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Two Hurricane Global Hawks Take To The Sky
2012-08-17 15:46:52

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms. The unmanned aircraft, dubbed "severe storm sentinels," are operated by pilots located in ground control stations at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., and NASA's Dryden Flight Center on Edwards Air Base, Calif. The NASA Global Hawk is...

2012-08-01 06:21:07

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tauri Group, LLC announces the release of a forecast of demand for suborbital reusable vehicles (SRVs). SRVs are a new class of rocket-powered vehicles designed to cross the threshold of space, carrying cargo or people. The report, "Suborbital Reusable Vehicles: A Ten-Year Forecast of Market Demand," analyzes emerging SRV markets and identifies drivers of growth. Space Florida (Florida's spaceport authority and aerospace...

South Korean Man To Launch Homemade Satellite
2012-07-26 07:54:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean inventor is going where no man has gone before“¦ rather he will be the first individual to send a do-it-yourself satellite into orbit, after securing a contract with a French technology company to get his device launched into space. The 2.2-lb., 4-cu.-in. satellite was fully designed, developed and constructed by Song Hojun, a 34-year-old engineering student and ex-intern of a private satellite company,...

2012-07-22 10:20:04

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has scheduled the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., for Monday, July 23. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) is to be launched on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket and is projected to splashdown approximately 100 miles east of Cape Hatteras, NC. The...

2012-07-21 22:21:03

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Due to bad weather and rough seas off the coast of North Carolina, NASA has postponed today's launch attempt of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) is to be launched on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket and recovered...

2012-07-20 06:20:07

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- High school educators from across the country will join with NASA July 23 -27 for an uplifting experience in conducting experiments using scientific balloons at the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Hosted by the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, which manages the NASA scientific balloon program, the week-long Wallops Balloon Experience for...

2012-07-20 05:36:49

NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Sunday, July 22. The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launch was postponed for one day to allow for additional testing of launch vehicle systems. NASA has three consecutive days of launch opportunities for IRVE-3, with a liftoff window from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. EDT each day. IRVE-3 is part...

2012-07-19 14:20:10

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Sunday, July 22. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launch was postponed for one day to allow for additional testing of launch vehicle systems. NASA has...

2012-07-19 14:20:08

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA managers are rescheduling the launch of an inflatable heat shield technology demonstration flight from the agency's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va., until no earlier than Sunday, July 22. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment (IRVE-3) launch was postponed for one day to allow for additional testing of launch vehicle systems. NASA has three...

2012-07-18 10:21:39

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator is scheduled to launch July 21 from Virginia and splash down off the coast of North Carolina. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The demonstrator is scheduled for launch on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore between 6 and 8 a.m. and land about 20 minutes later in the...