NASA Uncovers Its Plans On Having Astronauts Orbiting The Moon In 2025   

It is expected that NASA will be very busy in 2019. During the Space Symposium conference in Colorado Springs, William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator revealed that NASA would start awarding contracts for its lunar “Gateway” project. Its main goal is to have four astronauts that will orbit around the moon in 2015.  NASA has already started […]

Next RS-25 fire test, this time without issues

Last test of RS-25 engine number 0528 was performed on July 14 and as it was announced, it was terminated due the problems with one of the connectors part of the Advanced Health Management System. This test, just as the previous one, was performed at NASA engine testing facility in Stennis, Mississippi on A-1 test stand. […]

RS-25 after another fire test

One of the engines of Space Launch System rocket finished fire test in NASA Stennis research facility. It was pre-used engine #0528, which was last tested on 2009; according to Steve Wofford, manager of the SLS Liquid Engines Office at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama (interview published on Nasaspaceflight.com), it was seventh major RS-25 fire test and […]

Program of developing AR1 engine is reaching next milestone

Crucial for American space program development of new domestic manufactured rocket engine is still in progress. Aerojet Rocketdyne announces about next important step on the road to independence from RD-180 manufactured by Russian Energomash already in 2019. According to statement announced by Aerojet Rocketdyne, work under AR1 engine will soon enter in next phase. Company […]

Last three Cubesats for SLS unveiled !

Space Launch System, first modern American rocket able to lift payload beyond Earth orbit, will deliver during its maiden flight piggyback payload consisted of 13 Cubesat satellites. Ten places are booked by spacecrafts designed in USA, three places were provided for international partners. Now we know who won chance for putting Cubesat satellite into deep […]

Mars orbital base – new concept by Lockheed Martin

Companies from space industry started to bid – after conception of lunar space station by Orbital ATK we have new idea by Lockheed Martin: Mars orbital camp! It seems that NASA will not cry after International Space Station for a long time – new plans and conceptions offered by American companies look impressive. If they will be […]

Space Shuttle heritage – RS-25 flight engine testing started

RS-25 engine which was used during five Space Shuttle missions backs in style. NASA started planned firing tests of flight engines for SLS. Space Launch System, new NASA rocket for manned missions, will inherit something from last truly outstanding NASA project. It was the propulsion – first reusable rocket engine in history – Aerojet Rocketdyne RS-25. Engine entered […]