Posts Tagged ‘EELV’

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SpaceX and ULA go toe-to-toe over EELV contracts


In what was one of the most fascinating hearings in years, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and United Launch Alliance (ULA) boss Michael Gass faced off against each other…

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SLS interest in DoD launch market and Secondary Payloads potential


The Space Launch System (SLS) teams are looking into the potential of finding extra roles for the vehicle, in addition to – or in tandem with – the…

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SpaceX ready to compete in the EELV launch market via Air Force agreement


Often cited as a highly contentious issue by SpaceX head Elon Musk, the stranglehold on the US Air Force market appears to be loosening, following a Memorandum of…

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ULA claim gap reducing solution via EELV exploration master plan


The United Launch Alliance (ULA) have created an expansive plan to utilize the Atlas and Delta Launch Vehicle families to provide the United States with an architecture that…

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Study finds EELV capable of Orion role – Griffin claims alternatives are fiction


A study by the Aerospace Corporation, conducted at the request of NASA to disprove the viability of an option to switch Orion to an alternative Evolved Expendable Launch…

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Ares/Orion slipping up to 18 months – Shuttle extension gains upper hand


NASA’s Constellation Program (CxP) will conduct a “Content and Schedule” summit meeting in the next few months, after it was evaluated their current schedules are “broken”. The meeting…

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Extra NASA funds: An initial step towards gap reduction options/extension


US lawmakers have agreed on a stimulus package that includes just over $1 billion in additional funds for NASA, to be utilized during 2009 and 2010. While the…