Orbital ATK (Dulles, VA, US) reported on Nov. 7 that it has successfully completed an important milestone in developing advanced solid rocket propulsion and other technologies to be used in a new generation of intermediate- and large-class space launch vehicles.
NASA Materials Research
The International Space Station will receive about 7,400 pounds of cargo, including new science and technology investigations, following the successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Sunday.
Nasa’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) asteroid-hunting spacecraft has flown past Earth, using the planet’s gravity to slingshot itself towards its destination asteroid, Bennu.
US-based satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight has won a contract from Nasa to launch up to 24 U-Class payloads.
The contracted launch procedure has a potential value of more than $5m and is expected to be carried out next year.
A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar system came to a close today, as NASA's Cassini spacecraft made a fateful plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, ending its 13-year tour of the ringed planet.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will be humanity’s first-ever mission to explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Media are invited to see the spacecraft and learn about the mission from noon to 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept.
A presentation on the progress of the Materials Genome Initiative.
NASA is funding the future of materials development through not only research, but also through education by training future engineers and researchers in the field of computation, manufacturing, material synthesis, and testing.