Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are leading a new $15 million, multi-partner institute with NASA over the next five years to improve entry, descent and landing technologies for exploring other planets.
Crewed Dream Chaser® Spaceplane to Shuttle Private Astronauts
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, was awarded a contract for a program supporting NASA’s water-hunting robot mission to the moon.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) invites the media to an exclusive virtual press conference to reveal its vision for an integrated, free-flying commercial space station, building on key elements of the LIFE™ habitat and Dream Chaser® spaceplane design. SNC will also detail space travel and destination opportunities critical to the commercialization of low-Earth orbit (LEO).
Astroscale Holdings Inc. (“Astroscale”), the market leader in satellite servicing and long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, will launch its End-of-Life Services by Astroscale demonstration (ELSA-d) mission from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday, March 20, at 6:07 am (UTC). ELSA-d will launch on a Soyuz rocket operated by GK Launch Services.
Ball Aerospace, partnered with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, successfully completed the critical design review of the Wide Field Instrument (WFI), which will be the primary science instrument on NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, formerly known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
The mission, called GLIDE, will help researchers understand Earth’s exosphere.
The Metro Denver EDC is disheartened to learn that President Trump is ordering the relocation of U.S. Space Command from Colorado to Alabama in his final days in office. Departing its existing headquarters and established infrastructure in Colorado, which is served by the largest concentration of private aerospace workers in the U.S., this move is projected to take up to six years at enormous additional cost to the U.S. taxpayer.
Ozmens’ SNC Selected for NASA Tipping Point Contract for its Groundbreaking Technology to Produce Oxygen on the Moon
Oxygen production capabilities would reduce launch costs for lunar missions and unlock the Moon as springboard to Mars and beyond.
The University of Colorado Boulder and Lockheed Martin will soon lead a new space mission to capture the first-ever closeup look at a mysterious class of solar system objects: binary asteroids.