Space http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7365/more en Video: Falcon 9 Close Call http://aviationweek.com/space/video-falcon-9-close-call <div class="node-body video-body">This anonymously posted astonishing video reveals how close the Falcon 9 stage came to completing a successful landing and shows that right up unto the last second the cold gas reaction control system was attempting to correct the landing trajectory. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/video-falcon-9-close-call" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/video-falcon-9-close-call#comments Space Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:13:00 +0000 1289981 at http://aviationweek.com Questions Remain In Antares Explosion Investigation http://aviationweek.com/space/questions-remain-antares-explosion-investigation <div class="node-body article-body">Although investigators appear to be in broad agreement that wear in the bearings of the main engine turbopump is the “most probable” cause of the explosion that destroyed an Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle on a crew resupply mission to the International Space Station last October, questions remain over what caused the wear in the first place. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/questions-remain-antares-explosion-investigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/questions-remain-antares-explosion-investigation#comments Space Programs North America Space Top Stories Thu, 16 Apr 2015 19:45:00 +0000 1289961 at http://aviationweek.com Antares: NASA SpaceX Checks Throttle Valve After Flawed Falcon 9 Recovery Attempt http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-checks-throttle-valve-after-flawed-falcon-9-recovery-attempt <div class="node-body article-body">SpaceX is thought to be focusing on static friction in an engine throttle valve as the prime suspect for the loss of the Falcon 9 first stage during the third attempt at recovering the booster.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-checks-throttle-valve-after-flawed-falcon-9-recovery-attempt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/spacex-checks-throttle-valve-after-flawed-falcon-9-recovery-attempt#comments Space Programs Top Story - Home North America Space Top Stories Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:00 +0000 1289601 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX ULA CEO Outlines BE-4 Engine Reuse Economic Case http://aviationweek.com/space/ula-ceo-outlines-be-4-engine-reuse-economic-case <div class="node-body article-body">United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno says his choice of planning to reuse only the BE-4 engines – not the entire first stage – of the company’s new Vulcan rocket was driven purely by the economics.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/ula-ceo-outlines-be-4-engine-reuse-economic-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/ula-ceo-outlines-be-4-engine-reuse-economic-case#comments Defense Space Programs Top Story - Home North America Defense Top Stories Space Top Stories Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:08:00 +0000 1289531 at http://aviationweek.com Blue Origin ULA CEO Calls 2018 Availability Date For AR-1 Engine ‘Ridiculous’ http://aviationweek.com/defense/ula-ceo-calls-2018-availability-date-ar-1-engine-ridiculous <div class="node-body article-body">United Launch Alliance CEO Tory Bruno says Aerojet Rocketdyne’s claim of delivering an AR-1 rocket engine capable of operating on the Atlas V or Vulcan vehicles by 2018 is “ridiculous.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/ula-ceo-calls-2018-availability-date-ar-1-engine-ridiculous" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/ula-ceo-calls-2018-availability-date-ar-1-engine-ridiculous#comments Defense Space Programs Top Story - Home North America Defense Top Stories Space Top Stories Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:18:00 +0000 1289301 at http://aviationweek.com Vulcan: ULA Briny Water May Challenge Future Mars Spacecraft Design http://aviationweek.com/blog/briny-water-may-challenge-future-mars-spacecraft-design <div class="node-body blog-body">"These finding have implications for planetary protection policies for future landed spacecraft," according to the Nature Geoscience report. "Cl-bearing brines are very corrosive and this may have implications on spacecraft design and surface operations."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/briny-water-may-challenge-future-mars-spacecraft-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/briny-water-may-challenge-future-mars-spacecraft-design#comments Space On Space Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:17:00 +0000 1289211 at http://aviationweek.com Robots Will Extend Human Explorers’ Capability http://aviationweek.com/space/robots-will-extend-human-explorers-capability <div class="node-body article-body"> Asteroid-mission development will shape human/machine teaming for exploration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/robots-will-extend-human-explorers-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/robots-will-extend-human-explorers-capability#comments In Orbit Space AWST In Orbit Global Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1288581 at http://aviationweek.com Frank Morring, Jr./AW&ST ULA Aims To Lower Launch Costs With Vulcan Rocket http://aviationweek.com/space/ula-aims-lower-launch-costs-vulcan-rocket <div class="node-body article-body">The company is striving to keep average cost of a new Vulcan rocket under $100 million as it preps for competition against SpaceX.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/ula-aims-lower-launch-costs-vulcan-rocket" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/ula-aims-lower-launch-costs-vulcan-rocket#comments Defense Space AWST Space North America Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1288561 at http://aviationweek.com ULA Editorial: Putting Space Above Politics http://aviationweek.com/space/editorial-putting-space-above-politics <div class="node-body article-body">Despite tensions, U.S. and Russia are still cooperating in civil space. Now it’s time to bring China into the fold.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/editorial-putting-space-above-politics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/editorial-putting-space-above-politics#comments Editorial Space Editorial Global Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1286411 at http://aviationweek.com NASA Rocket Lab Unveils Battery-Powered Turbomachinery http://aviationweek.com/space/rocket-lab-unveils-battery-powered-turbomachinery <div class="node-body article-body">Preparations are underway to begin testing a small-sat launcher dubbed Electron that would use the turbomachinery and other innovations to hold the cost per mission below $5 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/rocket-lab-unveils-battery-powered-turbomachinery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/rocket-lab-unveils-battery-powered-turbomachinery#comments Space Space Global Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:59:00 +0000 1288221 at http://aviationweek.com Rocket Lab