Space

Acroamatics Launches Data Display, Analysis, and System Operations Software Suite

Acroamatics Launches Data Display, Analysis, and System Operations Software Suite

Joy Finnegan

Acroamatics, Inc., a Delta Information Systems Company, announced Acroamatics’ Display and Analysis Tool (ADAT) they say offers superior data display, analysis and system operations tools in a powerful operating system-independent software package that provides an extensible environment for setup and control of all Acroamatics’ Telemetry Data Processing (TDP) systems. The company boasts ease of set-up…

Dozens of Satellites Launched into Orbit by SpaceX

Joy Finnegan

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 143 satellites was launched successfully into space Sunday, January 24, 2021 by SpaceX. This constitutes a record number of satellites launched at one time by a single rocket. The Transporter 1 Mission broke the previous record of 104 satellites launched at once in 2017. SpaceX has been focusing on shared…

SpaceX Successfully Sends Starlink Satellites

Joy Finnegan

On Wednesday, January 20 at 8:02 a.m. EST, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites to orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center, completing the seventeenth Starlink mission. The Falcon 9 rocket, a workhorse for the company, had a successful and on-time liftoff from the space center – the first Starlink launch of 2021.

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launched

Joy Finnegan

California-based satellite launch group, Virgin Orbit, confirmed that its LauncherOne rocket reached space during the company’s second launch demonstration recently, successfully deploying 10 payloads for NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP). Virgin Orbit’s novel launch system uses a technique called air launch, in which a rocket is launched from under the wing of a jet aircraft,…

FAA Issues Commercial Space Reentry Site Operator License to Space Florida

Joy Finnegan

After completing an assessment of potential environmental impacts, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Space Florida’s application for a commercial space Reentry Site Operator License (RSOL) at the Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) in Titusville, Fla. The FAA determined that no significant environmental impacts would result from operations at the site. The license, which was issued…

Lockheed Martin-Built Orion Spacecraft is Ready for Moon Mission

Joy Finnegan

NASA’s Orion spacecraft is ready for its mission to the Moon. Lockheed Martin has completed assembly and testing of the Orion Artemis I spacecraft and has transferred possession to NASA’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) team today. Assembled at Kennedy Space Center, the EGS team will then perform final preparations on the spacecraft for its mission to the…

Arthur D. Little Partners with European Space Agency to Deliver Multiple SatCom Studies

Joy Finnegan

Arthur D. Little (ADL) has been awarded multiple high impact projects by the European Space Agency (ESA) to help identify the most promising services for next generation satellite communication (SatCom) infrastructure. ADL will conduct a consultation process with members of the transport, energy, infrastructure and media industries, plus stakeholders in law enforcement and emergency services,…

NASA Explores Upper Limits of Global Navigation Systems for Artemis

Joy Finnegan

The Artemis generation of lunar explorers will establish a sustained human presence on the Moon, prospecting for resources, making revolutionary discoveries, and proving technologies key to future deep space exploration. To support these ambitions, NASA navigation engineers from the Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) program are developing a navigation architecture that will provide accurate and…

NASA to Air Departure of Upgraded SpaceX Cargo Dragon from Space Station

Joy Finnegan

The SpaceX Dragon that arrived to the International Space Station on the company’s 21st resupply services mission for NASA is scheduled to depart on Monday, Jan. 11, loaded with 5,200 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo. NASA Television and the agency’s website will broadcast its departure live beginning at 9 a.m. EST. The upgraded…

NASA Approves Heliophysics Missions to Explore Sun, Earth’s Aurora

Joy Finnegan

NASA has approved two heliophysics missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth. Together, NASA’s contribution to the Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope Epsilon Mission, or EUVST, and the Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer, or EZIE, will help us understand the Sun and Earth as an interconnected system. NASA says…

Record Year for FAA Commercial Space Activity

Joy Finnegan

A record number of launches, new streamlined launch and reentry licensing regulations, and a historic licensed crewed mission are some of the noteworthy commercial space transportation achievements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2020. The FAA will build on these accomplishments in the coming year. “This record-setting year in launches, and the new streamlined…

Houston Spaceport Slated to Become Home to the World’s First Commercial Space Station Builder

Joy Finnegan

Houston Spaceport, the nation’s 10th commercially licensed Spaceport, will be home to the world’s first commercial space station builder, Axiom Space. The aerospace company announced plans to create a 14-acre headquarters campus to train private astronauts and begin production of its Axiom Station—the world’s first free-flying, internationally available private space station that will serve as humanity’s…

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