Posts Tagged ‘aerospace’

Shuttle to buzz Stennis during retirement flight

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

Tags: aerospace, engine, flyover, retire, retirement, rocket, space exploration, Space Shuttle, spacecraft, technology, test, testing

HANCOCK COUNTY — Space Shuttle Endeavour, headed for retirement in California, is scheduled to perform low flyovers — as low as 1,500 feet — as it passes NASA facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana. Stennis Space Center tested the orbiter’s main engines. Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans is where the shuttle’s iconic orange external fuel […] [...]

Cochran supporting NASA decision on Stennis’ B-2 test stand

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss) is supporting a NASA recommendation to rehabilitate and reuse the B-2 test stand at Stennis Space Center to meet rocket test infrastructure needs of the agency. Cochran said he was informed recently that NASA has allocated $12 million in funding to initiate the rehabilitation and reuse of the […] [...]

Rolls-Royce breaks ground on new test stand at Stennis

by Associated Press Published: June 18,2012

Tags: aerodefense, aerospace, defense, development, engine, research, rocket, rocket engine, space, space exploration, test

HANCOCK COUNTY — Rolls-Royce North America has broken ground on $50 million second jet engine test stand at the John C. Stennis Space Center. The ceremony was today at the Stennis Center. Rolls-Royce officials say the project will create 35 new jobs. Currently, Rolls-Royce employs 45 workers at the Stennis Space Center. Rolls-Royce’s first jet […] [...]

Historic Defense Department purchase upgrades supercomputing capabilities

VICKSBURG and HANCOCK COUNTY — The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (DOD HPCMP) has just completed its largest one-time investment in supercomputing capability. The total acquisition is valued at $105 million, and includes $80 million for multiple systems along with an additional $25 million in hardware and software maintenance services. This would […] [...]

ATK first module to NASA made completely from composites

IUKA — Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has delivered a technological first to NASA — a full-scale, crew module structure made of composite materials. The Composite Crew Module (CCM) is a unique capsule design that has the potential to reduce the overall weight of future manned launch vehicles. Full-scale structural testing will be performed at NASA’s Langley […] [...]

NASA conducting more testing of J-2X engine at Stennis

by MBJ Staff Published: April 25,2012

Tags: aerospace, defense, development, engine, federal agency, military, research, space, space exploration, testing

HANCOCK COUNTY — The J-2X engine is currently on the A-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi for an extensive round of tests to build on last year’s successful test firings. The engine will provide upper-stage power for NASA’s evolved Space Launch System (SLS), a new heavy-lift rocket capable of missions to […] [...]

Cochran: Committee-approved funding should advance NASA’s missions

WASHINGTON — Funding outlined for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by the Senate Appropriations Committee for the upcoming fiscal year should enable the space agency to advance its post-Space Shuttle missions, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says. Cochran is vice chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee that has approved the FY2013 Commerce, Justice […] [...]

New research center to be housed at Stennis Space Center

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2012

Tags: aerospace, defense, economic development, federal agency, federal government, military, research, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — The National Oceans and Applications Research Center, or NOARC, will be located at Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement today at the Infinity Science Center ribbon-cutting. The center will combine the capabilities of NASA, NOAA and the U.S. Navy teams to analyze and understand the Gulf […] [...]

Tenax changes name to better reflect scope of capabilities

by MBJ Staff Published: April 5,2012

Tags: aerospace, airplanes, aviation, branding, jets, marketing, name, planes

RIDGELAND — Tenax Air Logistics has a new name — Tenax Aerospace. Tenax Aerospace is an aerospace equipment and logistics company focused on providing quick-reaction integrated aviation, terrestrial and aircraft and spares leasing solutions to government agencies and commercial customers worldwide. “Tenax Aerospace is the name that most accurately describes and illustrates the comprehensive nature […] [...]

NASA administrator: Stennis to play ‘key role’ in future space programs

HANCOCK COUNTY — Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has expressed his readiness to work with his Senate colleagues and NASA officials to advance the new Space Launch System and the heavy-lift rocket engine tests the program will require. At a hearing this week to review the FY2013 budget request for NASA, Cochran encouraged NASA administrator Charles […] [...]

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