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Ball Aerospace Opens New Facility in Colorado, Continues Expansion of Another

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., October 19, 2021 — Ball Aerospace recently completed and officially opened its state-of-the-art Payload Development Facility (PDF) in Broomfield, Colo. and is in the process of expanding its Aerospace Manufacturing Center (AMC) in neighboring Westminster, Colo., scheduled for completion this fall. “Ball Aerospace has experienced tremendous business growth in recent years, which has allowed…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Successful Space Launch System Rocket Engine Test Series

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STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss., Sept. 30, 2021 – Today’s RS-25 engine test at NASA’s Stennis Space Center completed the Retrofit-2 test series, which validated modernized, lower-cost components for new RS-25 engines to be used on the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. RS-25 development test engine No. 0528 completed a full duration firing of 500 seconds…

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Sierra Space and yuri Team-Up for Microgravity Research that Could Assist Medical Cures and Discovering Advanced Materials

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Agreement Showcases Emerging Low-Earth Orbit Economy Featuring Dream Chaser® Spaceplane and LIFETM Habitats LOUISVILLE, CO., and MECKENBEUREN, Germany – September 29, 2021 –Sierra Space and German start-up yuri announce a joint venture to explore bold and visionary commercial opportunities for microgravity research that could help create medical breakthroughs by using the benefits of zero gravity in space. Sierra Space is the…

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Ball Aerospace’s Land Imaging Instrument on NASA’s Landsat 9 Satellite Launches Successfully

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 27, 2021 — The Ball Aerospace-built Operational Land Imager 2 (OLI-2) instrument successfully launched today aboard Landsat 9, the latest in a series of joint missions between NASA and the United States Geological Society (USGS) that has provided essential monitoring of key natural and economic resources from orbit for nearly 50 years.…

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Successful Test Demonstrates Aerojet Rocketdyne Arkansas Site Ready to Produce Large Solid Rocket Motors

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CAMDEN, Ark., Sept. 22, 2021 – Aerojet Rocketdyne recently conducted a solid rocket motor test firing that demonstrated the successful transition of large solid rocket motor mix, cast and test operations from Sacramento, California, to its Camden, Arkansas, site. “Aerojet Rocketdyne continues to advance its decades of work delivering large solid rocket motors, leveraging new facilities…

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Built by SNC, Largest Structure Ever Launched for Unmanned Mission Wraps Successful On-Orbit Research Operation for AFRL

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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (Sept. 21, 2021) – Global aerospace and national security company Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) concluded a successful two-year on-orbit research mission for U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The mission utilized SNC’s Demonstration and Science Experiments (DSX) spacecraft in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and resulted in research and technologies that advance potential future deployment…

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Awarded NASA Contract for Orion Spacecraft Main Engine

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2021 – NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to build the Orion Main Engine (OME), the primary propulsion element for NASA’s Orion spacecraft that will be used to explore deep space. Under the contract, which runs through 2032, Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver up to 20 new OME engines for use on future Artemis…

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Firefly Aerospace Conducts First Test Launch of Alpha Launch Vehicle

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CEDAR PARK, Texas, September 10, 2021 – On September 2nd, Firefly Aerospace Inc., an emerging provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space service, conducted the maiden flight of its Alpha launch vehicle from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. “Firefly has conducted the first test flight of our Alpha vehicle. The day…

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SNC Wins Spot on $744M Army Cryptographic Device Procurement

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SPARKS, Nev. (September 9, 2021) – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, advanced its technology expertise in encryption key management technology in being selected for development and competitive production of the new U.S. Army’s Next Generation Load Device-Medium (NGLD-M). The contract award carries a potential…

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Sierra Space and Kanematsu Corporation Creating Japanese Partnerships to Advance International Commercialization of Low-Earth Orbit 

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Partnership Opens up Global Access to New Sierra Space Station for New Business Opportunities LOUISVILLE, CO., September 8, 2021 – Sierra Space and Kanematsu Corporation (Kanematsu) are opening up global access to low-Earth orbit (LEO), allowing for new business opportunities in space.  The Sierra Space Station is a LEO platform that utilizes the Dream Chaser® spaceplane and multiple LIFETM habitats to create…

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