Posts Tagged ‘CCDev’

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ULA to use their experience to build a culture of Atlas V crew safety


With the two of the three Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) funding initiatives awarded to vehicles that will ride on the Atlas V rocket, the United Launch Alliance…

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Dream Chaser aims to use Space Shuttle’s legacy to its advantage


The lifting body concept – made famous by the Space Shuttle and now living on with Dream Chaser – will provide NASA with the necessity of diversity, according…

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NASA CCiCAP funding for SpaceX, Boeing and SNC’s crew vehicles


NASA’s Commercial Crew integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative award winners were announced on Friday, with SpaceX, Boeing and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) all winning agency money to develop their…

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NASA and ULA confirm Atlas V baseline for human rated launches


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have completed a major review into the ability to Human Rate the Atlas V launch vehicle. In cooperation with NASA, ULA engineers conducted…

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KSC All Hands: Spaceport must continue to adapt to NASA changes


Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Director Bob Cabana has stated his world famous spaceport must continue to adapt and respond to Agency changes, although he┬áremains buoyant about the center’s…

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Dream Chaser Nose Landing Gear Skid System ready for landing tests


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have completed another milestone in their Commercial Crew Development (CCDev-2) contract with NASA, by testing the Dream Chaser’s Nose Landing Gear. The system comprises…

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ATK push for US space flight independence via Liberty


While the United States celebrated its Independence Day on Wednesday, the most powerful nation on the planet still finds itself years away from regaining its own domestic crewed…

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Sierra Nevada’s 5-year partnership with NASA – Progress on Dream Chaser


Five years after joining forces with NASA’s Langley Research Center, the Sierra Nevada Corporation continues to narrow its focus on their Dream Chaser spaceplane – a NASA Commercial…

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ASAP insist on NASA certification amid praise for SpaceX success


NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) have written to Administrator Charles Bolden with their latest overview from their recent quarterly meeting, praising the success of SpaceX’s C2+ mission…

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SNC outline Dream Chaser’s Enterprise-style landing test approach


Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser – one of the leading candidates to win the right to launch US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) – is heading…

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Dream Chaser passes PDR, heads towards integrated system testing


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have announced they have “a credible system design which is now approved to proceed towards integrated system testing” after their Dream Chaser Space System…

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ATK announce Liberty KSC test flights, reveal crew spacecraft with MLAS


In a wide-ranging release of information, ATK have announced what is their complete crew transportation system. With the previously announced Liberty launch vehicle as the foundation, the company…

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Boeing’s CST-100 conducts a successful full landing system test


The CST-100 crew transport vehicle successfully conducted its second parachute test this week, safely demonstrating its entire landing system via a 14,000 feet descent on to a dry…

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NASA boss Bolden goes head to head with lawmakers over FY13 budget


Wednesday marked a busy day of political argument between lawmakers and NASA administrator Charlie Bolden, with a notable focus on the battleground of providing required funding for the…

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SpaceX Dragon advancing the Launch Abort System to new heights


SpaceX are continuing to make progress with their NASA commercial crew contract, with the latest milestone involving the firing of their SuperDraco thruster engine, an integrated element of…

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Dream Chaser making impressive progress ahead of CCDev-3


Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) have provided a positive overview on their progress in readying their Dream Chaser spacecraft for commercial crew operations in 2016. A fan favorite –…

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Boeing’s CST-100 leases OPF-3 following NASA agreement with Space Florida


One of NASA’s Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) suitors – Boeing and their CST-100 spacecraft – have signed a 15 year lease to utilize Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF-3) at…

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ASAP want NASA to avoid “going native” with CCP partners – SpaceX Latest


NASA’s Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) have recommended that NASA personnel embedded at commercial companies should be rotated, in order to avoid them “going native”, which they fear…

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Orbital’s Cygnus preparing for the opening salvo to regain US independence


While Russian engineers continue to investigate the failure of their Progress M-12M, which crashed in Eastern Russia on Wednesday, half a world away Orbital welcomed their first pressurized…

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NASA oversight of CCDev-2 Partners reveals progress milestones


NASA’s key Commercial Crew Development (CCDev-2) drive appears to be progressing to plan, as four companies press on with the development of their manned vehicles, with an aim…