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Major Advance for Skylon Spaceplane (Video)

Major Advance for Skylon Spaceplane (Video) | New Space | Scoop.it
“The Biggest Breakthrough in Propulsion Since the Jet Engine.”
OXFORDSHIRE, U.K. — Reaction Engines Ltd. has announced what they characterize as “the biggest breakthrough in aerospace propulsion technology since the invention of the jet engine”.
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SLS Launch Director outlines the NASA’s big rocket countdown plan | NASASpaceFlight.com

SLS Launch Director outlines the NASA’s big rocket countdown plan | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
With just over two years to go until the rocket's maiden launch, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, NASA's launch director for the first Space Launch System (SLS)
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When the SLS launches for the first time, this is what the launch countdown will be like.
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SpaceX Midnight Launch Carrying Crucial Docking Port and Science to ISS Set for July 18, Plus Loud Land Landing - Watch Live - Universe Today

SpaceX Midnight Launch Carrying Crucial Docking Port and Science to ISS Set for July 18, Plus Loud Land Landing - Watch Live - Universe Today | New Space | Scoop.it
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - The outlook is outstanding for a dramatic midnight blastoff of the next SpaceX commercial cargo Dragon jam packed with some 5000 pounds of critical payloads and research supplies for NASA and heading to the space station...
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SpaceX launch to ISS to carry docking adapter for visiting manned spacecraft.
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Next Antares Flight to ISS Now NET Aug. 22 at Parabolic Arc

Next Antares Flight to ISS Now NET Aug. 22 at Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
Space Tourism … and Much More
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Orbital-ATK Antares to lift Cygnus spacecraft to ISS in August.
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XCOR Signs MOU With Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport, Orbital Access at Parabolic Arc

XCOR Signs MOU With Glasgow Prestwick Spaceport, Orbital Access at Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
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XCOR agrees to launch Lynx spacecraft from Scotland, despite the fact that development of the craft has been put on the back burner.
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MoonEx Moves To LC 17 & 18 - NASA Watch

MoonEx Moves To LC 17 & 18 - NASA Watch | New Space | Scoop.it
Moon Express Announces New Home at Historic Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complexes 17 & 18 "Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Air Force 45th Wing to license the historic Space Launch...
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Moon Express moves to new digs at Cape Canaveral
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Getting to Upmass: A Dragon’s Tale at Parabolic Arc

Getting to Upmass: A Dragon’s Tale at Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
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SpaceX has had problems meeting contract committments for upmass to the ISSl
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Next Big Future: Reaction Engines secures €10 million funding to enable development of SABRE demonstrator engine

Next Big Future: Reaction Engines secures €10 million funding to enable development of SABRE demonstrator engine | New Space | Scoop.it
Reaction Engines Ltd. announces today the signing of a €10m Development Contract with the European Space Agency, finalizing the UK Government’s £60m commitment.
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SABRE engine receives last piece of promised funding and will now build a demonstrator engine.
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SLS Mission Trajectory – Mike Sarafin outlines the ride uphill for EM-1 | NASASpaceFlight.com

SLS Mission Trajectory – Mike Sarafin outlines the ride uphill for EM-1 | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
NASA managers are closing in on a mission trajectory plan for the new Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that is set to debut in 2018. Mike Sarafin, NASA's
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This is what Orion's mission around the moon will be like in 2018.
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Astronomy and Space News - Astro Watch: China Completes Installation of World's Largest Telescope

Astronomy and Space News - Astro Watch: China Completes Installation of World's Largest Telescope | New Space | Scoop.it
Installation was completed on the world's largest radio telescope on Sunday morning as the last of 4,450 panels was fitted into the center of the big dish.
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The Next Space Race: Farming Solar Power in the Cosmos

The Next Space Race: Farming Solar Power in the Cosmos | New Space | Scoop.it
Scientists are making the big push to send electricity to Earthlings from the final frontier.
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Work on space solar power continues to beckon.
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87 people laid off from United Launch Alliance in Colorado as company shrinks to compete

87 people laid off from United Launch Alliance in Colorado as company shrinks to compete | New Space | Scoop.it
United Launch Alliance on Thursday laid off 87 people in Colorado as part of a broader workforce reduction announced earlier this year.
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ULA is cutting the fat in an attempt to compete with SpaceX for launch business.
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Enters Talks with the United Nations on a Dedicated Dream Chaser Spacecraft Mission

Sierra Nevada Corporation Enters Talks with the United Nations on a Dedicated Dream Chaser Spacecraft Mission - SpaceRef
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Sierra Nevada wants to give UN member countries cheap access to space with its Dream Chaser reusable spacecraft.
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Next Big Future: Spacecoach concept is to use urine and gas as propellent for electric engine propulsion for long duration space missions to reduce mass by 20 times

Next Big Future: Spacecoach concept is to use urine and gas as propellent for electric engine propulsion for long duration space missions to reduce mass by 20 times | New Space | Scoop.it
On an 800 day space mission, astronauts would need 24 tons for six people for consumables (water, oxygen and food). McConnell and Alex Tolley have an idea is to deploy electric engines that use reclaimed water and waste gases to do the job.
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Spacecoarch idea of using recycled water for fuel makes Mars journey much cheaper.
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SpaceX seeks approval for two additional landing pads on Space Coast

SpaceX seeks approval for two additional landing pads on Space Coast | New Space | Scoop.it
SpaceX seeking approval for two more landing pads on its complex on Florida's Space Coast
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In preparation for the first launch of Falcon Heavy, SpaceX requests permission to land three spent first stages at once at Cape Canaveral.
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Next Big Future: Spacex will launch fully automated docking ring to space station

Next Big Future: Spacex will launch fully automated docking ring to space station | New Space | Scoop.it
A metallic ring big enough for astronauts and cargo to fit through is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in July as part of the cargo aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft loaded with materials for the orbiting laboratory and its...
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To send astronauts to ISS from American soil requires a new docking adapter that will be flown up on a Dragon Sunday night.
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Next Big Future: New Dwarf Planet Beyond Neptune

Next Big Future: New Dwarf Planet Beyond Neptune | New Space | Scoop.it
https://t.co/p85J99eyky #astronomy #planets #kuiperbelt
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New dwarf planet ranges far from the sun.
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Next Big Future: Reaction Engines, making hypersonic planes and space launch, has established a US subsidiary to lead engagement with US government

Next Big Future: Reaction Engines, making hypersonic planes and space launch, has established a US subsidiary to lead engagement with US government | New Space | Scoop.it
Reaction Engines has also established a new US-based subsidiary, Reaction Engines Inc. to support the expansion of the company’s development efforts and lead engagement with potential US government and industry partners.
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Reaction Engines establishes a US office
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Orbital ATK order nine additional Cygnus PCMs for ISS CRS missions | NASASpaceFlight.com

Orbital ATK order nine additional Cygnus PCMs for ISS CRS missions | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
The role of the Cygnus spacecraft in resupply missions to the International Space Station (ISS) saw its long term future gain a boost on Monday, with a contract
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Orbital ATK orders nine more pressure vessels from European supplier.
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Space, the final frontier: The Space Review: Two SLS to Jupiter: The motivations and ramifications of the Europa mission’s launch vehicle mandate

The Space Review: Two SLS to Jupiter: The motivations and ramifications of the Europa mission’s launch vehicle… https://t.co/XWJViNXEnq
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Congress directs NASA to send two missions to Europa, using SLS launch vehicles.
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Dream Chaser prepares for next free flight, ISS resupply aims | NASASpaceFlight.com

Dream Chaser prepares for next free flight, ISS resupply aims | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has successfully concluded the first of its CRS2 contract milestones, as it pushes towards missions - via the cargo version of
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Dream Chaser passes first contract milestone for ISS resupply.
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NASA negotiates cheaper mission prices after last year's SpaceX failure

NASA negotiates cheaper mission prices after last year's SpaceX failure | New Space | Scoop.it
NASA negotiated discounted mission prices with SpaceX after one of the Hawthorne, Calif., company's rockets broke apart last June while laden with supplies for the International Space Station, according to a report by th
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NASA negotiates discounts on future Falcon 9 rides to compensate for failed CRS-7 launch.
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Planetary Resources - The Market Problem and Radical Solution

Planetary Resources - The Market Problem and Radical Solution | New Space | Scoop.it
Why prospecting and staking claim on asteroids drives economic growth into the Solar System. Full Blog Post
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Follow the water.
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IG Criticizes NASA’s Decision to Allow SpaceX, Orbital ATK to Conduct Own Accident Investigations at Parabolic Arc

IG Criticizes NASA’s Decision to Allow SpaceX, Orbital ATK to Conduct Own Accident Investigations at Parabolic Arc | New Space | Scoop.it
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Inspector General report criticizes lack on independence in investigations of launch vehicle failures by SpaceX and Orbital ATK.
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Virgin Galactic preparing for busy LauncherOne future | NASASpaceFlight.com

Virgin Galactic preparing for busy LauncherOne future | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
While Virgin Galactic prepare to restart test operations with its SpaceShipTwo vehicle, the company has revealed an ambitious future for its LauncherOne system
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Virgin Galactic is pivoting to emphasize the commercial small satellite market, while continuing work on SpaceShipTwo for the space tourist market.
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QM-2: Orbital ATK fires up SLS booster for final qualification test | NASASpaceFlight.com

QM-2: Orbital ATK fires up SLS booster for final qualification test | NASASpaceFlight.com | New Space | Scoop.it
Orbital ATK and NASA have conducted the last planned full-scale Space Launch System (SLS) solid rocket booster test firing prior to the first SLS launch in
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Orbital ATK conducts final ground test of SLS SRB
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