Commercial Space Stations on the Horizon

Will you and I get to go to space soon? We’ve got exciting updates on Commercial Space Stations. Blue Origin’s private Orbital Reef space station has just passed a key design review called a system definition review (SDR) with NASA, and the new floating structure is expected to begin operations in 2027. “This SDR moves […]

Goodyear Joins Lockheed Martin to Commercialize Lunar Mobility

Goodyear Joins Lockheed Martin to Commercialize Lunar Mobility

Vehicle Tires Designed for Extreme Temperatures in One Sixth Gravity on Crater-Filled Terrain The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company supplied essential products for NASA’s Apollo program, including the Apollo 11 mission which landed on the Moon 53 years ago today. The company will continue that tradition—focusing on lunar vehicle tires—by joining Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) in its development […]

U.S. Air Force And Lockheed Martin Successfully Complete ARRW Hypersonic Boosted Test Flight

U.S. Air Force And Lockheed Martin Successfully Complete ARRW Hypersonic Boosted Test Flight

The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin successfully conducted a hypersonic-boosted flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) from the service’s B-52H Stratofortress. The successful flight demonstrates the weapon’s ability to reach and withstand operational hypersonic speeds, collect crucial data for use in further flight tests, and validate safe separation from the […]

Aerojet Rocketdyne selected by Lockheed Martin to power DARPA OpFires missile

Aerojet Rocketdyne selected by Lockheed Martin to power DARPA OpFires missile

Aerojet Rocketdyne has been selected by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control to build an advanced solid rocket motor booster for the second stage of a U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) hypersonic weapon system, known as Operational Fires, or OpFires. “We continue to push the envelope in our hypersonic propulsion technologies, whether by […]

DARPA, AFRL, Lockheed Martin And Aerojet Rocketdyne Team Successfully Demonstrate HAWC, Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept

DARPA, AFRL, Lockheed Martin And Aerojet Rocketdyne Team Successfully Demonstrate HAWC, Hypersonic Air-Breathing Weapon Concept

Historic Hypersonic Flight The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Rocketdyne team successfully flight tested the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept (HAWC). This historic flight reached speeds in excess of Mach 5, altitudes greater than 65,000 feet and furthers the understanding of operations in the high-speed flight […]

Nanoracks is Building our “Jetsons” Future

Starlab, planned to be operational by 2027, will support people in a large inflatable habitat, which will be built by Lockheed Martin. It will also feature a metallic docking node, a 60kW power and propulsion element, and a large robotic arm for servicing cargo and external payloads. An onboard laboratory system will host research, science, […]

Meet Callisto, the AI Going to the Moon

Meet Callisto, the AI Going to the Moon

It turns out NASA’s uncrewed Artemis I mission to the Moon will have one crew member after all, and it’s not human. Lockheed Martin, the company that designed and built the Orion spacecraft which will head NASA’s Artemis missions to the Moon, announced Wednesday that a new artificial intelligence (AI) will fly onboard the uncrewed […]

Starlab is Coming…

Exclusive coverage of the first commercial multifunctional LEO Space Station Nanoracks spent the last decade mastering the commercial operation of space stations, meeting customer demand, charting market growth, and self-investing in private hardware on the ISS. Based on this experience, we are excited to introduce Starlab, a continuously crewed commercial platform supporting a business designed […]