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2014-06-24 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project plans to fly its rocket-powered, saucer-shaped landing technology test vehicle into near-space from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii later this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA has identified five potential launch dates for the high-altitude balloon carrying the LDSD experiment: June 28, 29, 30, July 1 and 3....

Volume Of Rocket Noise Turned Down Through SLS Scale Model Acoustic Testing
2014-06-20 03:04:46

NASA NASA engineers recently went on an auricle ride as a scale model of the Space Launch System (SLS), including solid rocket motors, was fired -- giving an "earful" of information about how low- and high-frequency sound waves will affect the rocket on the launch pad. When completed, SLS will be capable of taking a crew and cargo on deep space missions, including to an asteroid and eventually Mars. "This test is unique because it's like going through the steps of a true launch, only...

2014-06-04 23:04:19

Air and Missile Defense Radar Market report presents a complete market study of the global air and missile defense radar market over the next six years, (2014-2020). http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/air-and-missile-defense-radar-reports-4596590538.html (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Air and missile defense radars are used as an early-warning devices which can detect an approaching enemy’s aircraft or missiles from great distances. These radar systems help form a defensive position...

Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator Project
2014-05-29 16:21:30

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will fly a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space next week from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. Several events are planned for reporters who would like to cover this unique space technology engineering test flight. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO On Monday, June 2, reporters who have previously received...

2014-05-21 08:20:45

KAUAI, Hawaii, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), the U.S. Navy and the Missile Defense Agency successfully completed the first live fire test of Aegis Ashore, where the new land-based system safely launched and controlled a missile against a simulated target. The test demonstrated Aegis Ashore's ability to provide proven missile defense capabilities against a ballistic missile threat. The test, known as Aegis Ashore Control Test Vehicle-01 (AA CTV-01) flight...

2014-05-21 08:20:42

Program on track for Romania deployment in 2015 PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, KAUAI, Hawaii, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missile Defense Agency conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 from the Aegis Ashore weapon system, which is designed to protect U.S. deployed and NATO forces in Europe from ballistic missile attack. The non-intercept scenario tested the safe launch and fly-out of an SM-3 Block IB against a simulated target; an intercept...

2014-04-30 12:21:18

DALLAS, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $611 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for the first production order of the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) following the Army's successful Milestone C decision earlier this year. The contract includes the production of both PAC-3 MSE missiles and Launcher Modifications Kits (LMKs). The PAC-3 MSE's revolutionary two-pulse solid rocket motor provides increased...

2014-04-23 08:22:24

Milestone marks Phased Adaptive Approach's second phase TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. "The SM-3 Block IB's completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence,...

2014-04-07 23:01:54

After months of designing, building and launching home-made model rockets, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Aerospace Industries Association's Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 After months of designing, building and launching home-made model rockets, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country will advance to the national finals of the Team...

2014-03-19 08:20:27

Raytheon delivers ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to Missile Defense Agency ahead of schedule TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. will soon have another system to defend against ballistic missiles. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) delivered its ninth AN/TPY-2 ballistic missile defense radar to the Missile Defense Agency, six months ahead of schedule. AN/TPY-2 is an integral element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System. It is a mobile X-band radar that...


Latest Rocketry Reference Libraries

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2012-03-10 09:17:29

Challenger launched from Kennedy Space Center on January 28, 1986 at 11:38 AM EST and blew up 1 minute and 13 seconds later as a result of launch malfunctions. The shuttle was lost with all seven crew members. The Challenger disaster shook the confidence of the entire nation. As a personal note, this writer was in Mrs. Cook’s sixth grade class in Abilene, Texas. I was already an avid fan of the space program at that time. Most of us were. The class was watching this particular launch...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Wernher von Braun (March 23, 1912 - June 16, 1977) was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology in Germany and the United States. His work on the Nazi rocket program made him a controversial figure. The controversy was captured in a song by satirist Tom Lehrer, who described him as "A man whose allegiance is ruled by expedience". He was born on in Wirsitz, Posen, Germany and his mother gave him a telescope upon his Lutheran confirmation. His interest in astronomy...

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