Boeing, NASA Complete Hot Fire Test of Space Launch System Core Stage for Artemis I

NEW DELHI: The cryogenic core stage built by Boeing for NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket completed hot fire testing today at NASA’s Stennis Space Center as part of the SLS rocket’s Green Run test campaign on the B-2 test stand. Data from the test validated the core stage’s successful operation and will be […]

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Thales Alenia Space’s ELiTeBUS and PRIMA Platforms Selected for NASA’s Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV Catalogue

NEW DELHI: Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), was selected onboard NASA’s catalogue, under the On-Ramp feature of the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV (Rapid IV) contract, with two of its center of expertise, Thales Alenia Space in France and Thales Alenia Space in Italy. The platforms selected by NASA […]

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Boeing, NASA Complete Hot Fire Test of Space Launch System Core Stage for Artemis I

NEW DELHI: The cryogenic core stage built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] for NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) rocket completed hot fire testing today at NASA’s Stennis Space Center as part of the SLS rocket’s Green Run test campaign on the B-2 test stand. Data from the test validated the core stage’s successful operation and […]

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Airbus wins ESA contract for three more European Service Modules for NASA’s Orion spacecraft

NEW DELHI: The European Space Agency (ESA) has signed a further contract with Airbus for the construction of three more European Service Modules (ESM) for Orion, the American crewed spacecraft for the Artemis programme. With these additional Service Modules, ESA ensures continuity in NASA’s Artemis programme beyond the three modules which are already under contract […]

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H135 helicopters delivered to support space exploration at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

NEW DELHI: Airbus continues to expand its portfolio of products supporting the future of space exploration with the delivery of two new H135 helicopters to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) from the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. production and completion facility in Columbus, Mississippi. These aircraft, along with a third scheduled for delivery early next […]

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Airbus to keep NASA’s helicopters flying for up to 10 years

NEW DELHI: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has signed a $15million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries […]

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NASA places order for three Airbus H135 helicopters

NEW DELHI: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California. The H135s will be operated out of the […]

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Boeing rolls out first space launch system core stage for delivery to NASA

NEW DELHI: Boeing delivered the core stage of NASA’s first Space Launch System (SLS) deep space exploration rocket, moving it out of the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to the agency’s Pegasus barge. The event marks the first time a completed rocket stage has shipped out of Michoud since the end of the […]

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Boeing proposes ‘fewest steps to the moon’ for NASA’s human lander

NEW DELHI: Boeing said that it has submitted a proposal to NASA for an integrated Human Lander System (HLS) designed to safely take astronauts to the surface of the moon and return them to lunar orbit as part of the Artemis space exploration program. The company’s proposal calls for delivering the lander’s Ascent Element and […]

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