Boeing

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner in wrong orbit after maiden launch

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The rendezvous with the ISS has been abandoned in favor of returning the capsule to a controlled landing at Whites Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after about 48 hours.

NASA Overpaid Boeing Again and Did Not Let SpaceX Offer a Lower Cost Solution

Posted in Business on 15th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Boeing and SpaceX each face significant safety and technical challenges with parachutes, propulsion, and launch abort systems that need to be resolved prior to receiving NASA authorization to transport crew to the ISS.

SpaceX and Boeing Could be Ready to Fly Astronauts in the First Quarter of 2020

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 6th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX’s In-Flight Abort test must go perfectly. The test is scheduled for December. SpaceX crew Dragon’s Demo-2 astronaut launch could occur as early as February or March 2020.

Boeing tapped to build 10 core stages for Artemis missions

Posted in Science on 18th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

When the SLS goes into service, it will be able to launch the 27-tonne manned Orion spacecraft into a translunar orbit as well as be able to put up to 130 tonnes (the equivalent of 22 elephants) into low-Earth orbit.

SpaceX and Boeing are both on track for 2018 manned flights

Posted in Hardware on 8th Aug, 2017
by Alex Muller

A July 20 report released by NASA shows that SpaceX is still targeting an unmanned test flight in February 2018 and a crewed flight in June 2018.