Space & Astronomy News

04/04/2014 | Space | 341
ATK’s (NYSE: ATK) booster avionics, which serve as the central nervous system for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) powerful twin solid rockets, are moving toward...
04/04/2014 | Space | 418
The new large antenna (12.3m x 0.9m) of the environmental satellite Sentinel-1A´s radar instrument, developed by Airbus Defence and Space, has successfully unfolded and locked...
NASA Hubble Team Finds Monster 04/04/2014 | Space | 766
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has weighed the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant universe, catalogued as ACT-CL J0102-4915, and found it definitely lives up...
04/04/2014 | Space | 549
The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward...
04/03/2014 | Space | 337
The next Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is ready for liftoff April 3 from Space Launch Complex 3...
04/02/2014 | Space | 344
NASA issued a Request for Information (RFI) Monday soliciting potential partners interested in using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft for scientific investigations...
U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin Full Production Contracts For Next Two GPS III Satellites 04/01/2014 | Space | 452
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] more than $245 million in contract options to complete production of its seventh and eighth next-generation...
04/01/2014 | Space | 740
NASA's commercial space partners continue to meet milestones under agreements with the agency's Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as they move forward in their development of...
Boeing wins contract to design DARPA Airborne Satellite Launch Vehicle 03/31/2014 | Space | 184
What Boeing vehicle would hitch a ride on an F-15E, drop from the aircraft, fire its engines and deploy microsatellites into space? It’s a new satellite...
03/31/2014 | Space | 306
B/E Aerospace, Inc. (Nasdaq:BEAV), the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and the world’s leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables, and logistics...
Airbus Defence and Space signs ESA contract for high-precision Earth observation instrument 03/28/2014 | Space | 611
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, will be the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) prime contractor for the development and construction of...
03/27/2014 | Space | 368
NASA achieved a major milestone this month in its effort to transform the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida into a multi-user spaceport by successfully...
03/26/2014 | Space | 674
Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in...
Launch of the first Sentinel satellite 03/26/2014 | Space | 279
The first satellite of Europe’s Copernicus programme is set for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 3 April at 21:02 GMT (23:02...
03/26/2014 | Space | 461
Building on the success of NASA's commercial spaceflight initiatives, agency officials announced Monday plans to solicit proposals from U.S. private enterprises for unfunded partnerships to...
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