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Washington DC (UPI) Sep 12, 2023
NASA has approved a four-person crew for the third Axiom mission, which is intended to launch no sooner than January 2024. "Axiom Space's chief astronaut and former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria will command the private mission. Italian Air Force Col. Walter Villadei will serve as pilot. The two mission specialists are Alper Gezeravci of Turkey and ESA (European Space Agency) pro
Today we have an exciting update to report for the Tanager program – the imaging spectrometer, developed by NASA JPL, has been handed off to our team for integration onto our Tanager 1 hyperspectral satellite. This exquisite instrument will...
Paris (ESA) Sep 05, 2023
The X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM) is ready to launch on 7 September 2023 to observe the most energetic objects and events in the cosmos. In doing so, it will unveil the evolution of the Universe and the structure of spacetime. XRISM is a collaboration between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, with significant participation from ESA. The launch will be
ICEYE US, a leader in persistent monitoring of Earth with radar imaging satellites, received its first Task Order under a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with NASA announced earlier this year.  The Task Order enables NASA to acquire ICEYE’s synthetic-aperture...
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 09, 2023
Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: RKLB) has signed a new launch services agreement with a confidential customer for a HASTE (Hypersonic Accelerator Suborbital Test Electron) mission from Launch Complex 2 at Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport within NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in 2024. The contract signing with a new customer came just days after Rocket Lab successfully launched the
Paris (AFP) Aug 2, 2023
Airbus and US space exploration firm Voyager Space announced Wednesday a joint venture to develop Starlab, a commercial alternative to replace the International Space Station (ISS) by the end of the decade. The US-led venture with footing in Germany, where a number of Airbus Defence and Space sites are located, will "reliably meet the known demand from global space agencies while opening ne
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Aug 01, 2023
NASA and Boeing are set to conduct a joint media teleconference on Monday, August 7 at 2 p.m. EDT to deliver a progress report on the CST-100 Starliner's inaugural astronaut flight. This milestone mission will see the Starliner transport its first-ever astronaut crew to and from the International Space Station (ISS). Listeners can tune in to the teleconference live on NASA's website. The a
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 27, 2023
NASA has selected 11 U.S. companies to develop technologies that could support long-term exploration on the Moon and in space for the benefit of all. The technologies range from lunar surface power systems to tools for in-space 3D printing, which will expand industry capabilities for a sustained human presence on the Moon through Artemis, as well as other NASA, government, and commercial mission
In an exciting development for the space industry, KBR has been awarded a significant contract worth up to $1.9 billion to support NASA's human spaceflight programs. This contract will encompass key initiatives such as the International Space Station, Artemis,...
Astrobotic announced that the company won a $34.6M NASA Tipping Point partnership to demonstrate power transmission on the lunar surface. The award will result in a demonstration on the Moon called LunaGrid-Lite, which will transmit power from a lunar...