Archives May 2011

Modification update to RFP synopsis

Yesterday we posted a modification update to the RFP synopsis for 'Flight and Payload Integration Services for Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles':

This is a modification to the synopsis entitled FLIGHT AND PAYLOAD INTEGRATION SERVICES FOR SUBORBITAL REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLES NND11373737R which was posted on April 26, 2011. 

NASA/DFRC plans to issue a Request for ...

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Xaero tether flight test (May 12, 2011)

Masten Space Systems has been testing their Xaero vehicle:

Here is a glimpse of our tethered test sequence. With the tied down (or tied up) tests completed, this is the next step in qualifying our Xaero rocket vehicle for flight. In addition to testing the various aspects of the hardware and shaking out bugs in ...

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NASA Selects First Payloads For Upcoming Reduced-Gravity Flights

The following Press Release was just issued by NASA:

WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected 16 payloads for flights on the commercial Zero-G parabolic aircraft and two suborbital reusable launch vehicles as part of the agency's Flight Opportunities Program. The flights provide opportunities for space technologies to be demonstrated and validated in relevant environments. In addition ...

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