Launch Vehicle N1: The Big Soviet Shame

miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2012

Launch Vehicle N1: The Big Soviet Shame: This space launch vehicle N1 was a Soviet response to the American Saturn-5. It was intended for cosmonauts landing on the Moon or trans lunar injection of an orbital station and even parts of an extraterrestrial vehicle for assembly on … Read more...

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Dynetics in negotiations with NASA over using Apollo F1 engines for heavy lift

Dynetics in negotiations with NASA over using Apollo F1 engines for heavy lift:
The F-1 engine sent the Apollo Moon missions into space (Photo: NASA)
A legendary Space Age rocket engine that sent mankind to the Moon in 1969 may be brought back to power humanity’s return to that celestial body. Under a NASA request, Dynetics Inc of Huntsville, Alabama has submitted a proposal apparently studying the feasibility of reviving the F-1 rocket engine technology. Previously used to power the first stage of the Saturn V rocket that launched the Apollo missions to the Moon, it could now find use in NASA’s planned Space Launch System (SLS) due to enter service in 2017. .. Continue Reading Dynetics in negotiations with NASA over using Apollo F1 engines for heavy lift

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+ X-47B at NAS Patuxent River

8/1 Unmanned Frago:
+ X-47B at NAS Patuxent River

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GKN Aerospace to develop exhaust system for USAF's KC-46A tanker

GKN Aerospace to develop exhaust system for USAF's KC-46A tanker: Boeing has awarded a long-term contract to GKN Aerospace for the supply of exhaust systems to the US Air Force's (USAF) KC-46 tanker aircraft programme.

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China announces plans for 2013 Moon landing

China announces plans for 2013 Moon landing:
Sinus Iridum as seen from NASA's Clementine probe, where China plans to land a lunar rover...
The Chinese news agency Xinhua announced on July 31 that China will be sending its first unmanned lander to the Moon in the second half of 2013. Chang’e-3 will be the third lunar probe launched by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the first attempt at a landing. The lander/rover combination will launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in China’s Sichuan province as part of China’s continuing Lunar Exploration program... Continue Reading China announces plans for 2013 Moon landing

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