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NASA SLS megarocket shortage causes tug-of-war between moon missions, Europa exploration

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NASA SLS megarocket shortage causes tug-of-war between moon missions, Europa exploration

NASA SLS megarocket shortage causes tug-of-war between moon missions, Europa exploration

You can't send a spacecraft to the outer solar system with no rocket.

NASA Has Committed to a Rocket for the Europa Mission—and It Won’t Be Ready on Time

NASA Has Committed to a Rocket for the Europa Mission—and It Won’t Be Ready on Time

Although alternatives such as SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy exist, the space agency is legally required to launch its Europa Clipper spacecraft on the behind-schedule Space Launch System

Compatibility issue adds new wrinkle to Europa Clipper launch vehicle selection

Compatibility issue adds new wrinkle to Europa Clipper launch vehicle selection

A long-running debate about how to launch a NASA mission to Jupiter is now further complicated by potential launch vehicle technical issues.

NASA’s large SLS rocket unlikely to fly before at least late 2021

NASA’s large SLS rocket unlikely to fly before at least late 2021

"NASA has not been good at setting realistic budget and schedules."

NASA IG to Congress: Let Space Agency Select Europa Clipper Launchers

NASA IG to Congress: Let Space Agency Select Europa Clipper Launchers

“Congress could reduce risks to both the Europa mission and Artemis program while potentially saving taxpayers up to $1 billion by providing NASA the flexibility in forthcoming fiscal year ...

NASA May Skip Its Megarocket and Use Private Booster for Orion Moon Trip

NASA May Skip Its Megarocket and Use Private Booster for Orion Moon Trip

NASA is considering launching its Orion crew capsule on a commercial rocket rather than the Space Launch System, the agency's own megarocket that is currently under development.

NASA's mission to the moon is about far more than cost

NASA's mission to the moon is about far more than cost

Decisions about what systems the U.S. will deploy to the moon and Mars do not easily boil down to a simplistic cost equation.

Administration proposes the end of EUS while Administrator considers full Exploration manifest rewrite

Administration proposes the end of EUS while Administrator considers full Exploration manifest rewrite

Alongside last week’s Trump Administration budget proposal to cancel future Space Launch System (SLS) upgrades, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced additional changes are being ...

Rethinking EM-1, and SLS

Rethinking EM-1, and SLS

“We do know that we are reassessing those dates to see if that date will work based on making sure that we have a vehicle ready, and ready to go fly safely.” She added that NASA was “doing ...

Surprise NASA Announcement Puts Future Of New Mega-Rocket In Doubt

Surprise NASA Announcement Puts Future Of New Mega-Rocket In Doubt

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine's announcement could have huge implications for the future of spaceflight.

China aims to launch a rocket larger than NASA's SLS in 2028

China aims to launch a rocket larger than NASA's SLS in 2028

China is working on a super heavy lift rocket, named Long March 9, which will allow the country to carry out a number of major robotic interplanetary and crewed lunar missions, with the ...

Michigan Company, Futuramic Helps Build NASA Moon Rocket and Accelerate Moon Missions

Michigan Company, Futuramic Helps Build NASA Moon Rocket and Accelerate Moon Missions

NASA is working to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024, and Michigan is helping make it happen.

Boeing said Friday it will implement more rigorous testing to catch software problems found during the CST-100 Starliner's uncrewed test flight in December.

Boeing said Friday it will implement more rigorous testing to catch software problems found during the CST-100 Starliner's uncrewed test flight in December.

The FCC voted Friday to approve a C-band spectrum plan that includes $9.7 billion in incentives to satellite operators to clear spectrum for 5G uses. [SpaceNews] Boeing said Friday it will ...

Boeing Builds Rocket Stages for NASA’s Artemis Missions

Boeing Builds Rocket Stages for NASA’s Artemis Missions

NASA and Boeing initiated a contract for the production of 10 Space Launch System core stages and up to eight Exploration Upper Stages to support the third through the twelfth Artemis ...

NASA successfully tests Orion launch abort system before moon flights

NASA successfully tests Orion launch abort system before moon flights

Officials hailed an action-packed three-minute test flight Tuesday over Cape Canaveral that exercised the Orion spacecraft’s launch abort rocket, a key safety system on the capsule NASA is ...

NASA considers shifting a key test flight beyond the moon to commercial rockets

NASA considers shifting a key test flight beyond the moon to commercial rockets

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told a Senate hearing today that his agency is looking into an option to double up commercial launch vehicles in order to keep a crucial test mission for ...