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Boeing Completes 2 Test Milestones for NASA Commercial Crew Program

Boeing Completes 2 Test Milestones for NASA Commercial Crew Program-CST-100 integrated model evaluated in wind tunnel-Centaur rocket stage tested for human spaceflight By successfully completing two significant tests of the integrated Commercial Crew Transportation System, Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) have moved the United States closer to regaining its capability to return humans to […]

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Qantas Casts Nasa`s Mars Rover in Frequent Flyer Campaign

Qantas has been given permission by NASA to use its Mars Rover ‘Curiosity’ in a new campaign for its Frequent Flyer program. A replica of the car-sized rover will feature in television, outdoor, social media and digital advertising from next month in a campaign designed to encourage over 9 million Frequent Flyer members to discover […]

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Orbital to Build Icon Space Weather Satellite

Company Joins University of California/Berkeley as Industrial Partner for New Heliophysics Satellite Mission Orbital Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced today that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design, manufacture, integrate and test a new heliophysics science satellite that will investigate the connection between […]

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Boeing X-48C Aircraft Completes Flight Testing

Boeing X-48C Blended Wing Body Research Aircraft Completes Flight Testing   The Boeing X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept. All 30 flights were conducted at […]

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Orbital-Built Landsat Satellite Successfully Launched

Orbital Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s leading space technology companies, announced that the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) satellite was successfully launched into orbit aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base earlier today. Orbital designed, built and tested the LDCM satellite under a contract from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) […]

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Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests

Boeing‘s liquid hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye unmanned aircraft system has completed taxi testing at Edwards Air Force Base in California as it progresses toward its second flight. During the testing, which occurred Feb. 6, the Phantom Eye demonstrator aircraft sitting atop its launch cart reached speeds up to 40 knots, or approximately 46 miles per hour. […]

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Boeing TDRS-K Relay Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)-K, demonstrating that the vehicle is functioning and ready to use its internal engine to boost it to its operational geosynchronous orbit. After reaching final orbit, it will undergo three months of tests and calibration before being put into operation by […]

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SORCE Heliophysics Science Satellite Celebrates Ten Years in Orbit

Orbital Sciences Corporation, one of the world’s leading space technology companies, today announced that the company is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the launch and successful operation of the company-built Solar and Radiation Climate Experiment (SORCE) satellite. Ten years ago today, SORCE was launched into orbit aboard Orbital’s Pegasus rocket in a mission that originated […]

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Boeing Completes Preliminary Design Review for Space Launch System Core Stage

Boeing and NASA on Dec. 20 completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and avionics, validating the design of the rocket that will send humans beyond low Earth orbit to places like the moon, an asteroid and ultimately Mars. The PDR is a comprehensive review that demonstrates that […]

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Boeing’s Reusable, Unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Begins 2nd Flight

Boeing today successfully returned an unmanned U.S. Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle to orbit, continuing to demonstrate how the system provides responsive, reusable access to space. An Atlas V rocket launched OTV-1, the first of two vehicles in the program, into a low Earth orbit at 1:03 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Launch […]