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     Success for SpaceX

    Space LaunchToday, SpaceX have made history for space launch by landing the first stage of their mission to deliver eleven Orbcomm communication satellites to low Earth orbit.


    Note: Source: SpaceX: Press release and videos

    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, December 22 @ 10:07:12 GMT (570 reads)
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     NASA and Boeing Sign Space Launch System Contract

    Space LaunchBoeing [NYSE: BA] has finalized a contract with NASA to develop the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), the most powerful rocket ever built and destined to propel America's return to human exploration of deep space.

    Note: Press Release - Source: Boeing: Posted July 2, 2014 3:10 PM
    For Spaceref article click here.

    Posted by admin on Thursday, July 03 @ 20:08:45 BST (2030 reads)
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     Lockheed Martin to design Reusable Booster System

    Space LaunchLockheed Martin has been selected by the U.S. Air Force for a contract award to support the Reusable Booster System (RBS) Flight and Ground Experiments program. The value of the first task order is $2 million, with a contract ordering value of up to $250 million over the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract period.

    Note: Source: Space Daily, Dec 08 Full Story: click here

    Posted by Administrator on Thursday, December 08 @ 20:12:30 GMT (1768 reads)
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     New Spacex re-usable booster

    Space LaunchSpacex are considering adding modifications to their Falcon-9 launcher to allow it to become fully re-usable. If the booster can be re-used for 1000 flights, say, then the cost of a single launch could be brought down from $50M to around $50,000, says Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, which has already brought a massive reduction in launch cost with their existing Falcon-9 system.

    Note: Source: Space News Newsletter, Sept 30th

    Posted by Administrator on Saturday, October 01 @ 18:36:51 BST (450 reads)
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     First space-bound Oriion Capsule

    Space LaunchFirst Space-Bound Orion Comes Alive With First Weld Michoud LA (SPX) Sep 12, 2011 - Construction began this week on the first new NASA spacecraft built to take humans to orbit since space shuttle Endeavour left the factory in 1991. Engineers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans started welding together the first space-bound Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. "This marks the beginning of NASA's next step to send humans far beyond Earth orbit," said Orion program manager Mark Geyer.

    Note: Source: Space-Travel.com

    Posted by Administrator on Monday, September 12 @ 10:23:36 BST (357 reads)
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