Posts Tagged ‘SEP’

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Aerojet Rocketdyne tasked with NASA’s Advanced SEP system development


As part of its initiative to advance exploration in the solar system, NASA has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract for two crucial elements of an Advanced Electric Propulsion…

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NASA awards contracts for deep-space advanced propulsion systems


NASA has awarded contracts to three American propulsion companies to aid the U.S. federal space agency with the development of advanced deep-space Electric Propulsion systems – including VASIMR…

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Asteroid Redirect Mission to lay the technology foundations for deep space


In the face of political uncertainty and public apathy, NASA is beginning to push the case for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The points of the Agency’s latest overview…

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Captured Asteroid mission – Redefining EM-2 for the bold challenge


NASA administrator Charlie Bolden has officially announced an ambitious mission to send a crew to a captured asteroid as early as 2021. Mission planning is scheduled to begin…

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Boeing outlines new modules/technologies for Near Earth Asteroid missions


As NASA continues the early development phase of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, contract companies of the U.S. space agency continue their push for new and innovative…

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Aerojet cite Solar Electric Propulsion as an enabler for an Exploration Gateway


Aerojet – famous for being a key element of numerous launch vehicle and satellite propulsion systems – believe their Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) technology can be positively applied…

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SLS Exploration Roadmap evaluations provide clues for human Mars missions


As NASA managers continue to work through the evaluations into an exploration roadmap for the agency, the end goal of sending humans to Mars is starting to show…