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Low-Maintenance, Reliable Spacecraft In NASA's Future, Experts Predict
2011-09-03 05:22:14

  A spacecraft that can be reused and is capable of making more than 1,000 flights each year would drive down NASA's expenses and could radically change the agency's future, one aerospace expert argued during a recent presentation on the future of space travel. Speaking at the Kennedy Space Center on August 31, Jay Penn of The Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles admitted that such a proposal would not be possible in the immediate future, but said that it could drastically reduce...

2011-01-29 00:02:17

Only university competition awarding scholarships for innovation serving national security needs is achieving great participation from universities, judges and sponsors for April 2011 event "“ but there's still time to enter and support the competition. Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) January 27, 2011 The fifth annual National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC) is attracting universities, a distinguished slate of judges and numerous private sector sponsors, according to organizers...

2010-09-14 07:03:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, is paying tribute to the nation's aerospace industry this week with special educational activities at local schools and with activities to increase awareness among Harris employees and their families. The events are part of National Aerospace Week -- September 12 -18 --, which recognizes the aerospace industry's contributions to the nation's...

2010-06-17 17:00:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced today that they are partnering to pursue the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) Development and Sustainment Contract. Together, the corporations will apply their proven experience to ensure the reliability and readiness of the GMD element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System, which defends our nation, deployed military forces, friends and...

2010-05-05 07:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced it will present at the 2010 Space Parts Working Group (SPWG) Conference, a joint government-industry working group sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation and the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). In its 39th year, SPWG is an unclassified, international forum for disseminating information to the aerospace industry and for resolving problems with high-reliability electronic piece...

2009-09-21 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has selected the Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, Calif., for the Specialized Engineering Evaluation and Test Services contract. The total value of this indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity cost-plus fixed fee contract is $35 million. The period of performance is 18 months. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Under this contract, the Aerospace...

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2009-04-01 09:20:00

Future stratospheric ozone losses from unregulated launches will eventually exceed ozone losses from CFCs The global market for rocket launches may require more stringent regulation in order to prevent significant damage to Earth's stratospheric ozone layer in the decades to come, according to a new study by researchers in California and Colorado. Future ozone losses from unregulated rocket launches will eventually exceed ozone losses due to chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, which stimulated the...

2009-02-17 09:45:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A U.S. Air Force/Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team announced today that the Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) III constellation has surpassed 200 years of on-orbit operations, the longest total operational experience of any U.S. military communications satellite constellation. Lockheed Martin designed and built 14 DSCS spacecraft for the Military Satellite Communications Wing at the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, Los...

2008-10-10 18:00:06

ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today announced it has been selected by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to perform telemetry, tracking and command services for near-Earth missions under the Space Communications Network Services (SCNS) contract. The contract has a base period of performance of five years and three months, with two one-year option periods, and a maximum potential value with all options exercised of $1.26 billion. This contract extends ITT's support of NASA's...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'