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NASA, partners formally unveil the X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft - News

January 15, 2024

PALMDALE, Calif. NASA and its design partners officially rolled out the X-59 quiet supersonic research aircraft on Friday, January 12, at prime contractor Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works facility Palmdale, California. The X-59 is the centerpiece of NASA’s Quesst mission, which aims to make sonic booms quieter, one of the major challenges to supersonic flight over land.


NASA selects innovative concept awardees for 2024 - News

January 05, 2024

WASHINGTON. NASA chose its Phase 1 awardees in the 2024 NIAC [NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts] program, an endeavor that funds ideas NASA thinks could innovate for the greater good and transform future agency missions.


Autonomous spaceplane mission launches under U.S. Space Force flag - News

January 02, 2024

NASA--KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla.  The U.S. Space Force successfully launched the X-37B orbital test vehicle (OTV), an autonomous spaceplane, into orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, marking the start of the OTV's seventh mission.


Space-antenna project gets NASA and NRL support - News

October 27, 2023

WASHINGTON. A different type of space antenna will be getting a ride to space on a 6U CubeSat as part of NASA's Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) 43 mission, slated for launch in March 2024. 


Supersonic X-59 flight rescheduled by NASA for 2024 - News

October 13, 2023

PALMDALE, California. NASA's Quesst mission has revised the inaugural flight date for the X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft to 2024, according to a recent statement from the agency.


NASA names four small mission studies to protect satellites, communications - News

October 02, 2023

WASHINGTON. NASA has chosen four small explorer missions to conduct concept studies -- aimed at gathering information about the dynamics of the sun and related phenomena -- with the intention of gaining insight into how the agency can better protect satellites, astronauts, and communications signals. 


NASA CubeSat mission reports successful launch of & contact with autonomous swarm - News

August 14, 2023

LAFAYETTE, Colo. Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) -- a subsidiary of RTX -- announced the successful launch and initial contact with CubeSats for the NASA Starling mission, a technology demonstration aimed at proving the success of cooperative groups of spacecraft operating in a swarm, or an autonomous, synchronous manner.