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2013-06-11 23:17:45

Advanced Mobility and Specialty Vehicles announced today that they have delivered a one-of-a-kind, custom designed and constructed mobile testlab trailer for Lightcraft Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Bennington, Vermont. This Mobile Testing Unit (MTU) will be the home of a state-of-the-art beamed energy propulsion research laboratory and test flight launch command center. Monee, Illinois (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Advanced Mobility and Specialty Vehicles (http://www.amstcorp.com), a leader...

NASA Selects New Suborbital Payloads
2013-06-10 04:28:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online NASA´s Space Technology Mission Directorate's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 21 new space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft. The newest batch of projects, which were announced by the American space agency on Friday, represents the sixth cycle of their continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. To date, the...

2013-06-07 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 21 space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) This latest selection represents the sixth cycle of NASA's continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. More than 100 technologies with test flights now have been facilitated through NASA's Space Technology...

2013-05-25 00:20:16

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne engines provided the power to successfully place the fifth in a series of Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) communication satellites into orbit today for the U.S. military. The mission was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV medium rocket with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 and RL10B-2 engines providing the booster and upper-stage propulsion,...

2013-05-25 00:20:12

ATK's Role Includes Propulsion and Composites Structures ARLINGTON, Va., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) propulsion and composite technologies supported today's successful launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. This rocket carried the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS-5) into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. WGS-5 is the fifth satellite delivered by prime contractor Boeing as part of the...

2013-05-20 08:21:09

ATK-Tested HPGP Thruster Technology Provides Increased Performance, Safety and Cost-Effectiveness for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) ARLINGTON, Va., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK), the nation's largest rocket motor producer, has successfully completed the first U.S.-based testing of the High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) thruster technology for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). The testing was conducted at ATK Defense Group's test...

2013-05-15 12:24:30

MARLBORO, N.J., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- US Precious Metals, Inc. (OTCQB: USPR) announced today that Professor Edgar Choueiri, Director of Princeton University's Program in Engineering Physics and Director of Princeton's Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory (EPPDyL) has joined its Board of Directors. Professor Choeiri is one of the world's leading authorities in plasma technology. Stay informed on U.S Precious Metal developments by getting FREE news alerts & updates...

2013-05-07 20:20:16

CANOGA PARK, Calif., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The X-51A WaveRider hypersonic vehicle, powered by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's SJY61 scramjet engine, achieved aviation history on May 1 by making the longest-ever supersonic combustion ramjet-powered flight, flying full duration and achieving mission success. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "This test flight brings aviation closer than ever to the reality of regular, sustained...

NASA Switches To A Greener Rocket Fuel
2013-05-07 16:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has announced that it will stop using the rocket fuel that has been an aeronautics mainstay since the 1940s and switch to a greener, environmentally-benign propellant. The space agency says that the first space flight powered with this new fuel will take place in 2015. Hydrazine was used to power the first rocket-powered fighter plane in World War II, the Viking Missions of the 1970s, and more recently the Curiosity mission...

2013-04-26 23:02:12

Tenshon® shade sail manufacturer in Mesa, AZ is excited to announce the launch of a new scholarship program that aims to give students in the field of architecture, design and engineering a chance to compete to win a $1,500 scholarship for the most creative shade sail design. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) April 26, 2013 Tenshon® shade sail manufacturer in Mesa, AZ is excited to announce the launch of a new scholarship program that aims to give students in the field of architecture, design and...


Latest Spacecraft propulsion Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Escape Velocity -- An escape velocity is the minimum speed at which an object without propulsion can move away from a source of a gravitational field indefinitely if there is no friction. This definition may need modification for the practical problem of two or more sources in some cases. In any case, the object is assumed to be a point with a mass that is negligible compared with that of the source of the field, usually an excellent approximation. It is commonly described as the speed...

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