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March 2015 Archives



OSIRIS-REx which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer is going to Bennu, a carbon-rich asteroid that could hold clues to the origin of the solar system and host organic molecules that may have seeded life on Earth.


The liftoff of Soyuz flight VS11 from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana took place as scheduled on 21:46:18 GMT (22:46:18 CET) on Friday 27 March 2015.


A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV rocket successfully launched the ninth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 2:36 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-37.


See the sides and sounds, and behind the scenes footage from this year's conference.


Bigelow Aerospace held a media event last week to view the BEAM spacecraft packed up in its launch configuration. BEAM is currently scheduled to fly to the ISS in September 2015. Larger image.


Aerojet Rocketdyne has recently completed a successful series of hot-fire tests of key additively manufactured components for its AR1 booster engine at its Sacramento test facility.


There are three technologies behind Lockheed Martin's proposal for NASA's Commercial Resupply Services 2 (CRS-2) program.


This month's Space focuses on startups in Europe that are finding everyday Earthly applications for space innovations.


On March 1, 2015 NanoRacks deployed two Planet Labs Flock 1B Doves CubeSats. This comes after repairs were completed on-orbit allowing NanoRacks to start deploying CubeSats again.


Today marks a special anniversary for the NASA family. It was 100 years ago, on March 3, 1915, when Congress created the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the organization from which NASA was created in 1958.


A SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched the ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B satellites towards a supersynchronous transfer orbit. The launch took place on time when the launch window opened at 10:50 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.


The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) to design, develop and test in space a variety of new, highly capable reentry vehicles enabling ondemand, rapid return to Earth of time-critical experiments from Low Earth Orbit (LEO).


The House Subcommittee on Space held its first hearing of the new year on February 27, 2015 on the Commercial Crew Program: Challenges and Opportunities.


LISA Pathfinder's propulsion and science modules are leaving the UK for the last time. Airbus Defence and Space, the world's second largest space company, will ship the two modules to IABG (Industrie Anlagen Betriebs Gesellschaft), near Munich in Germany, for final system level testing.