launch vehicles

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August 27, 2018 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 2 July 2018, Vivienne Machi
An array of new agile launch capabilities being developed by the commercial sector to send satellites into orbit could provide added resiliency to the U.S. space architecture...
Engine testing (source: JHU ERG)
The Johns Hopkins University Energetics Research Group (JHU ERG) has, with support from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), completed the construction and...
April 23, 2018 | Source: Defense News, defensenews.com, 26 January 2018, Daniel Cebul
SpaceX’s successful static firing of its Falcon Heavy rocket Wednesday in preparation for the rocket’s expected maiden flight next month is important for the Department of Defense...
Apr 16 2018 - 12:00pm | Source: DARPA
Anywhere. Anytime. The DARPA Launch Challenge aims to demonstrate flexible and responsive launch capabilities in days, not years, for our nation’s defense. WHY A CHALLENGE? Our...
March 26, 2018 | Source: Space News, spacenews.com, 12 February 2018, Jeff Foust
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which has a checkered history of supporting development of new launch vehicles, is planning to start a competition offering prizes...
March 12, 2018 | Source: National Defense, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 24 January 2018, Connie Lee
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s initiative to help lessen the service’s reliance on Russia’s RD-180 rocket engine has passed a major milestone, according to service officials...
February 26, 2018 | Source: Space News, spacenews.com, 30 October 2017, Caleb Henry
SpaceX’s Oct. 30 launch of the Koreasat-5A telecommunications satellite doubled the number of Falcon 9 missions completed in a single year and tied the company with United Launch...
February 10, 2018 | Source: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, nrl.navy.mil, 27 Mar 2017
The International Space Station (ISS) installed NRL’s Limb-Imaging Ionospheric and Thermospheric Extreme Ultraviolet (UV) Spectrograph (LITES), and Global Positioning System (GPS...
What are the potential risks to the U.S. energetic materials supply chain? DSIAC staff conducted research on the energetic materials supply chain and provided links to a...
Low Earth Orbit
A NEW VISION The last decade has seen a resurgence of NASA’s bold visions, from returning humans to the moon after a 50-year hiatus to colonizing Mars. President George W. Bush...