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2014-04-04 16:20:23

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation now is open for U.S. and international news media interested in covering the launch of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California -- the second of NASA's five Earth science missions to launch in 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO OCO-2 is scheduled to launch at 2:56 a.m. PDT July 1 from Space Launch Complex 2 on a United Launch Alliance Delta...

2013-10-22 23:02:27

This sets the stage for actual site installation by Quintron technicians at the Delta IV Remote Launch Control Center at Vandenberg AFB. Also, this system will allow parallel testing with other VAFB range assets and to ensure final active mission support success for upcoming critical launches. Santa Maria, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Quintron Systems, Inc. (quintron.com), the recognized leader in interoperable Enterprise-Class Systems for Security Command, Control & Communications,...

2013-06-28 00:20:21

WASHINGTON, June, 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) spacecraft launched Thursday at 7:27 p.m. PDT (10:27 p.m. EDT) from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The mission to study the solar atmosphere was placed in orbit by an Orbital Sciences Corporation Pegasus XL rocket. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "We are thrilled to add IRIS to the suite of NASA missions studying the sun," said John Grunsfeld,...

2013-06-25 20:20:11

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission is being delayed one day to 7:27 p.m. PDT (10:27 p.m. EDT) Thursday, June 27, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Live NASA Television launch coverage begins at 6 p.m. PDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Because of a significant power outage at Vandenberg earlier this week, certain Western Range facilities will not...

2013-06-05 12:21:56

ARLINGTON, Va., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DRS Technologies, Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that it received a $25 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for the design, development and delivery of two Transporter Erector Replacement Vehicles to support the Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Minuteman III fleet. If all options are exercised by the Air Force, the total program value for up to 26 mobile vehicles under this contract could reach over $92 million. (Logo:...

2013-06-05 08:20:46

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing comprehensive support to consolidate the U.S. Air Force Space Command's launch ranges is the goal of an alliance that includes InDyne, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), and URS Corporation (NYSE: URS). These companies, which comprise the Consolidated Range Enterprise (CoRE) joint venture, have submitted a proposal for the Launch and Test Range System Integrated Support Contract, or LISC. The multi-billion-dollar LISC program...

2013-04-24 12:38:49

News media planning to cover the launch of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission on June 26 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California should apply for accreditation by June 18. Deployment of IRIS from the Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft aboard a Pegasus rocket is targeted for 10:27 p.m. EDT at an altitude of 39,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. That location is approximately 100 miles northwest of Vandenberg off the central coast of California. News media...

2013-04-23 16:20:47

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News media planning to cover the launch of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission on June 26 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California should apply for accreditation by June 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Deployment of IRIS from the Orbital Sciences L-1011 carrier aircraft aboard a Pegasus rocket is targeted for 10:27 p.m. EDT at an altitude of 39,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean....

2013-02-11 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1:02 p.m. EST (10:02 a.m. PST) Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The LDCM spacecraft separated from the rocket 79 minutes after launch and the first signal was received 3 minutes later at a ground station in Svalbard, Norway. The solar arrays deployed 86 minutes after...

2013-02-08 10:37:03

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST. LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. The mission will continue the Landsat program's 40-year continuous data record by Earth's landscapes by satellite from space. LDCM will expand and...