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NASA awards Space Launch System grant to MSU

STARKVILLE — NASA has awarded grants to nine universities for advanced development activities for the nation’s next heavy-lift rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS). The agency is providing approximately $2.25 million that will be shared by all the proposals under this NASA Research Announcement to seek solutions to evolve the launch vehicle from its initial lift capability to a larger, ...

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Lockheed Martin delivers first module for GPS III spacecraft

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Lockheed Martin team developing the U.S. Air Force’s next generation Global Positioning System III satellites has delivered the first spacecraft’s propulsion core module to the company’s Denver, Col.-area GPS Processing Facility (GPF). According to the company, the milestone represents the program’s first major hardware delivery for GPS III Space Vehicle 1 and highlights the satellite’s initial ...

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Rolls-Royce breaks ground on new test stand at Stennis

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 engine testing facility at Stennis ...

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Former rocket engine fuel tank used to rebuild reefs

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau and NASA’s Stennis Space Center recently teamed up to continue efforts to enhance deep-water fishing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. GULF OF MEXICO — Since Hurricane Katrina — when nearly 100 percent of Mississippi’s artificial reefs were destroyed — the MDMR has conducted 113 artificial reef deployments and, most ...

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Stennis prepares to test rocket engine component

HANCOCK COUNTY — The E-2 Test Stand team at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center is moving ahead in preparations for testing a vital component for a next-generation rocket engine test stand under construction onsite. Testing on the three-module chemical steam generator (CSG) is designed to verify and validate the unit’s fabrication, confirming it will perform as needed. The tests ...

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Stennis successfully test fires rocket engine

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA conducted a test fire Dec. 17 of the liquid-fuel AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Taurus II space launch vehicle. The test at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi supports NASA’s Commercial Transportation Services partnerships to enable commercial cargo flights to the International Space Station. The test on the ...

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Alabama company earns $26M Stennis contract

HANCOCK COUNTY — NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center has awarded a contract to A2 Research, JV, of Huntsville, Ala., to provide technical laboratory services at the center. The firm, fixed-priced contract is valued at $26 million. It includes a one-year base contract period, plus a one-year option and one three-year option period. Highly specialized laboratory services by A2 Research, ...

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