spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


Northrop Grumman tests OmegA first stage motor
Posted: Sun, Jun 2, 2019, 10:19 AM ET (1419 GMT)
Northrop Grumman said a static-fire test of the first stage of its OmegA rocket was a success despite an apparent anomaly near the end. The company ignited the solid-propellant first stage motor at its Utah test site Thursday, firing it for 122 seconds. In the final seconds of the burn, video showed debris coming off the nozzle of the motor. Company officials said later in the day they considered it a "successful test" but acknowledged that the aft exit cone region was "doing something a little strange that we need to go further look into." That investigation won't affect plans for a static-fire test of the rocket's second stage motor, scheduled for August or September.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Vector replaces CEO and suspends operations
Posted: Mon, Aug 12 4:03 PM ET (2003 GMT)

Atlas 5 launches AEHF-5 communications satellite
Posted: Mon, Aug 12 4:00 PM ET (2000 GMT)

Ariane 5 launches two communications satellites
Posted: Mon, Aug 12 3:58 PM ET (1958 GMT)

news links
Saturday, August 17
Florida's Space Coast is booming with commercial activity
WFTV Orlando — 10:34 am ET (1434 GMT)
Northrop Grumman setting up shop inside NASA's VAB
WOFL-TV Orlando — 10:33 am ET (1433 GMT)
Virgin Galactic Unveils Its New Space Base, but No Flights Yet
Bloomberg News — 10:29 am ET (1429 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list