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May 14, 2014

DigitalGlobe's Newest Bird To Expand Spectral Reach

DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3, set to launch in August, will collect in 8 short-wave infrared bands, see through haze....More
May 13, 2014

Soyuz Delivers Multinational ISS Crew Safely to Earth

The spacecraft's departure from the ISS ended the inaugural Japanese command on the six person orbiting science laboratory. Koichi Wakata took....More
May 12, 2014

SpaceX Delays ORBCOMM Launch on Falcon 9

Next launch opportunity seen in late May....More
May 09, 2014

U.S. Court Lifts RD-180 Injunction

Federal court dismisses SpaceX assertions that RD-180 purchases benefit Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin....More
May 07, 2014

Amid SpaceX Protest, USAF Defends Sole-Source EELV Strategy

The U.S. Air Force is defending its sole-source buy of launches from the United Launch Alliance (ULA) as a “good deal” for the taxpayer....More
May 07, 2014

Treasury, State Back Air Force, ULA in RD-180 Purchases

Letters submitted May 6 to U.S. claims court turn SpaceX argument on its head....More
May 05, 2014

SpaceX Says Air Force Targeting Legal Loophole in RD-180 Injunction

Court says government can still make payments to ULA....More
May 05, 2014

Musk Open to EELV Settlement, USAF Finally Issues a No Comment

Elon Musk, the rocket market upstart who has filed a bid protest against the U.S....More
May 05, 2014

NASA, CNES Warn SpaceX of Challenges in Flying Reusable Falcon 9 Rocket

Doubters Warn of Challenges in Flying Reusable Rockets....More
May 02, 2014

Podcast: What A Week In Space!

Aviation Week editors discuss SpaceX’s suit against the U.S. Air Force, U.S. sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, the merger of Orbital Sciences and ATK....More
May 01, 2014

Robot Arms Embrace Space Station Cargo Duties

NASA's Mission Control, Space Longshoremen team to offload Dragon's external cargo....More
Apr 30, 2014

Orbital Eying ATK Solid Propulsion System for Antares First Stage

A large solid rocket first stage would boost Antares' 5,000-kg lift capacity to low Earth orbit up to 25%....More
Apr 30, 2014

Orbital ATK Deal's Importance

Sometimes it is the potential energy, not kinetic, that makes the difference....More
Apr 29, 2014

Shuttle Program's Workhorse Carrier Heads for Public Display in Houston

NASA 905, the agency's first Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, will provide cornerstone for new shuttle history exhibit at Space Center Houston....More
Apr 29, 2014

Orbital, ATK Announce $5-billion Merger

Deal could give Orbital a US-sourced alternative to the modified Russian NK-33 engines used to power Antares first stage....More
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