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NASA Astronauts Flying Aboard Crew Dragon

NASA Astronauts Flying Aboard Crew Dragon | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it
On Friday, August 3, 2018, NASA announced the first four astronauts who will launch aboard Crew Dragon (also known as Dragon 2) to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which will return human spaceflight capability to the United States for the first time since the Space Shuttle Program was retired in 2011.
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Boeing: NASA Names First Starliner Crews.

NASA introduced the astronauts to pilot the Boeing Starliner
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Es’hail-2 Mission

SpaceX is targeting launch of the Es’hail-2 satellite on Thursday, November 15 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida
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Making money from space junk - TMRO:Space Orbit 11.36

Astroscale COO, Chris Blackerby, chats about the money to be made from space junk, and how we can leverage these space resources for the benefit of all.

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Commercial Space Stations: Bigelow Aerospace & Axiom Space

Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/neoscribe Awesome Merchandise: https://sfsf.shop/support-neoscribe/ Orion Span Video
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Falcon Heavy Animation

When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 6
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TMRO:Space - A look at ISS Above | Orbit 10.19

Liam Kennedy, the creator of ISSAbove joins us on-station to talk about how simply knowing when to look up can have a huge impact on our ability to inspire

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SpaceX launches fourth Global Xpress satellite on expendable Falcon 9 - SpaceNews.com

SpaceX launches fourth Global Xpress satellite on expendable Falcon 9 - SpaceNews.com | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it
SpaceX launched the last of telecom satellite operator Inmarsat’s first-generation Global Xpress satellites May 15 on a mission where SpaceX did not attempt to recover the Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage.
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Technical glitch scrubs Falcon 9 launch from historic pad | SpaceNews.com

Technical glitch scrubs Falcon 9 launch from historic pad | SpaceNews.com | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

The first launch by SpaceX from a historic KSC launch pad here scrubbed Feb. 18 by a technical problem with the Falcon 9 rocket.

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Concern with steering mechanism scrubs Falcon 9 launch | Spaceflight Now

Concern with steering mechanism scrubs Falcon 9 launch | Spaceflight Now | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it



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SpaceX sets Dec. 16 for first flight since launch pad explosion | Spaceflight Now

SpaceX sets Dec. 16 for first flight since launch pad explosion | Spaceflight Now | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

The first 10 satellites in Iridium’s next-generation mobile voice and data network could head into orbit from California as soon as Dec. 16 on SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 flight since a booster exploded on its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in September, grounding the commercial launcher more than three months.

Iridium said Thursday that the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is scheduled for Dec. 16 at 12:36 p.m. PST (3:36 p.m. EST; 2036 GMT), pending regulatory approval from the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency responsible for overseeing commercial space launches.

SpaceX has not launched a rocket since a Falcon 9 exploded during a prelaunch test at Cape Canaveral on Sept. 1, destroying the launcher and the Israeli-owned Amos 6 communications satellite on-board, and damaging the company’s primary East Coast launch facility.

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Orbital ATK to develop ‘tipping point’ orbital assembly technologies

Orbital ATK to develop ‘tipping point’ orbital assembly technologies | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

Orbital ATK is developing Commercial Infrastructure for Robotic Assembly and Services (CIRAS), a set of in-space hardware assembly technologies, under the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate’s (STMD) “tipping point” program. This public-private partnership will focus on capabilities needed for future human and robotic exploration missions.

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Trump names insider to lead NASA transition | SpaceNews.com

Trump names insider to lead NASA transition | SpaceNews.com | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump has named a congressional staffer and former NASA official to the “landing team” overseeing transition planning for the space agency.

In a Nov. 29 statement, the office of President-elect Trump announced that Chris Shank will serve on the landing team for NASA, the first individual named to date to handle transition issues for the space agency. The selection came after the transition team selected several dozen other people to serve on landing teams for cabinet-level departments and other agencies.

Shank has extensive experience with NASA, both working in the agency itself as well as on Capitol Hill. He joins the transition team after serving as policy director for the House Science Committee and, before that, as deputy chief of staff for Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), the chairman of the committee. Shank also served on the committee’s staff from 2001 to 2005.

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Landing on Mars as we look back to the Moon - Orbit 11.47

Guest Conrad Pires from @picosatsystems joins us live to talk about the next evolution of miniaturized satellites: Pico Sats. In Space Nerd News this wee
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Boeing: Building a Spaceship

Boeing's Commercial Crew team readies their first spaceworthy CST-100 Starliner for final preflight testing.
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SAOCOM 1A Mission

SAOCOM 1A Mission | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it
On Sunday, October 7 at 7:21 p.m. PDT, SpaceX successfully launched the SAOCOM 1A satellite from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The satellite was deployed about 12 minutes after liftoff.
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First Private Passenger on Lunar BFR Mission

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle.

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SpaceX launch Falcon Heavy: watch live

The world’s most powerful new space rocket blasted into the heavens above Florida’s east coast on Tuesday afternoon on a trailblazing deep-space missio
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Space X Falcon 9 CRS-11 ISS Resupply Ship Dragon - Launch And Landing - Full Hosted Webcast

Space X Falcon 9 CRS-11 ISS Resupply Ship Dragon - Launch And Landing - Full Hosted Webcast.

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Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 Launch Webcast

SpaceX is targeting the launch of an Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX did not attempt to land Falcon 9’s first stage after launch due to mission requirements.

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Blue Origin suffers BE-4 testing mishap | SpaceNews.com

Blue Origin suffers BE-4 testing mishap | SpaceNews.com | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

Blue Origin said May 14 it suffered a setback in the development of its BE-4 engine with the loss of a key hardware component in a recent test.

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Falcon 9 lifts off on first mission from Kennedy Space Center pad | SpaceNews.com

Falcon 9 lifts off on first mission from Kennedy Space Center pad | SpaceNews.com | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

A SpaceX Falcon 9 lifted off for the first time from a launch site at KSC previously used by Apollo and shuttle missions, Feb. 20.

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Second SpaceShipTwo performs first glide flight | SpaceNews.com

Second SpaceShipTwo performs first glide flight | SpaceNews.com | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic’s second SpaceShipTwo performed its first free flight Dec. 3, a glide test that begins the next phase in testing of the commercial suborbital spaceplane.

SpaceShipTwo, named VSS Unity, and its carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo, took off from the Mojave Air and Space Port in California at about 9:50 a.m. Eastern. The spaceplane separated from WhiteKnightTwo at 10:40 a.m. Eastern, gliding back to a runway landing in Mojave ten minutes later, according to updates provided by the company.

At the controls of SpaceShipTwo were David Mackay, Virgin Galactic’s chief pilot, and Mark Stucky, a former Scaled Composites pilot who flew a number of test fights of the first SpaceShipTwo before joining Virgin Galactic in 2015.

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DigitalGlobe releases first photo from WorldView-4 | SpaceNews.com

DigitalGlobe releases first photo from WorldView-4 | SpaceNews.com | The NewSpace Daily | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON – DigitalGlobe has released the first picture from its latest high resolution commercial imaging satellite, launched three weeks ago.

The photo, taken Nov. 26 according to statements from DigitalGlobe and camera provider Harris Corp., showcases WorldView-4’s imaging capabilities with a picture of the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo, site of the 1964 Summer Olympics and future home of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The latest satellite provides breathing room for DigitalGlobe to provide coveted 30-centimeter imagery to commercial customers that couldn’t obtain such imagery from the company’s WorldView-3 satellite because of prioritized pre-purchased imaging for the U.S. National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

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Orbital ATK to Develop Critical Technology for In-Orbit Assembly Through Public-Private Partnership with NASA

Dulles, Virginia 29 November 2016 – Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that it has begun a public-private partnership with NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) to establish a Commercial Infrastructure for Robotic Assembly and Services (CIRAS) in space. The CIRAS program will advance key technologies for in-orbit manufacturing and assembly of large space structures that will help the agency meet its goals for robotic and human exploration of the solar system.

“Orbital ATK, and our Space Logistics, LLC, subsidiary are pioneering the future of commercial space technology,” said Frank Culbertson, Orbital ATK Space Systems Group President. “Through this partnership and the first phase of the contract award, we will demonstrate our space logistics capabilities with new robotics technology. Our CIRAS team will create technologies that will advance the nation’s capability for building the framework needed for NASA’s journey to Mars, as well as shape the future of commercial space infrastructure.”

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