhorse to...

2011-04-18 15:41:00

HOUSTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been selected for the second round of NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program. Under a $92.3 million CCDev-2 contract, the company will further mitigate program risk and mature the system design of its Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 spacecraft. "We are combining lessons learned and best practices from commercial airplanes, satellites and launch systems with those from human spaceflight programs such as the...

2010-11-05 23:02:00

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 350th time in its illustrious 50-year program history, a Delta rocket launched from U.S. soil, adding another chapter to one of the most successful rocket launch programs in American history. The 350th mission was a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launching the fourth Italian-built Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean Basin Observation (COSMO-SkyMed 4) satellite from Space Launch Complex-2 at 7:20...

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2010-10-22 13:00:00

By Buzz Aldrin For RedOrbit - Have a question for Buzz? Most people are familiar with the space shuttle as the current primary means for NASA to carry astronauts into space.  However as the final flights of this complex and impressive machine are prepared, the design of the next space transportation system is being debated.  The original purpose of the space shuttle was to be a convenient way to launch large payloads and crew into space.  By reusing parts of the system and...

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2010-09-08 09:16:01

As Vega's development is coming to an end with the qualification flight scheduled in 2011, two contracts were signed to allow the project to move on to the next phase. Yesterday ESA and Arianespace signed the work order for production of the first Vega launcher, after qualification, as part of the Vega flexibility demonstration flights frame contract signed in December 2009. At the same ceremony, Arianespace and the ELV company (European Launch Vehicle, Avio Group) concluded a frame contract...

2009-09-14 08:24:21

The U.S. space agency says it is exercising its final extension option in its Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services contract with a Boeing unit. The option is the second of two in the contract awarded to the Boeing Space Operations Co. of Titusville, Fla., a subsidiary of the Boeing Co. The option extends the contract through Sept. 30, 2012, with a potential value of approximately $156.5 million. The contract provides management and technical services in support of payload...

2009-09-12 08:39:41

NASA is exercising its final option in the Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services contract known as CAPPS. The option is the second of two on the cost-plus-award-fee CAPPS contract awarded to Boeing Space Operations Company of Titusville, Fla., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing Company. The option's performance period is from Oct. 1, 2009 through Sept. 30, 2012, with a maximum potential value of approximately $156.5 million. The contract provides management and technical...

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2009-03-17 08:05:00

NASA has selected United Launch Alliance of Littleton, Colo., for the launch of two Science Mission Directorate and two Space Operations Mission Directorate payloads under the NASA Launch Services contract. The launches will occur on Atlas V expendable launch vehicles. The total value of the award is approximately $600 million, which includes the launch services for the rockets, plus additional services under other contracts for payload processing, launch vehicle integration, and tracking,...

2008-06-16 18:00:00

NASA has awarded Analex Corporation of Fairfax, Va., an option for the Expendable Launch Vehicles Integrated Support, or ELVIS, contract. This second option period award is a hybrid performance-based, cost-plus-award-fee, fixed-price-award-fee, and fixed-price indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract. It extends ELVIS through Sept. 30, 2011. The award has a potential value of approximately $90 million. Analex Corporation currently is performing work under the contract's first...

2006-03-16 19:41:24

By Jim Wolf and Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pentagon officials will present long-awaited recommendations on Friday on a proposed merger of the struggling government-rocket launch arms of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp., the two biggest U.S. defense contractors, a top Pentagon official said Thursday. The Pentagon's stance will be outlined to officials of the Federal Trade Commission, which has the ultimate say on whether to approve the deal, said Ronald Sega, an Air...