Boeing Co has decided it will not compete as a prime contractor to replace the Pentagon's aging U.S.-based Minuteman III missile system, paving the way for Northrop Grumman Corp to win a contract worth tens of billions of dollars. Friday marked the deadline to submit proposals to continue work
After conducting a flight readiness review today, NASA gave its go-ahead for launching Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space taxi on an uncrewed demonstration flight to the International Space Station on Dec. 20. Starliner is due for liftoff atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket at 6:36 a.m. ET (3:36 a.m. PT) Dec. 20 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The capsule will deliver cargo to the station, including "presents for the crew," said John Mulholland, vice president and program manager for Boeing's commercial crew program. If all goes according to plan, Starliner would be sent back to a… Read More
Space industry heavyweight Northrop Grumman has signed a costumer for the launch of its first OmegA rocket, a medium/heavy lift launch vehicle that it's currently readying for flight with a target of spring 2021 for its first ever flight. OmegA will unlock additional payload capacity vs. the launch
Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space company, has scored another successful spaceflight. Blue Origin used the same rocket for the sixth time Wednesday in West Texas. The suborbital flight exposed the capsule and its contents - including NASA experiments, artwork and a commercial grape vine study - to more than three minutes of weightlessness.
Blue Origin will be looking to launch one of its New Shepard sub-orbital spacecraft today - a second attempt after weather didn't cooperate yesterday. Conditions are looking much better at the company's West Texas launch site, so the Jeff Bezos-founded space venture is much more optimistic