Latest News: 27 Jan 2015


Planetary Society announces test flight for LightSail spacecraft
27 Jan 2015 - The Planetary Society announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. >>>


Orbital, ATK stockholders approve merger
27 Jan 2015 - Orbital Sciences Corporation announced that at a special meeting, the company's stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with the Aerospace and Defense Groups of Alliant Techsystems Inc., pursuant to the definitive transaction agreement dated 28 April 2014. >>>


Moon Express awarded US$1 million for commercial lunar lander demo
27 Jan 2015 - Moon Express, Inc. (MoonEx) has been awarded US$1 million by Google Lunar XPRIZE for its recent lander test flights, taking home the only Lander System milestone prize awarded for a full lander system demonstration. The tests were conducted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, utilising a test range located at the north end of the Shuttle Landing Facility. >>>

Rosetta team earns Swigert Award for Space Exploration
27 Jan 2015 - The Space Foundation announced it will present the Rosetta Comet Exploration Team with the 2015 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration. >>>





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