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News from 2019 International Aeronautics Congress (IAC)

Posted: Oct. 28, 2019

Space News summarizes some of the top stories from the IAC Conference in Washington D.C. The 70th International Astronautical Congress called space agencies, astronauts and scientists from all over the world to Washington, D.C. in October 2019 to discuss the latest discoveries, missions and ideas for space exploration. Many of our CSBR companies and partners were in attendance – United Launch Alliance, Astroscale, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Teledyne Technologies to name a few. Next year’s conference will be held on October 14 – 16, in Dubai, UAE.

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Nominate Your Company for Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year

Posted: Oct. 29, 2019

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New Spacesuit, New Inspiration For Students & Staff In University Of Colorado Aerospace Department

It’s been a historic week for NASA, first with the unveiling of the new American spacesuit to be used in the next mission to the moon, then with the rescheduling of the first-ever all female spacewalk that had been previously postponed because an issue with the suit. Both announcements have the staff and students in the University of Colorado’s Aerospace department excited for the future.

“It makes us really all believe we are going to the moon we are going to be doing geology on that planet’s surface. We are going to be doing science and exploring, and that captures the imagination of everyone,” Assistant Professor Allison Anderson said.

CBS4’s Karen Morfitt interviews Allison Anderson. (credit: CBS)

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SNC's Dream Chaser Spacecraft Primary Structure Arrives in Colorado

Press Release From: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security leader owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, announces the arrival of the primary vehicle structure to the company’s Colorado production facility, kicking off full assembly of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft ahead of its first mission for NASA in 2021. The structure is the largest piece of technology to make up Dream Chaser and the most advanced high-temperature composite spaceframe ever built.

“It’s an extraordinary engineering and manufacturing accomplishment,” said Eren Ozmen, chairwoman and president of SNC. “Our team has been looking forward to this day for a long time so that we can fully assemble America’s spaceplane in preparation for its first mission for NASA.”

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NASA Funds CubeSat Pathfinder Mission to Unique Lunar Orbit

NASA has awarded a $13.7 million contract to Advanced Space of Boulder, Colorado, to develop and operate a CubeSat mission to the same lunar orbit targeted for Gateway – an orbiting outpost astronauts will visit before descending to the surface of the Moon in a landing system as part of NASA’s Artemis program.

The Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) is expected to be the first spacecraft to operate in a near rectilinear halo orbit around the Moon. In this unique orbit, the CubeSat will rotate together with the Moon as it orbits Earth and will pass as close as 1,000 miles and as far as 43,500 miles from the lunar surface.

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