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SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Photonics/Optics

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Propulsion

ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Will Launch Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser Spaceplane

United Launch Alliance (ULA) will supply launch vehicles for the Dream Chaser Cargo System. Starting in 2021, Dream Chaser – Sierra Nevada...

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Propulsion

Space Launch Providers Submit Proposals for National Security Space Launch Program

Four companies – Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) – recently submitted proposals for the U.S....

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Propulsion

Raytheon, DARPA Push Forward with Hypersonic Weapon Design

Raytheon Company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have made progress in hypersonic flight with the Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) hypersonic weapons program....

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Propulsion

Made in Space Is Set to Make in Space

Made In Space, Inc.’s Archinaut One spacecraft has the go-ahead from NASA to manufacture and assemble structures in low-Earth orbit. The demonstration, funded by a $73.7 million public-private NASA...

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Manned Systems

Orion Launch Abort System Passes Full-Stress Flight Test

The Orion spacecraft – the spacecraft integral to NASA’s Artemis program – passed through another milestone in preparation for flight. Researchers from NASA and Jacobs...

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Data Acquisition

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

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Aerospace

Can the Air Force Reach a 24-Hour Launch Window?

Launching rockets with 24-hour notice is one of the U.S. Air Force’s latest goals. In a “sources sought” notice titled Rapid Space Launch Initiative, the service is reaching out to...

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Aerospace

NASA Opens the International Space Station for Commercial Business

NASA is opening the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial business to accelerate U.S. science and technology innovation and accelerate the development of...

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Propulsion

OmegA Rocket Sustains Explosion During First Static Test, Northrop Grumman Maintains Test Was a Success

Northrop Grumman Corporation completed the first static or “stationary,” full-scale test of its next-generation OmegA space...

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Weapons Systems

Lockheed Martin’s “Non-Operational” Space Fence Detects Indian Anti-Satellite Operations While Still in Test Mode

A breakup field from a recent Indian anti-satellite test was detected by the Lockheed Martin-developed U.S. Air Force...

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AR/AI

New University-Led Air Force Center of Excellence Focuses on Securing Autonomous Systems Operating in Contested Environments

A new United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Center of Excellence (COE), led by the...

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Manned Systems

NASA Budget Amendment to Help Send Americans to Moon by 2024, Then Mars

An amended NASA budget for fiscal year 2020 would add $1.6 billion to a $21 billion initial budget request and fund deep space exploration, science, and technology...

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Propulsion

Jeff Bezos Lays out Blue Origin’s Moon Shot, Debuts Lunar Lander

During a special presentation, Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company’s vision for the future of space travel and revealed a large, new, reconfigurable lunar...

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Weapons Systems

AIA Predicts Flying Air Taxis, Supersonic Air Travel, and Space Industry for 2050

Arlington, Virginia-based Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has collected input from leaders in the aerospace and defense industries and built a...

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Propulsion

Northrop Grumman Launches Rocket Motor Production at Modernized Tactical Motor Manufacturing Facility

Northrop Grumman Corp. has started producing rocket motors at its new, modernized tactical motor manufacturing facility at the Allegany...

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Manned Systems

Firefly Aerospace Is the Latest Addition to Florida’s “Space Coast”

Cedar Park, Texas-based Firefly Aerospace, Inc. has reached an agreement with Space Florida – the state’s aerospace economic development agency – to...

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Manned Systems

Virgin Galactic Takes First Passenger to Space

Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane, SpaceShipTwo or “VSS Unity,” made its fifth powered test flight and second space flight late last week with three individuals on board. In addition to...

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Automotive

Orbex Debuts Innovative Smallsat Launch Vehicle

Orbex, a developer of small satellite (smallsat) launch vehicles based in Forres, Scotland, has unveiled its “Prime” launch vehicle. The rocket is the second stage of a two-stage...

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Aerospace

Techstars and Starburst Start New Space Technology Business Accelerator

With an unprecedented number of breakthrough space technologies like reusable rockets, additive manufacturing (AM) or “3D printing,” advanced materials, and...

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Propulsion

SpaceX Tests Raptor Engine, Prepares for Starship “Hop”

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has test fired its Raptor rocket engine at its Rocket Development and Test Facility, in McGregor, Texas. The Raptor is designed to power the...

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Automotive

Late Paul Allen’s Stratolaunch Company Cancels Launch Vehicle Projects

Months after founder Paul G. Allen’s death, Seattle-based Stratolaunch Systems Corporation will abandon several launch vehicle projects. The news comes days after...

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Automotive

Stratolaunch Composite Air-Launch Aircraft Pulls the Wheels up During Latest Taxi Test

Seattle-based Stratolaunch Systems Corporation is fast approaching the first flight of its Stratolaunch aircraft. According to a brief social media...

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Defense

AVIO Software Developers Leverage AdaCore GNAT pro Assurance for ESA Vega C Launch Vehicle

Software engineers engaged in the construction and development of space launchers and solid and liquid propulsion systems for space travel at AVIO...

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Power

AVIO Engineers Evolve Vega Rocket Design, Enhance Avionics and Propulsion

Hardware and software engineers at AVIO, a global aerospace company engaged in the construction and development of space launchers and solid and liquid propulsion...

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Defense

Astronaut Garbage Is a Serious Operational Concern When Travelling to the Moon and Mars

For decades, the approach to managing astronaut refuse has involved temporarily storage and then disposal – either by returning it to Earth or by...

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Aerospace

First Orion European Space Module Delivered

The first European Space Module (ESM) just arrived in Titusville, Florida in preparation for its installation on the next-generation Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle and testing at NASA’s...

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Aerospace

Zwick Roell Provides Flexible Materials Testing over a Wide Temperature Range

Materials research and development frequently require materials to be tested at different temperatures, in line with their eventual area of use. For aerospace...

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