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April 25, 2024

Artemis V SLS Rocket Y-Ring Manufactured at Michoud

NASA achieved a major milestone in the Artemis V mission with the successful manufacturing of the Y-ring at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans. The Y-ring, a critical component of the evolved Block 1B configuration of NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, will form a portion of the core...
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March 15, 2024

SpaceX Launches the Third Integrated Flight Test of its Super Heavy booster and Starship

In a remarkable display of collaborative innovation, SpaceX and NASA achieved significant milestones in their joint endeavor towards advancing space exploration. On March 14, 2024, SpaceX launched the third integrated flight test of its Super Heavy booster and Starship spacecraft from Starbase in Texas. Simultaneously, NASA, as part of its...
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March 10, 2024

Transporting the Sierra Space Dream Chaser®

Designed, engineered, and built by Futuramic, the Transport Cart and Storage Container played a pivotal role in safely transporting the Sierra Space Dream Chaser to NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this innovative solution provided the necessary protection and logistical support to ensure the...
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January 9, 2024

United Launch Alliance Successfully Launches First Next Generation Vulcan Rocket

ULA’s Vulcan Rocket Successfully Launches Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander with Blue Origin’s BE-4 Engines In the early hours of January 8th, 2024, history was made at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station as United Launch Alliance (ULA) embarked on a pioneering journey with the debut launch of its revolutionary Vulcan Centaur rocket....
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January 8, 2024

SpaceX Starlink Mission 3-35

On January 7, 2024, the skies over Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida witnessed a momentous event as SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket embarked on its mission to deploy 23 Starlink satellites into low-Earth orbit. The launch, which took place at 5:35 p.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40),...
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January 5, 2024

Artemis III Core Stage Moved to Cell P for Surface Treatment

NASA‘s Artemis program continues its forward march as technicians at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans meticulously move the core stage’s liquid hydrogen tank to a priming cell near the Vertical Assembly Building. This crucial step in the preparation for the Artemis III mission involves surface treatment by sanding...
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December 24, 2023

SLS Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) Test Article Offloaded

NASA‘s Artemis program continues its forward march as technicians at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans meticulously move the core stage’s liquid hydrogen tank to a priming cell near the Vertical Assembly Building. This crucial step in the preparation for the Artemis III mission involves surface treatment by sanding...
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December 16, 2023

Dream Chaser® Undergoes Testing at NASA Test Facility in Ohio

NASA and Sierra Space are gearing up for a historic moment with the impending maiden flight of the Dream Chaser spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. The spacecraft, accompanied by its cargo module Shooting Star, has landed at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. Awaiting it is...
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November 9, 2023

SpaceX Starlink Mission 6-27

SpaceX continues its rapid deployment of the Starlink satellite constellation, with two recent successful launches marking significant progress in expanding global internet coverage. On Wednesday, November 8 at 12:05 a.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched 23 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space...
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November 6, 2023

Early Production Continues on Advanced Upper Stage for NASA Moon Rocket

Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility have achieved a significant milestone in the production of the advanced upper stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Recently completing a major portion of a weld confidence article, the hardware, constituting the liquid oxygen tank for the SLS rocket’s exploration upper stage,...