Posts Tagged ‘CCP’

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SpaceX and Boeing in home stretch for Commercial Crew readiness


With just one year to go until the scheduled completion of all uncrewed and crewed test flights for SpaceX and Boeing’s commercial crew transportation services, the NASA Advisory…

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On Atlantis’ anniversary, USA’s future space fleet closing in on maiden flights


The long-awaited return of American astronauts launching on US spacecraft, a capability last seen when Atlantis closed out the Shuttle Program in 2011, is set to return next…

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Starliner meets milestones as ULA switches Atlas booster for maiden flight


As Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crew transportation vehicle for NASA continues to meet its processing milestones at the Kennedy Space Center and various test sites around the country, United…

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Commercial Crew providers making “significant progress” toward first flights


As the mid-way point of 2017 arrives, both of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program service providers are making significant progress toward the first uncrewed test flights of their Dragon…

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Commercial Crew on tight but achievable timeline for crewed flights in 2018


The long and arduous process of achieving commercial crew transportation services to space is closing in on an important milestone.  At a recent update to the NASA Advisory…

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Chute tests for Starliner as ASAP worry about RD-180 certification


Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is progressing through a series of parachute drop tests, refining the technology for returning the spacecraft back home safely. However, NASA’s safety advisory body has…

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Commercial rotation plans firming up as US Segment crew to increase early


With Dragon now returned to flight and safely berthed to the ISS, time is ticking closer to the start of commercial crew transportation services to the station. In…

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NASA classes MMOD as primary threat to commercial crew vehicles


NASA has claimed the threat of MicroMeteoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) – small pieces of space debris capable of punching bullet hole wounds into spacecraft – is the…

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Pad hardware changes preview new era for Space Coast


Ongoing work at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral is continuing to lay the groundwork to once again launch American astronauts from home soil. While the huge…

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NASA positive over synergistic approach for Dream Chaser goals


SNC’s Dream Chaser crew vehicle is preparing for another California adventure, highlighted by a second free flight, approach and landing test in December. Although she was rejected by…

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SpaceX discusses progress toward human missions of Dragon/Falcon 9


While continuing to impress even themselves with their ability to successfully propulsively land Falcon 9 first stages on land and in the ocean, SpaceX is continuing to progress…

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Second Starliner at KSC as Boeing outlines progress at Space Tech Expo


As construction on the second CST-100 Starliner for Boeing’s Commercial Crew Transportation initiative continues in the Commercial Crew and Cargo Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center, Boeing…

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Starliner’s first complete hull mated at Kennedy; crew launch delayed to 2018


Boeing has completed a major milestone in their drive to help NASA regain domestic access to space with the mating of two critical portions of their CST-100 Starliner…

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Atlas V and Starliner to conduct dry tests ahead of launch


Boeing and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are continuing preparations ahead of Atlas V launches with the Starliner spacecraft. Formerly known as the CST-100, the spacecraft is scheduled to…

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Boeing and NASA progress through critical CST-100 Starliner milestones


Boeing is making impressive strides on a series of tests and technical verifications for their CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. With Boeing and NASA now working through a Test and Verification Control…

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CST-100 named Starliner; Boeing reveals processing facility at Kennedy


Boeing has officially revealed the name for its CST-100 capsule that will ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The capsule, Starliner, will…

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Boeing’s CST-100: Progress to Commercial Crew and funding uncertainties


Boeing has successfully completed numerous critical milestones in the first half of 2015 for their CST-100 capsule and commercial crew launch services plan for NASA as the aerospace company continues on its intricate…

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Suffredini leaves NASA – $490m heads to Roscosmos


The International Space Station (ISS) Program has named Kirk Shireman as its new manager, following the departure of Mike Suffredini. The news came hours after NASA administrator Charlie Bolden…

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ASAP on board with Commercial Crew’s diversified portfolio


NASA’s key advisory body has heaped praise on the Agency’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP), claiming the “diversified portfolio” of its two major partners will satisfy the requirements of…

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NASA evaluating CCP Loss Of Crew and Mishap procedures


NASA’s transition from the Space Shuttle to the commercial crew vehicles will dramatically improve crew safety parameters relating to the transportation of astronauts to the International Space Station…