Tag Archives: International Space Station

NASA Eyes Commercial Partnerships for Next Space Station Development; Phil McAlister Quoted

Phil McAlister

NASA plans to partner with commercial companies for the development of future space-based facilities as the International Space Station nears the end of service life. Phil McAlister, the agency's director of commercial spaceflight, said at Nextgov’s Emerging Tech Summit that they anticipate the ISS's retirement within the decade's latter part.

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NASA Asteroid Deflection Spacecraft Now in Finishing Touches; Betsy Congdon Quoted

DART

NASA and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory are in the final phases of building a spacecraft designed to demonstrate asteroid deflection for planetary defense. The space agency said Friday that its Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will use kinetic impactor technology to alter the motion of an asteroid.

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NASA, Northrop Set Launch of Next Cygnus Resupply Mission for Aug. 10th

Cygnus Spacecraft

Northrop Grumman is set to deliver another batch of NASA's science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, Aug. 10th. Northrop's Cygnus spacecraft will lift off onboard its Antares rocket from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia as part of the company's 16th commercial resupply mission.

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NASA Promotes Robyn Gatens to Full-Time ISS Director

Robyn Gatens

Robyn Gatens, who served as NASA's acting director for the International Space Station for seven months, has been named to the post permanently. Gatens will also have risk management, program execution and technical advisory responsibilities in her new position. Her career at the space agency began at the Marshall Space Flight Center in 1985.

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NASA Picks 16 Teams to Develop Deep Space Exploration Mission Proposals

Deep Space Exploration

NASA has chosen 16 academic teams to further their deep-space exploration proposals as part of the agency’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program. Representatives from Lockheed Martin, SpaceX, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Blue Origin and Boeing were among the industry experts that helped select the many participating teams.

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NASA, HPE to Test Edge Computing System to Deliver AI in Space

NASA

NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have announced a collaborative agreement to test edge computing with a new computer designed to deliver artificial intelligence (AI) in space. The new technology will increase space exploration and astronauts’ self-sufficiency by providing real-time data processing with advanced commercial edge computing in space.

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NASA Discusses Northrop Grumman’s Mission to Space Station

Commercial Space Stations

NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss science investigations and technology demonstrations launching on Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply mission for the agency to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA reported on Thursday. Northrop Grumman has projected its launch of the Cygnus spacecraft no earlier than Feb. 20, 2021.

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Northrop Grumman Wins 2 Missions Under NASA CRS-2 Contract; Frank DeMauro Quoted

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has secured two additional missions by NASA under the Commercial Resupply Services contract-2 (CRS-2) with launches occurring in 2023. Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft will be carried into orbit by the company’s Antares launch vehicle from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility for the additional missions. 

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Northrop Grumman to Launch NG-14 Resupply to ISS

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has planned to launch the company’s 14th resupply mission (NG-14) to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 contract, the company reported on Monday. Liftoff of the Antares rocket is scheduled for Oct. 1 at 9:38 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. 

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