Category ROCKETS

Students to test one-of-a-kind, 3D-printed rocket engine

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 3 — A group of engineering students at the University of California, San Diego, will boldly go where no university student group has gone before by testing a 3D-printed rocket engine made out of metal at 10 a.m. on Sunday Oct. 5 at the Friends of Amateur Rocketry testing site in the Mojave […]

Copenhagen Suborbitals Spica

Throughout the last few years we have spent a lot of time and effort in developing different types of rocket engines and other key technologies needed to achieve our ultimate goal of sending a man (or woman) into Space and land him safely again. During this time we have grown as an organization and we […]

Current NASA Space Launch System

Space Launch System The Space Launch System (SLS) is a United States Space Shuttle-derived heavy launch vehicle being designed by NASA. It follows the cancellation of the Constellation program, and is to replace the retired Space Shuttle. The NASA Authorization Act of 2010 envisions the transformation of the Constellation program’s Ares I and Ares V […]

SpaceX’s Grasshopper Takes Giant Leap Towards Reusability with 40 Meter Flight (with video)

SpaceX’s Grasshopper took a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Grasshopper, SpaceX’s vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTVL), rose 131 feet (40 meters), hovered and landed safely on the pad using closed loop thrust vector and throttle […]

SpaceX Bests Orbital Sciences In First OSP-3 Duels

By Amy Butler abutler@aviationweek.com Source: AWIN First December 05, 2012 Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has won the first two U.S. Air Force contracts aimed at fostering competition in the U.S. launch market over a new design proposed by Orbital Sciences. SpaceX will use its Falcon 9 v1.1 to boost NASA’s Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) in […]

ATK Layoffs

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Richard Wilkey, an Operations Team Supervisor for ATK, examines part of the igniter component of a solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) Tuesday October 2, 2012 in Promontory, Utah. Even as ATK streamlines, more layoffs loom in 2013 Aerospace » Contractor says losses not tied […]

LauncherOne by Virgin Galactic

LauncherOne Furthering the Space Frontier Virgin Galactic is proud to announce LauncherOne, a revolutionary new launch vehicle dedicated to enabling dramatically more people and users to benefit from space. The technology that goes into manufacturing satellites has come a long way since the days of Sputnik and Explorer I. With many satellite components following the […]