Author archives: Alexander van Dijk

Successful SL7 launch

Our first flight with UP Aerospace's SpaceLoft system successfully launched last Friday June 21 from Space Port America in New Mexico. More information about the flight will be posted here as it becomes available. The payload manifest for this flight is outlined in this pdf 1-pager.

NASA Selects New Suborbital Payloads, Total Tops 100 Experiments

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WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected 21 space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons, and a commercial parabolic aircraft.

This latest selection represents the sixth cycle of NASA's continuing call for payloads through an announcement of opportunity. More than 100 technologies with test flights now have been facilitated through NASA ...

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Highest, Longest Flight to Date for Masten's Xombie with Genie Payload

Draper's recent successful GENIE flights are detailed in this NASA Press Release with several images showing the Xombie vehicle in flight. More information about Draper's technology maturation activities can be found in their Technology profile.

Soliciting information and feedback from the community

For the past two years, we have provided opportunities to fly technology payloads on flight platforms that provide reduced gravity or other relevant environments required to test technologies. Our successful campaigns to date include 7 parabolic flight weeks, 2 balloon flights and several sRLV flights. Following these successes, we are soliciting information and feedback about ...

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13 new technology payloads selected from AFO5

Today's announcement of the AFO5 selection of 13 new technology payloads:

WASHINGTON -- NASA's Flight Opportunities Program has selected 13 cutting-edge space technology payloads for flights on commercial reusable launch vehicles, balloons and a commercial parabolic aircraft in 2013 and 2014. The flights will allow participants to demonstrate their technologies to the edge of ...

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GENIE flights rescheduled for early 2013

Due to technical delays encountered during flight test operations, the planned C4 and C5 flights of the GENIE system on XA-0.1B have been delayed (see original campaign package). The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Masten Space Systems, in conjunction with the NASA Flight Opportunities Program, are looking to resume the activity after the holiday ...

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Wondering who our users are?

We've recently added a new feature to our website where we showcase the technologies and associated teams we currently work with in our Program. We have so far completed 28 of the total 54 technology users. In the weeks ahead, we hope to complete the remaining records so we have a complete list of ...

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NASA Selects Two Technologies for Commercial Suborbital Tests

NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program has selected two new technologies to fly on commercial reusable suborbital vehicles. The flights will test the payloads' functionality before full deployment on future missions. One technology will be tested on a suborbital reusable launch vehicle and the other will be tested on a high altitude balloon.

The two technologies ...

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Videos of July 17 ARC Flight Opportunities Webinar online

We held a successful Flight Opportunities Webinar on Tuesday July 17 as a follow up to the introductionary Flight Opportunities Program Tour Webinar on June 26. The recorded videos of this latest Webinar are now available for viewing on Youtube by clicking on the links below. The videos have been broken down according to speaker ...

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Tue July 17: ARC Flight Opportunities Workshop Webinar

Might your research payload successfully compete for a free parabolic or suborbital flight? Find out how by viewing the 30 min NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) Webinar “Tour”. Hopefully that will perk your interest in joining all or part of our 2nd ARC-focused Webinar on July 17, 2012, from 10 – 1 PM, designed as a ...

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