Atlas V back to game !

Lack of compliance between Senator (Arizona-R) John McCain and his Party resulted in conflict involving both military and ULA.  This time situation is better for ULA and Department of Defense waiting to new remote sensing satellites which should be launched on atop of Atlas V rocket. Congress decided to let ULA finalize order placed in Energomash for next twenty RD-180 […]

No surprise – report of U.S. – China Economic and Security Review Commission

USCC annual report for 2015 was given to public. There is no surprise – China is strengthening position in space race, Commission is showing the way to keep U.S. supremacy. Report was announced on 18 November 2015 and consist precision description of Chinese space military with possible ways of further development. In spite of fact, that […]

The U.S. House of Representatives gave green light – H.R. 2262, the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act changed !

Commercial sector of space industry could breathe a sigh of relief. House of Representatives accepted amended version of H.R. 2262, the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act after short discussion, which was a reflection of last discussions from May 2015. It is well known that space exploration and space travels are still in its infancy. Especially commercial manned missions, which […]

SLS going strong – NASA budget for Space Launch System increased !

NASA announced on 4th November 2015, that SLS budget for 2016 will be increased from $1.695 billion even to $1.9 billion.  Good news is always welcomed, but information about increasing research budget is splendid. One of most significant element of NASA strategy of development (especially if Mars missions are considered) was creating new rocket able to lift […]