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2010-12-30 04:55:00

Congressional roadblocks are forcing NASA to maintain an already obsolete rocket program until March, costing the space agency $500 million and further complicating efforts to replace the space shuttle. NASA's Constellation program, which includes the building of the Ares I rocket to replace the space shuttle for transport to and from the International Space Station, was cancelled by President Obama last October as part of the his new NASA plan.   But legislative inaction and...

2010-12-11 00:00:45

Orion Health announces the availability of the latest version of the Orion Healthâ“ž¢ Rhapsodyâ“ž¢ Integration Engine, available for immediate download. Santa Monica, Calif. (Vocus) December 10, 2010 Orion Health today announces the availability of the latest version of the Orion Healthâ“ž¢ Rhapsodyâ“ž¢ Integration Engine. Available for immediate download, this new version...

2010-11-23 07:52:00

NASA has awarded a $165 million contract extension to United Space Alliance of Houston to provide mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station and human space exploration activities after the space shuttle is retired. The one-year extension exercises an option on the Integrated Mission Operations Contract, which covers ground-based human spaceflight operations capability development and execution. This includes support to mission planning and preparation,...

2010-11-11 06:45:01

Acting as a contracting agent for the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, NASA has selected five companies to receive a contract for Modular Space Vehicles (MSV). NASA selected ATK Space Systems Inc. in Beltsville, Md.; Miltec Corp. in Huntsville, Ala.; Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in Redondo Beach, Calif.; PnP Innovations Inc. in Albuquerque, N.M.; and Sierra Nevada Corp. in Sparks, Nev., to help develop multi-mission modular space vehicles. This is an...

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...

2010-11-01 16:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, successfully completed acceptance testing on the second R-4D development engine. The R-4D is the Aerojet engine that will be used on NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle for the service module auxiliary propulsion. Eight R-4D engines, arranged in four pods of two each, will provide thrust for critical Orion maneuvers. The R-4D acceptance testing...

2010-10-27 07:00:00

PROMONTORY, Utah, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the second successful five segment Development Motor (DM-2) test conducted by ATK (NYSE: ATK) and NASA show that the new motor performed precisely as designed, providing substantially higher performance and reliability than the heritage space shuttle solid rocket booster at a lower cost. "These extensive test results confirm the ATK five segment Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) is ready for flight testing," said Charlie Precourt, vice president...

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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...

2010-09-30 08:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- After 37 years and 136 tanks delivered, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) production of the Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) has come to an end at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The final tank arrived at Kennedy Space Center on September 27, ending a production program that began with contract award on September 5, 1973. Two shuttle launches remain in the program -- on November 1 this year and February 26 next year. "The Space...

2010-09-30 07:00:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, under contract to Lockheed Martin, successfully completed development injector testing for the 7500-pound thrust Orion main engine (OME) for NASA's Orion crew exploration vehicle. The OME is a pressure-fed, regeneratively cooled, storable bi-propellant engine that is a technically advanced, increased performance version of Aerojet's flight-proven 6000-pound thrust space shuttle Orbital...


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2009-07-06 14:36:56

Orion is a spacecraft design that is being developed by the United States space agency NASA. When completed, each Orion spacecraft will carry a crew of up to six astronauts. Along with Orion, the Ares I launch vehicle is also being developed. Orion and Ares I are both part of NASA's Project Constellation. The project should be complete in 2010, when NASA wants to start planning on sending human explorers back to the Moon, and eventually Mars and other celestial bodies in the Solar System....

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2009-07-06 12:14:43

Project Constellation is a spaceflight program run by NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration). The program goals are to continue significant operations away from Earth's environment, to develop technologies needed for expanding exploration of space, and to continue conducting fundamental science. Project Constellation was developed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study, which established how NASA would pursue the goals from the Vision for Space Exploration and the...

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