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NASA's LDSD Project to Fly Rocket-Powered, Saucer-Shaped Test Vehicle

NASA's LDSD Project to Fly Rocket-Powered, Saucer-Shaped Test Vehicle

NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will fly a rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space next week from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. Several events are planned for reporters who would like to cover this unique space technology engineering test flight. [More]
MULTIROTOR Service Drone Features Redundant Flight Control and Aerial Geo-Survey

MULTIROTOR Service Drone Features Redundant Flight Control and Aerial Geo-Survey

MULTIROTOR service-drone extends its market lead at the upper end of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) technology with fully redundant flight control option and aerial geo-survey with 1 mm ground resolution and accuracy of 4-6 mm. [More]
Aerojet Rocketdyne to Provide RL10C-1 Production Engines for Revolutionary Commercial Air-launch System

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Provide RL10C-1 Production Engines for Revolutionary Commercial Air-launch System

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, has received a contract from Stratolaunch Systems Corporation (SSC) to provide six RL10C-1 production engines, with an option to provide an additional six RL10C-1 production engines at a later date, for the third stage of a revolutionary commercial air-launch system. [More]
Three European Aeronautical Companies Join to Develop Advanced European UAS

Three European Aeronautical Companies Join to Develop Advanced European UAS

Europe's Industry is ready to develop a next generation advanced European Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). After their call for the development of a European drone at last year's Paris Airshow, the three most relevant European aeronautical companies have now agreed on further details for a joint approach. [More]
Raytheon and the U.S. Army Complete Initial Operational Test for Excalibur Ib

Raytheon and the U.S. Army Complete Initial Operational Test for Excalibur Ib

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Army completed Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for Excalibur Ib during a series of successful tests. This milestone moves the program one step closer to full rate production. During IOT&E, artillerymen from Fort Riley's 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery fired numerous Excalibur Ib rounds, scoring several target hits and averaging less than two meters miss distance. [More]
NASA and Partners to Begin Construction on New Mars Lander

NASA and Partners to Begin Construction on New Mars Lander

NASA and its international partners now have the go-ahead to begin construction on a new Mars lander after it completed a successful Mission Critical Design Review on Friday. [More]
NASA Begins New Landing Site Search for Next Mars Rover

NASA Begins New Landing Site Search for Next Mars Rover

With two rovers currently operating on Mars, NASA has begun the search for where its next Mars rover will go. And a lot is riding on the site selection because this rover, unlike previous ones, will collect and store samples of rock and soil for eventual return to Earth. [More]
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Successfully Completes Customer Acceptance Flight Testing

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Successfully Completes Customer Acceptance Flight Testing

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has successfully completed customer acceptance flight testing for one of the Company's newest unmanned aerial drone systems platforms. [More]
NASA Television to Provide Live Coverage of Departure of SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

NASA Television to Provide Live Coverage of Departure of SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft

NASA Television will provide live coverage of the departure of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft from the International Space Station beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday, May 18. After leaving the space station, the capsule will splashdown in the Pacific Ocean carrying more than 3,500 pounds of NASA science samples and cargo. [More]
The Lockheed Martin Kestrel™ Autopilot to be Sold Internationally

The Lockheed Martin Kestrel™ Autopilot to be Sold Internationally

The Lockheed Martin Kestrel™ autopilot has received its commodity jurisdiction, allowing for quick, affordable deployments for international markets. The Kestrel autopilot and a version of the vertical takeoff and lift Indago system are no longer restricted by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and they are now controlled under the Export Administration Regulations. [More]