Tag Archives: ISS

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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NASA Appoints Barry “Butch” Wilmore as Commander of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner; Leanne Caret Quoted

Barry Wilmore

NASA has appointed Barry “Butch” Wilmore to serve as commander of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner for the Crew Flight Test, succeeding Chris Ferguson, Boeing reported on Wednesday. Wilmore previously served as a backup crew member Starliner flight, and will join Nicole Mann and Mike Fincke for this first crewed mission of the Starliner spacecraft.

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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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NASA Publishes Economic Impact Report; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA has published the results of its agency wide economic impact report, showing that the agency has generated more than $64.3 billion in total economic output during fiscal year 2019, supported more than 312,000 jobs nationwide and generated an estimated $7 billion in federal, state, and local taxes throughout the nation. 

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DoD, NASA Sign Agreement to Push Space Collaboration

Gen. Jay Raymond

The Department of Defense and NASA have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further advance collaboration in space, DoD News reported Tuesday. The MOU was announced by Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of space operations at the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine

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SpaceX Launches Satellite & Smallsats on Falcon 9 Rocket; Gabriel Cristian Absi Quoted

Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX has announced that its Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched on Aug. 30th, carrying the SAOCOM 1B mission, the company reported on Monday. The mission has placed the SAOCOM 1B spacecraft into orbit as well as two rideshare payloads, Tyvak-0172 and PlanetiQ’s GNOMES-1. The mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 

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NASA Postpones Solicitation Procedures for ‘Free-Flying’ LEO Station

ISS

NASA is terminating plans to develop a “free-flyer” commercial station as part of the agency’s long-term effort to commercialize operations in low-Earth orbit (LEO). In October, the agency issued a draft solicitation for the standalone station in LEO as part of Appendix K under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnership (NextSTEP) program.

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ISS Demos Technologies on Educational CubeSat

TechEdSat-10

The International Space Station (ISS) has deployed a CubeSat that holds new radio, propulsion and communications technologies, as well as improved power performance and increased storage. TechEdSat-10, the 10th entry to the Technology Educational Satellite series, features four cameras, nine processors, one graphics processing unit, eight radios and power storage with the capacity for 150 watt-hours.

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NASA Unveils Crew for Second Operational Crew Dragon Mission

Crew Dragon

NASA has named the astronauts who will embark on the second operational mission with SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. Astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough will represent NASA in the Crew-2 mission that will send the spacecraft to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program, the space agency said Tuesday.

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