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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.


MAVEN takes selfie to mark four years in orbit at Mars

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft went into orbit around Mars four years ago this month.


Mattel, Inc. releases Dream Chaser® Spacecraft Matchbox toy

America’s next generation spaceplane will soon be available in stores. Mattel, Inc. toymaker is releasing a Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Dream Chaser spacecraft Matchbox® toy, which will be sold in stores starting in September.


Ball Aerospace receives exclusive license to build Geiger-mode LIDAR cameras for defense and aerospace industries

Ball Aerospace has signed an exclusive license agreement to be the sole manufacturer of the Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode (GmAPD) light detection and ranging (LIDAR) cameras for the defense and aerospace industries.


Boeing HorizonX Ventures invests in BridgeSat to advance satellite communications

Investment supports faster, more reliable space-based optical connectivity.