January 2002 Space News
- ATK Propulsion Systems Support Successful Sea-Based Missile Defense Test ATK 31 Jan 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems)(NYSE: ATK) said its Mk 136 Third-Stage Rocket Motor (TSRM) and Solid Divert and Attitude Control System (SDACS) operated successfully in support of an intercept of a ballistic missile target in space by a STANDARD Missile-3 (SM-3) during a Jan. 25 Sea-based Missile Defense System (SMD) flight test off the Hawaii coast.
- SATELLITE RE-ENTERS VOA 31 Jan 2002-- The U-S space agency NASA says a scientific satellite, launched a decade ago to study ultra-violet radiation, has fallen back to earth, breaking up into pieces as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere
- Boeing to Ship NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite to Florida for March Launch Boeing 30 Jan 2002 -- A Boeing-built Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) will ship today via a C-17 aircraft to Kennedy Space Center, Fla., to undergo final preparations for its March launch aboard an Atlas IIA rocket
- Boeing Rocketdyne Chooses Design for Next-Generation Reusable Rocket Engine Boeing 28 Jan 2002 -- The rocket engine configuration selected by the design team at the Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power unit of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) for Boeing's propulsion system entry in NASA's Space Launch Initiative (SLI) will provide greater reliability while increasing safety for future space flight crews.
- Aegis Weapon System Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target Lockheed Martin 26 Jan 2002 -- The Lockheed Martin-developed Aegis Weapon System successfully guided a Standard Missile-3 to an intercept of a Theater Ballistic Missile (TBM) target over the Pacific Ocean last night.
- SPACE STATION / SPACEWALK VOA 25 Jan 2002-- A Russian cosmonaut and U-S astronaut took a walk in space Thursday to perform maintenance on the international space station
- Navy Will Test Anti-Missile Rocket Over Pacific Ocean Washington File 25 Jan 2002-- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Navy will test an anti-missile rocket fired from a guided- missile cruiser over the Pacific Ocean January 25.
- Delta IV to Support First West Coast EELV Mission Boeing 19 Jan 2002 -- The arrival of the Boeing Delta IV rocket at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), Calif., puts the U.S. Air Force one step closer to launching its first West Coast Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) mission.
- Boeing-Led Missile Defense Program has Major Economic Impact on Alabama/Tennessee Region Boeing 17 Jan 2002 -- A recently completed economic impact study shows the Boeing-led Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) program is a powerful economic force in the Tennessee Valley, having generated significant cash flow and created thousands of jobs for the region.
- ATK Rocket Motors Successfully Launch Military Communications Satellite Aboard Titan IV B Rocket ATK 16 Jan 2002 -- TK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) said solid propulsion rocket motors manufactured by two ATK Aerospace Group companies helped launch a Department of Defense Milstar II communications satellite into orbit from a Lockheed Martin Titan IV B rocket on Jan. 15.
- EADS and BAE SYSTEMS to strengthen efficiency of their space activities BAE Systems 16 Jan 2002 -- Amsterdam, London -- EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company and BAE Systems are to strengthen the efficiency of their space activities in order to substantially improve profitability in a difficult market environment.
- EADS and BAE SYSTEMS to strengthen efficiency of their space activities EADS 16 Jan 2002 -- EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company and BAE SYSTEMS are to strengthen the efficiency of their space activities in order to substantially improve profitability in a difficult market environment.
- Boeing Launch Services Announces Contract with Intelsat for Sea Launch Mission Boeing 15 Jan 2002 -- Boeing Launch Services, Inc. (BLS), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA], today announced an agreement with Intelsat LLC, for a launch on a Sea Launch rocket in 2003.
- Lockheed Martin-built Titan IV B and Milstar II Satellite Combine for a Successful U.S. Air Force Launch Lockheed Martin 15 Jan 2002 -- With a thunderous roar, a Titan IV B rocket opened a new year of space missions from this seaside launch complex as it lifted off with a Milstar II military communications satellite on board.
- U.S. Air Force Ready To Launch Lockheed Martin-built Milstar Satellite Lockheed Martin 10 Jan 2002 -- A U.S. Air Force Milstar II military communications satellite is ready for liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 15, aboard a Titan IVB launch vehicle.
- The choice made by Hispasat for the building of the satellite Amazonas is an acknowledgment of EADS technologies competitiveness in the spatial field EADS 07 Jan 2002 -- EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company welcomes the choice made by Hispasat, first operator of satellite communications in the Hispanic and Portuguese-speaking world, to entrust it's subsidiary Astrium with the building of the Amazonas satellite.
- Air Force Accepts New Missile Warning Control Station from Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin 07 Jan 2002 -- The United States Air Force has declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the new ground control station that operates the nation's network of satellites used to detect and track missile launches around the world.
- ORBITAL SELECTED BY JPL FOR $80 MILLION CONTRACT TO DESIGN AND BUILD FIRST MAIN-BELT ASTEROID SPACECRAFT Orbital Sciences Corp. 03 Jan 2002 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) has been selected to develop and build the first spacecraft designed to orbit main-belt asteroids, the company announced.
- BOEING SATELLITE SYSTEMS AUTHORIZED TO PROCURE LAUNCH SERVICES FOR U.S. NAVY'S UFO F-11 SATELLITE Boeing 02 Jan 2002 -- Boeing Satellite Systems (BSS), a unit of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), has received a contract modification authorizing the procurement of launch services for UFO F-11.
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