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  • Ares and Altair design contracts to be awarded


    Design contracts for NASA's Ares V cargo launch vehicle (CaLV) and its Altair lunar lander payload are to be awarded in the next few days and weeks. Both...


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  • Ares and Altair design contracts to be awarded


    Design contracts for NASA's Ares V cargo launch vehicle (CaLV) and its Altair lunar lander payload are to be awarded in...


  • VIDEO: China's new rocket to carry astronauts says Chinese spaceflight chief


    China's new Long March 5 rocket could one day launch astronauts according to the country's manned space programme...


  • Bigelow Aerospace unveils $14.9 million price tag for four weeks at orbital complex from 2012


    <P><A href="http://www.bigelowaerospace.com/">Bigelow Aerospace </A>founder Robert Bigelow has unveiled his business...


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  • US Space Command under budget pressure, re-examines future

    News | 14 Apr 2013 12:00 | Zach Rosenberg

    US Air Force Space Command is establishing its priorities ahead of the pending sequestration that will cut $580 million from its budget - including shutting down surveillance sites and re-examining future satellite constellations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-Space-Command-under-budget-pressure-re-examines-future-384474/
  • Ares and Altair design contracts to be awarded

    News | 06 Apr 2009 14:33 | Rob Coppinger

    Design contracts for NASA's Ares V cargo launch vehicle (CaLV) and its Altair lunar lander payload are to be awarded in the next few days and weeks. Both...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ares-and-Altair-design-contracts-to-be-awarded-324862/
  • VIDEO: China's new rocket to carry astronauts says Chinese spaceflight chief

    News | 01 Apr 2009 04:32 | Rob Coppinger

    China's new Long March 5 rocket could one day launch astronauts according to the country's manned space programme head...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Chinas-new-rocket-to-carry-astronauts-says-Chinese-spaceflight-chief-324613/
  • Lockheed wrestles with Orion issues

    News | 16 Apr 2007 23:00

    <P>Weight constraints imposed by the Ares I crew launch vehicle, meeting safety and performance targets without significant cost growth, together with "the sheer integration of the job", are the major challenges Orion crew exploration vehicle prime contractor Lockheed Martin is wrestling with in developing NASA's first manned vehicle in 35 years.</P> <P>Speaking at the Space Foundation National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on 10 April, Lockheed Martin Space Systems human spaceflight vice-president and general manager John Karas described a rigorous, challenging process of design cycles, performance and weight trade-offs, requiring system selections to be completed by set milestones.</P> <P>Karas says launch-vehicle performance is a major constraint on Orion weight growth. "The Ares I can only move so much. You've got to fit with that. It's about managing the [performance] requirements." He says the launch abort system also has a great bearing on Orion crew and service module mhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Lockheed-wrestles-with-Orion-issues-213316/
  • Space station developer to offer custom modules

    News | 16 Apr 2007 23:00 | Rob Coppinger

    One-off units planned to attract government and corporate clients to orbital complexhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Space-station-developer-to-offer-custom-modules-213313/
  • Shuttle problems to delay major launches

    News | 16 Apr 2007 23:00 | Rob Coppinger

    <P>NASA administrator Michael Griffin expects to launch three, not the planned five, Space Shuttle flights this year, pushing the delivery of key International Space Station partners' orbital modules into 2008.</P> <P>The original 2007 Space Shuttle launch manifest's five missions included delivery of the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo experimental module.</P> <P>This year was to see Space Shuttle Atlantis's mission STS-117 during the first quarter, and then missions Endeavour/STS-118, Atlantis/STS-122, along with the Columbus and Kibo flights STS-123 and STS-124 during the remainder of the year.</P> <P>However, the postponement of the STS-117 launch to no earlier than 8 June, because of hailstorm damage to Atlantis's external tank, has pushed STS-118 to August and STS-122 to the fourth quarter. STS-118 will deliver a truss segment and STS-120 will connect the Italian-made Node 2 module, named Harmony, to ISS.</P> <P>Node 2http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Shuttle-problems-to-delay-major-launches-213248/