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Orbital Sciences targeting September launch to station

July 11th, 2013 by

Orbital Sciences, one of NASA’s two partners participating in the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) programme, announced it is now targeting a mid-September launch window for its demonstration flight to the International Space Station.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully tests ‘3D-printed’ rocket injector assembly

July 11th, 2013 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA successfully completed a series of hot-fire tests on a liquid-oxygen/gaseous hydrogen rocket injector assembly built using additive manufacturing technology [a.k.a. “3D printing”].

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Northrop Grumman’s resonator gyro achieves 25 million operating hours in space

July 11th, 2013 by

Northrop Grumman Corporation said its patented hemispherical resonator gyro (HRG) technology, which is used for military and commercial space applications, recently achieved a major milestone of 25 million hours of continuous operation without a single mission failure.

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NASA to test laser communications from aboard ISS

July 11th, 2013 by

NASA will use the International Space Station to test a new communications technology that could dramatically improve spacecraft communications, enhance commercial missions and strengthen transmission of scientific data.

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