Shuttle-era Astronauts Were Recognized at Hall Of Fame at Kennedy Space Center  

It is about seven years after a space shuttle was launched at the Kennedy Space Center. Finally, shuttle-era astronauts will be joining the prestigious U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Famous astronauts Thomas Jones and Scott Altman were invited to the ceremony of the hall of fame on Saturday, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  […]

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. […]

NROL-61 is getting close !

Next mission with classified payload to support national security of United States Of America by United Launch Alliance; launch date of NROL-61 mission is getting close, payload still is covered with secret; although we can take a closer look on launch vehicle, weather forecast and gossips and assumes on character of the payload. Launch is […]

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 […]

SLS booster motor fired and tested !

It seems that in quite short time PSLV and Ariane 5 will lose their supremacy in being equipped with largest solid fueled rocket engines. Please welcome the SLS solid fueled rocket booster motor by Orbital ATK! Second (first was performed in Utah in 2015) fire test was planned by Orbital ATK at 14:05 GMT but in the […]

XS-1 program enters in next phase

XS-1 project is under development by by three contractors along with their partners: Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems chosen by DARPA. On April 7, 2016, it is entering in next phase. XS-1 program of new unmanned spaceplane was started in 2013 as alternative launch vehicle for military purposes. At the beginning following companies joined […]

Crouching tiger, hidden dragon – competition between SpaceX and ULA still without winner

After retrieving participation from bid for contract for launching next generation GPS satellites, ULA representatives still are convinced about superiority of their company. Money talks but not always for United Launch Alliance. As launch service provider with long tradition of cooperation with US Government and with stable position on market it seemed that SpaceX would […]

British alternative – BAE Systems invests in Reaction Engines Limited

British company Reaction Engines Limited announced on 2nd November 2015 that new agreement with BAE Systems was signed. Reaction Engines Limited is responsible for designing Skylon spaceplane and agreement is targeted for strengthening and streamlining cooperation between REL and BAE in further development. As we can read on REL site: “The working partnership will draw […]