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Tags results for 'SLS'

NASA Approves Construction of the World's Most Powerful Rocket

Posted in Hardware on 29th Aug, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
For all the otherworldly space vehicle concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line.

Bigger Than The Saturn V, Bound for Deep Space

Posted in Hardware on 19th Oct, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Part space shuttle, part Apollo era rocket, the Space Launch System will be the most powerful rocket ever built. Will it be the best?

NASA's Space Launch System enters its critical design review phase

Posted in Hardware on 14th May, 2015 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
SLS has entered its critical design review, which will see the rocket given the go-ahead for full-scale construction.

A new NASA-funded study lays out a plan to return humans to the Moon

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Footprints by 2021 and a permanent base by the 2030s.

Most powerful rocket ever edges closer to lift-off

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) has completed its critical design review; a major stepping stone on the way to becoming certified for manned spaceflight.

The SpaceX expolsion has delayed the Falcon Heavy

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has said it's Falcon Heavy rocket, which might be the most powerful on Earth when it comes into service, has been grounded by further delays.

NASA Successfully Tests Engine For Future Mars Mission

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA completed one of the last tests of an engine that will help to propel its Orion crew capsule on future deep-space missions

Orion astronaut flight faces delay to 2023

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2015 02:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The Space Launch System (SLS) is more powerful than the Apollo program's Saturn V, and is due to make its debut with the Orion vehicle in an uncrewed configuration, in late 2018.

NASA's Orion spacecraft passes key review

Posted in Science on 19th Sep, 2015 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Once finished, Orion will be the first spacecraft designed to allow astronauts to operate beyond Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) since the Apollo program.

Review gives NASA's Space Launch System the tick of approval

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The final review paves the way for full-scale fabrication of the first exploration-class rocket since the Saturn V and the most powerful rocket ever built.

NASA's heavy lift rocket is running into problems

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2016 11:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Short on budget, the Space Launch System reportedly doesn't have a game plan.

NASA details CubeSats to launch aboard SLS

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2016 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
13 CubeSats will be loaded onto the most powerful rocket ever, some of which will be deployed to inspect asteroids, while others will gather data on the Moon.

NASA’s Mega-Rocket Will Launch Craft to Mars and Carry 13 CubeSats

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2016 05:43 PM
by AlexMuller
The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the enormous SLS, will carry 13 CubeSats and a spacecraft bound for the Red Planet.

European Space Agency races to meet the Orion spacecraft deadline

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2016 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The plan is for Orion and its service module launch atop the Space Launch System rocket in 2018.

Space experts say sending humans to Mars worth the risk

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a long-standing joke that NASA is always 20 years from putting astronauts on Mars. A to-do list from 2015 looks remarkably similar to one compiled in 1990.

NASA’s Mars-Bound Rocket Just Passed a Major Test

Posted in Science on 29th Jun, 2016 04:27 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA successfully fired-up one of those 77-tonne rocket boosters by lighting it up at full power, all while never leaving the ground.

U.S. and Russian Scientists Are Making Plans to Go Back to the Moon Together

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2016 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Organizations on both sides are quietly toying with the idea of going back to the moon together. That is, if politics don't get in the way.

First Launch of NASA's New Megarocket On Track for 2018

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
NASA said it will adjust the flow of work to prepare for the launch of Exploration Mission 1, the first Space Launch System flight, to keep it on schedule for the fall of 2018.

Boeing Eyes Moon-Orbiting Space Station as Waypoint to Mars

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
"If we're thinking about going that far away to Mars, we need to take a kind of interim step,"

NASA wants to put astronauts on the very first launch of its new mega-rocket

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2017 03:30 PM
by Alex Muller
The Space Launch System could carry astronauts as soon as 2019.

NASA's next Orion flight could be manned

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2017 01:52 AM
by Alex Muller
The first manned Orion mission was planned for 2021, but could now take place in 2019.

NASA Studying Manned Trip Around the Moon After Prod From Trump

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2017 02:01 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. hasn’t sent astronauts beyond low-Earth orbit since 1970s.

Space Launch System first unmanned launch Dec 2019 or more likely mid-2020

Posted in Hardware on 10th Nov, 2017 10:28 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA is providing an update on the first launch of SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft after completing a comprehensive review of the launch schedule.

President Trump signs directive to return astronauts to the moon

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2017 10:55 PM
by Alex Muller
President Donald Trump signed a directive that United States will begin a process to return Americans to the moon.

NASA wants to spend tens of billions on SLS despite proven SpaceX Falcon Heavy

Posted in Hardware on 30th Mar, 2018 02:44 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will fly for $90 million per launch versus the planned $1 billion for Space Launch System.

NASA’s proposed multi-billion orbiting moonbase used to justify $50 billion Space Launch System

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Apr, 2018 11:49 PM
by Alex Muller
As part of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, NASA is planning to build the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in the 2020s.

NASA Pushes for Moon, Deep Space with Crucial Tests

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2018 04:38 AM
by Alex Muller
With the moon as its immediate goal, NASA is pushing hard on deep space exploration.

US government should dump SLS and make Turbo rocket instead

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2018 10:49 PM
by Alex Muller
SLS funds would be better spent on making a vastly superior Turbo rocket.

Will the US waste $100+ billion on SLS, Orion and LOP-G by 2030?

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2018 05:10 PM
by Alex Muller
The US could get so much more accomplished in space if they stop wasting money on the Space Launch System, Orion and the Lunar gateway.

SpaceX BFR will beat SLS rocket to orbit

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2018 08:59 PM
by Alex Muller
The NASA auditor has just produced a report which indicates the first test flight of the first version of the SLS will likely slip badly from June 2020.

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