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New Sierra Nevada Corporation satellite to launch

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) new satellite, Space Test Program Satellite #5 (STPSat-5), is scheduled to launch on Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California on Monday, November 19, 2018, creating a new opportunity for scientific research and development for the Department of Defense (DoD).


New Sierra Nevada Corporation satellite to launch (1)

Microsat to support Department of Defense experiments.


United Launch Alliance set to launch AEHF-4 for U.S. Air Force

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket is in final preparations to launch the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Air Force.


New upper stage rocket engine a step closer to reality

Sierra Nevada Corporation and Air Force Research Lab securing contract.


Lockheed Martin selects industry mission payload providers for Next Gen OPIR missile warning system

Key suppliers for “Go Fast” program selected just 45 days from prime contract award.


Lockheed Martin solicits ideas for commercial payloads on Orion spacecraft

Innovative payload opportunity would lay foundation for first commercial lunar operations.


In its final days, Cassini zipped under Saturn's rings, bathed in 'ring rain'

On its last orbits in 2017, the long-running Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn’s rings and its upper atmosphere and bathed in a downpour of dust that astronomers call “ring rain.”


United Launch Alliance building rocket of the future with industry-leading strategic partnerships

ULA Selects Blue Origin advanced booster engine for Vulcan Centaur rocket system.


Dark side of the moon holds clues to early universe

NASA recently picked the Dark Ages Polarimetry Pathfinder (DAPPER) as one of nine small satellite missions that it will study over the next 6 months.


UCAR, NSF sign agreement for NCAR management

The five-year agreement includes the possibility of a five-year extension.