Posts Tagged ‘space’

Shuttle’s final journey delayed by bad weather

HANCOCK COUNTY — The beginning of space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight to California has been postponed because of weather along the flight route. NASA had planned for the 747 carrying the shuttle to take off from Kennedy Space Center today. The flight is now scheduled to take off at sunrise tomorrow. Low flyovers are still […] [...]

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 […] [...]

ATK rolls out new, expanded Liberty spacecraft

by MBJ Staff Published: July 3,2012

Tags: cargo, defense, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, military, space, space exploration, spacecraft

IUKA — ATK, developer of the Liberty commercial spacecraft, has unveiled a new expanded crew and cargo capability. The extended cargo configuration will allow the Liberty spacecraft to take full advantage of the launch vehicle lift capacity to transport a pressurized pod (the Liberty Logistics Module, or LLM) along with the composite crew module. Based […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Lockheed Martin receives core structure for GEO-4 satellite

by MBJ Staff Published: May 28,2012

Tags: aersospace, composites, federal agency, manufacturers, manufacturing, satellites, space, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — Lockheed Martin has received the core structure for the U.S. Air Force’s fourth Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite (GEO-4). The structure was delivered to Lockheed Martin’s Mississippi Space & Technology Center, where engineers and technicians will integrate the spacecraft’s propulsion subsystem. Featuring a mix of GEO satellites, hosted payloads in highly […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Former space shuttle engines moving to Stennis

by MBJ Staff Published: January 15,2012

Tags: aerospace, engines, space, space exploration, Space Shuttle, space travel, technology

HANCOCK COUNTY — The relocation of the RS-25D space shuttle main engine inventory from Kennedy Space Center’s Engine Shop in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is underway. The RS-25D flight engines, repurposed for NASA’s Space Launch System, are being moved to NASA’s Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. The Space Launch System (SLS) is a new heavy-lift […] [...]

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