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2014-07-13 03:44:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights. In a statement, the company said that the certification was “a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program” and that meeting...

2014-07-10 23:02:42

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces it completed the acquisition of Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC), headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announces it completed the acquisition of Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC), headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The company will continue its operations in Madison, while supporting SNC’s Space Systems in Louisville, Colorado. The acquisition comes as the...

2014-06-30 08:20:52

SXC to become "XCOR Space Expeditions" MOJAVE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that it has closed the acquisition of all operational subsidiaries of Space Expedition Corporation, the previously independent Dutch company also known as SXC. SXC served as XCOR's general sales agent for XCOR(®) Lynx(®) flight sales and as their lead wet lease customer. The new sales entity, XCOR Space Expeditions, will continue to focus on sales, commercial...

World View space capsule
2014-06-26 04:40:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online World View has successfully completed a scaled test flight of its helium balloon-based transportation system, setting a new world record for highest parafoil flight in the process, the commercial spaceflight firm announced on Tuesday. The Arizona-based firm, which is an offshoot of Paragon Space Development Corporation, successfully used its spaceflight system to lift a one-tenth scale system to an altitude of 120,000 feet over...

2014-06-18 23:03:27

Sierra Nevada Corporation (“SNC”) and FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. (“FLYHT”) are pleased to announce that the companies have renewed their strategic relationship by updating their license and manufacturing agreement and adding a value-added reseller agreement. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (“SNC”) and FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd., (“FLYHT”) are pleased to announce that the companies have renewed their strategic relationship by updating...

NASA Releases Commercial Orbital Transportation Services Final Report
2014-06-04 03:25:53

NASA With two companies now providing commercial cargo launch services for the International Space Station, NASA is issuing its final report on the now-complete Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program that laid the groundwork for those flights. The report, titled “Commercial Orbital Transportation Services, A New Era in Spaceflight” (NASA/SP-2014-617), documents the work of NASA’s Commercial Crew & Cargo Program Office (C3PO) between 2005 and 2013 to partner...

2014-05-30 12:21:39

Development is Major Step toward Returning Human Space Launches to U.S. Soil WASHINGTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Commercial Crew Program and industry have completed the first step in the certification process that will enable American-made commercial spacecraft safely to ferry astronauts from U.S. soil to and from the International Space Station by 2017. The completion of the Certification Products Contracts (CPC) marks critical progress in the development of...

2014-05-27 08:20:50

XCOR Raises $14.2 Million of Investment Capital Led by Dutch Investors MOJAVE, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XCOR Aerospace announced today that the United States Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) has approved the Series B lead investment by Dutch investors. The first closing of XCOR's new round of finance issued $14.2 million of Series B preferred shares. XCOR will use the funds to bring the XCOR® Lynx® suborbital spaceplane to market....

SpaceX Goes From Suing Air Force To Potentially Launching Its Satellites
2014-05-22 10:53:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late last month Elon Musk announced he was displeased that the US Air Force shut his company, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), out of the competition market for government launches. He was so annoyed by it that he filed a legal complaint against United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) monopoly over military launches. Less than a week after that filing, a federal court judge filed a temporary injunction against ULA’s...

Dream Chaser model
2014-05-20 07:01:32

[ Watch the Video: Wind Tunnel Tests Dream Chaser Design ] By Sasha Congiu, NASA's Langley Research Center With meticulous effort and attention to detail, NASA technician Ricky Hall hand-glued 250 grains of sand across a 22-inch long model of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft. Each individually placed grain of sand creates turbulent flow along the vehicle, simulating what the actual spacecraft will experience during flight. After more than four hours of prep...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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