Tag: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Antares Rocket Blasts off from Virginia on Commercial Cygnus NASA Resupply Mission to ISS – Breaking US Launch Scrub Scene

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL SPACE FORCE STATION, FL –  The US launch curse emanating from the Florida Space Coast was at last briefly broken – though not in Florida – by the successful launch of the Northrop Grumman Antares rocket Friday evening at 9:16 p.m. ET from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Oct. 2 on Virginia’s eastern shore

Minotaur IV Launches 1st Classified NRO mission from NASA Wallops

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL –  A Northrop Grumman Minotaur IV rocket successfully launched a top secret mission with four classified payloads for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) this morning and its was the first ever from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia Space Coast shore. This mission, named NROL-129, is the first U.S. Space Force (USSF)

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Primary Mirror Passes Deployment Test, COVID-19 Crisis Suspends Work: Video

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM – 1 April 2020 CAPE CANAVERAL, FL – The team building NASA’s mammoth James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) recently accomplished a major milestone – namely fully deployed its 21 foot (6.5 meter) primary mirror into the same configuration it will have when it is carrying out astronomical observations in space. However, NASA has also suspended virtually

Blue Origin Announces National Team for NASA’s Artemis Human Lunar Landing Program

For SpaceUpClose.com & RocketSTEM CAPE CANAVERAL, FL- The race to develop a human lunar lander for NASA’s new Artemis program to a great leap forward this week when Blue Origin’s founder billionaire Jeff Bezos announced the formation of a ‘national team’ of four highly experienced US industrial giants – including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Draper Labs and Blue Origin –