A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket carrying the AFSPC-6 mission for the United States Air Force lifted off from Space Launch Complex-37 Aug. 19 at 12:52 a.m. EDT. This is ULA's seventh launch in 2016 and the 110th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. successfully completed additional testing of NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 development engine 0528, at NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi earlier today.
NASA and Orbital ATK announced today that data gathered and reviewed to date from the second five-segment qualification motor (QM-2) test show the solid rocket motor manufactured by Orbital ATK performed as designed.
NASA selected six U.S. companies to help expand knowledge, commercial capabilities and opportunities in space by developing full-sized ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats under the second Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) Broad Agency Announcement, or NextSTEP-2.