NASA and Boeing are proceeding with plans for the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) to the International Space Station following a full day of briefings and discussions during a Flight Readiness Review that took place at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Launch of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a United Launch Alliance Atlas […]
A rare and enigmatic outburst from a galaxy 236 million light-years away may have been sparked by a magnetic reversal, a spontaneous flip of the magnetic field surrounding its central black hole. Explore the unusual eruption of 1ES 1927+654, a galaxy located 236 million light-years away in the constellation Draco. A sudden reversal of the […]
This Bryce Tech Briefing is a quarterly update on global orbital space launch trends and data.
Late last month, Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR) delivered the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for the NASA Discovery Mission, Psyche. The SEP Chassis is based on Maxar’s 1300-class platform, which provided NASA the opportunity to budget, design and build the historic Psyche mission on flight-proven, commercially developed hardware. The […]
“By using AI to enhance autonomous monitoring, detection, processing and data transfer capabilities on spacecraft, we are shaping new mission paradigms in space exploration.” Thales Alenia Space and the start-up AIKOS.r.l. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop advanced software for space systems. Their partnership will primarily study the use of artificial intelligence […]
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Lockheed Martin have successfully performed the final full-scale ground test of the abort motor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft Launch Abort System (LAS) at Northrop Grumman’s Promontory, Utah, test facility. The 17-foot-tall abort motor is one of three motors comprising the LAS that sits atop the Orion spacecraft aboard NASA’s […]
An encore, of sorts, is the result of a satisfied client who has again hired AAC Clyde Space for a power subsystem. This power subsystem is to be used in a new type of mission that will be delivered to a Far Eastern company during the fourth quarter of 2022. The order is valued at […]
NASA has awarded three contracts under the on-ramp feature of the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV (Rapid IV) contract. These multi-agency contracts are available to support all NASA centers and other federal agencies. The awardees are: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colorado QinetiQ Space NV, Kruibeke, Belgium Space Flight Laboratory, University of Toronto Institute […]