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  • Boeing, SpaceX win NASA contracts for ISS space taxi


    NASA has tapped Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Falcon9/Crew Dragon spacecraft for transporting crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2017.


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  • ANALYSIS: ATV era opens final chapter with 'flawless' space station docking


    The International Space Station marked the end of an era on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 with a “flawless” arrival by the...


  • SpaceX hits milestone in bid for reusable rockets


    ​SpaceX passed a milestone in its bid to develop reusable rockets with an apparently successful soft splashdown and...


  • Europe chases dream of spaceplane operations


    A US-European agreement to develop spaceplane technology may extend the remit of Sierra Nevada’s in-development Dream...


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  • Sierra Nevada bids to keep Dream Chaser alive despite NASA non-selection

    News | 02 Oct 2014 11:32 | Dan Thisdell

    Sierra Nevada Corporation last week launched two bids to keep alive its Dream Chaser lifting-body spaceplane project, which suffered a blow in September when NASA cut it from its Commercial Crew programme in favour of seven-person capsules being developed by Boeing and SpaceX.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-bids-to-keep-Dream-Chaser-alive-despite-NASA-non-selection-404379/
  • ATK joins race to develop next-generation USAF launcher

    News | 24 Sep 2014 15:24 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US propulsion specialist ATK has thrown its hat in the ring to develop the next generation of American rocket engine, to replace the Russian-supplied RD-180 motor for United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATK-joins-race-to-develop-next-generation-USAF-launcher-404099/
  • ANALYSIS: USAF push to oust Russian rockets turning into high-stakes contest

    News | 24 Sep 2014 14:32 | Dan Thisdell

    ​A US Air Force drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors is turning into a high-stakes competition between rival technologies, with propulsion specialist ATK throwing its hat into the ring just a week after United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin agreed to jointly fund development of a new, all-American engine.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-USAF-push-to-oust-Russian-rockets-turning-into-high-stakes-contest-404097/
  • Boeing, SpaceX win NASA contracts for ISS space taxi

    News | 17 Sep 2014 01:47 | Greg Waldron

    NASA has tapped Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Falcon9/Crew Dragon spacecraft for transporting crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-SpaceX-win-NASA-contracts-for-ISS-space-taxi-403775/
  • Astrotech shareholders approve sale to Lockheed Martin

    News | 21 Aug 2014 11:23 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Shareholders in loss-making launch preparation services provider Astrotech have voted in favour of a deal announced on 29 May to sell essentially all of the company to Lockheed Martin, for $61 million. Astrotech, which provides final testing, fueling, encapsulation and day-of launch support from Cape Canaveral and Vandenburg AFB, describes its 18-month backlog as “relatively healthy” but in the nine months to end-March lost $4.8 million before taxes on revenue of $10.8 million. In its full year to 30 June 2013, Astrotech lost $723,000 before taxes on revenue of $24 million.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Astrotech-shareholders-approve-sale-to-Lockheed-Martin-402905/
  • ANALYSIS: Meteor shower-tracking ISS camera to focus on threats in orbit

    News | 15 Aug 2014 07:58 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The International Space Station is set to be fitted with a camera dedicated to tracking meteor showers, in a bid to better understand these spectacular events – and hopefully improve our data on orbiting debris, man-made and natural, so as to help position spacecraft to avoid collisions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Meteor-shower-tracking-ISS-camera-to-focus-on-threats-in-orbit-402704/