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Sentinel-1
2014-02-25 09:35:09

European Space Agency The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has arrived at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to be prepared over the coming weeks for launch on 3 April. Its launch will mark a new shift in Earth observation, focusing on operational missions to support users for decades to come. This first mission carries an advanced radar sensor to image Earth’s surface through cloud and rain and regardless of whether it is day or night. Delivered by an Antonov aircraft, it was...

NASA's Crawler-Transporter Receives New Roller Bearing Assemblies
2013-04-03 16:22:51

NASA For more than a year, NASA's crawler-transporter (CT) 2 has been undergoing a major tuneup in the Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Recent work has included preparations to install upgraded components that will enable the crawler to carry the greater loads anticipated with the agency's new rocket designed to take astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit for the first time since the early 1970s. The crawler-transporter modifications are part of NASA's Ground Systems...

2012-04-23 23:00:56

Premier Literacy continues its long-standing track record for literacy technology innovation with its latest release, Version 14 of the Premier Literacy Suite, spearheaded by the groundbreaking technologies of the new Premier Launch Pad. Joliet, IL (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Kenneth Grisham, President / CEO, elaborates, “Since 2002, Premier Literacy has continually brought genuine innovation to the field of literacy technologies with a reputation built on creating robust products that are...

Image 1 - Program Passes Milestone For Spaceport Advances
2011-12-08 04:14:54

The program tasked with setting up NASA's Kennedy Space Center to host an array of launchers and spacecraft passed a milestone last week when the 21st Century Ground Systems Program's Mission Concept Review was completed. "It gets all of our stakeholders on board," said Scott Colloredo, the project manager for the 21st Century Ground Systems Program. "We feel good about it." The program is one of two new programs for Kennedy that basically opened their doors in the past year or so. The...

First Soyuz Ready For Liftoff From French Guiana Spaceport
2011-10-16 04:12:52

The first Soyuz to take off from Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana was moved to the launch pad on Friday. The rocket that will carry the first two Galileo navigation satellites into orbit is on track for liftoff on 20 October.   The three-stage Soyuz ST-B was rolled out horizontally on its erector from the preparation building using the 600 m-long railway that leads to the pad. The vehicle was then raised into its launch position. Earlier this week, the two Galileo In-Orbit...

2011-10-01 07:02:00

NASA signed a $49.4 million contract modification for United Space Alliance (USA) of Houston to continue maintaining and sustaining the ground operations capabilities at the Kennedy Space Center launch facilities in Florida through Sept. 30, 2012. As a result, these critical systems can be used by future space programs. The programs include potential commercial launch vehicle customers, the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) and Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle that will take astronauts...

2011-03-11 19:45:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 here at 6:38 p.m. EST today. Designated NROL-27, the mission is in support of national defense. This marks the fourth NRO launch accomplished by ULA since Sept. 20, 2010 and occurred just six days after the Atlas V launch of the OTV-2 mission. Previously, ULA launched NROL-41 on an...

2011-03-05 17:55:00

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., March 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-2) for the Air Force's Rapid Capabilities Office (AFRCO) at 5:46 p.m. EST today from Space Launch Complex-41. The OTV, also known as the X-37B, supports space experimentation, risk reduction, and concept of operations development for long duration and reusable space vehicle technologies. The first OTV mission was also...


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