Monthly Archives: January 2010

"NASA to get $6 billion for commercial rockets"

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Constellation program will be replaced with “a new $6 billion project to develop commercial rockets capable of taking astronauts into orbit.” Read the full story.

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"NASA's plans to return astronauts to the Moon are dead"

The Orlando Sentinel reports: “NASA’s plans to return astronauts to the Moon are dead. So are the rockets being designed to take them there — that is, if President Barack Obama gets his way…. There will be no lunar landers, … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal reports NASA shift to private sector

The Wall Street Journal reports: “The White House has decided to begin funding private companies to carry NASA astronauts into space, but the proposal faces major political and budget hurdles, according to people familiar with the matter. The controversial proposal, … Continue reading

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Europe's largest space company working on space solar power

EADS Astrium, Europe’s largest space company, is joining the growing list of companies interested in the potential of space solar power. The company is seeking partners to build a demonstration laser power transmission system in the 10-20 kilowatt range and … Continue reading

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Online Journal of Space Communication Issue 16: Solar Power Satellites

The Online Journal of Space Communication, a project of the Society for Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) which is hosted online by Ohio University, has partnered with the National Space Society in the publishing of a special issue on Space Solar … Continue reading

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