93 relations: Advanced Extremely High Frequency, Air & Space/Smithsonian, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Space Command, Airframe, Amateur astronomy, Atlas V, Atmospheric entry, Avatar (spacecraft), Avionics, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Boeing Phantom Works, Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar, Boeing X-40, Buran (spacecraft), California, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Centaur (rocket stage), Ceramic, Classified information in the United States, CST-100 Starliner, Daily Mail, DARPA, DARPA Falcon Project, Delta IV, Delta-v, Dream Chaser, Edwards Air Force Base, Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle, Florida Today, Fuselage, Gallium arsenide, Glider (aircraft), Guidance system, Guinness World Records, Hall effect thruster, Heat shield, Hydrogen peroxide, Hypersonic speed, Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, International Business Times, International Space Station, JP-8, Kennedy Space Center, Landing gear, Launch vehicle, Lithium-ion battery, Lockheed NF-104A, Los Angeles Times, Low Earth orbit, ..., Mach number, Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave, California, Mother ship, NASA, National Space Science Data Center, Orbital Sciences X-34, Orbital Space Plane Program, Palmdale, California, Programme for Reusable In-orbit Demonstrator in Europe, Project 921-3, Reconnaissance satellite, Reusable launch system, Robotic spacecraft, Saturn-Shuttle, Scaled Composites White Knight, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Silicon dioxide, Skylon (spacecraft), Soviet Union, Space Foundation, Space Launch Initiative, Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, Space Shuttle orbiter, Spacecraft, Spaceplane, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Pentagon, The Register, The Times, Tiangong-1, United States, United States Air Force, United States Air Force Plant 42, United States Department of Defense, United States Secretary of the Air Force, USA-212, USA-226, USA-240, Vandenberg Air Force Base, William L. Shelton. Expand index (43 more) » « Shrink index
Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Air Force Space Command.
Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine is a bimonthly magazine put out by the National Air and Space Museum.
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is a scientific research organization operated by the United States Air Force Materiel Command dedicated to leading the discovery, development, and integration of affordable aerospace warfighting technologies, planning and executing the Air Force science and technology program, and provide warfighting capabilities to United States air, space, and cyberspace forces.
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) is a major command of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
The airframe of an aircraft is its mechanical structure.
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Amateur astronomy is a hobby whose participants enjoy watching the sky, and the abundance of objects found in it with the unaided eye, binoculars, or telescopes.
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Atlas V is an active expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family.
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Atmospheric entry is the movement of an object into and through the gases of a planet's atmosphere from outer space.
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AVATAR (अवतार) (from "Aerobic Vehicle for Transatmospheric Hypersonic Aerospace TrAnspoRtation") is a concept for a unmanned single-stage reusable spaceplane capable of horizontal takeoff and landing, by India's Defence Research and Development Organization along with Indian Space Research Organization and other research institutions.
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Avionics are the electronic systems used on aircraft, artificial satellites, and spacecraft.
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Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) formerly known as Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) is a unit of The Boeing Company responsible for defense and aerospace products and services.
The Phantom Works division is the advanced prototyping arm of the Defense and Security side of The Boeing Company.
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The Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar ("Dynamic Soarer") was a United States Air Force (USAF) program to develop a spaceplane that could be used for a variety of military missions, including reconnaissance, bombing, space rescue, satellite maintenance, and as a space interceptor to sabotage enemy satellites.
The Boeing X-40A Space Maneuver Vehicle was a test platform for the X-37 Future-X Reusable Launch Vehicle.
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Buran (Бура́н,, Snowstorm or Blizzard) was the first space shuttle orbiter to be produced as part of the Soviet/Russian Buran program.
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California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) (known as Cape Kennedy Air Force Station from 1963 to 1973) is an installation of the United States Air Force Space Command's 45th Space Wing, headquartered at nearby Patrick Air Force Base.
Centaur is a rocket stage designed for use as the upper stage of space launch vehicles and is currently used on the Atlas V. Centaur boosts its satellite payload to geosynchronous orbit or, in the case of an interplanetary space probe, to or near to escape velocity.
A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic solid material comprising metal, nonmetal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.
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The United States government classification system is established under Executive Order 13526, the latest in a long series of executive orders on the topic.
The CST-100 Starliner (Crew Space Transportation) crew capsule is a spacecraft design under construction by Boeing in collaboration with Bigelow Aerospace as their entry for NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program.
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The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust.
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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.
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The DARPA Falcon Project (Force Application and Launch from CONtinental United States) is a two-part joint project between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the United States Air Force (USAF) and is part of Prompt Global Strike.
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Delta IV is an expendable launch system in the Delta rocket family.
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Delta-v (literally "change in velocity"), symbolised as Δv and pronounced delta-vee, as used in spacecraft flight dynamics, is a measure of the impulse that is needed to perform a maneuver such as launch from, or landing on a planet or moon, or in-space orbital maneuver.
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The Dream Chaser is a reusable crewed suborbital and orbital lifting-body spaceplane being developed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems.
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Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force installation in southern California, located approximately northeast of Lancaster and east of Rosamond.
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) is an expendable launch system program of the United States Air Force (USAF), intended to assure access to space for Department of Defense and other United States government payloads.
Florida Today is the major daily newspaper serving Brevard County.
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The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section that holds crew and passengers or cargo.
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Gallium arsenide (GaAs) is a compound of the elements gallium and arsenic.
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A glider is a heavier-than-air aircraft that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its lifting surfaces, and whose free flight does not depend on an engine.
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A guidance system is a virtual or physical device, or a group of devices implementing a guidance process used for controlling the movement of a ship, aircraft, missile, rocket, satellite, or any other moving object.
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Guinness World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 1998 as The Guinness Book of Records and in previous U.S. editions as The Guinness Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.
In spacecraft propulsion, a Hall effect thruster (HET) is a type of ion thruster in which the propellant is accelerated by an electric field.
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A heat shield is designed to shield a substance from absorbing excessive heat from an outside source by either dissipating, reflecting or simply absorbing the heat.
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Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound with the formula.
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In aerodynamics, a hypersonic speed is one that is highly supersonic.
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The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is an European Space Agency (ESA) experimental suborbital re-entry vehicle (spaceplane prototype) to validate European reusable launchers, evaluated in the frame of the Future Launchers Preparatory Programme (FLPP), and developed under the leadership of the NGL Prime SpA company.
The International Business Times is an online news publication, comprising seven national editions and four languages.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit.
JP-8, or JP8 (for "Jet Propellant 8") is a jet fuel, specified and used widely by the US military.
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The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Launch Operations Center which supports Launch Complex 39 (LC-39), originally built for the Saturn V, the largest and most powerful operational launch vehicle in history, for the Apollo manned Moon landing program proposed by President John F. Kennedy.
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Landing gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft, and is used in both takeoff and landing.
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In spaceflight, a launch vehicle or carrier rocket is a rocket used to carry a payload from Earth's surface into outer space.
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A lithium-ion battery (sometimes Li-ion battery or LIB) is a member of a family of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging.
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The Lockheed NF-104A was an American mixed power, high-performance, supersonic aerospace trainer that served as a low-cost astronaut training vehicle for the X-15 and projected X-20 Dyna-Soar programs.
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The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
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A low Earth orbit (LEO) is an orbit around Earth with an altitude between (orbital period of about 88 minutes), and (about 127 minutes).
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In fluid dynamics, the Mach number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.
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A retired Boeing 767-200 that flew for Ansett Australia being cut open for scrap at Mojave Airport The Mojave Air and Space Port, also known as the Civilian Aerospace Test Centre, is located in Mojave, California, at an elevation of.
Mojave (formerly, Mohave) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kern County, California, United States.
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A mother ship, mothership or mother-ship is a large vehicle that leads, serves, or carries other smaller vehicles.
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.
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The National Space Science Data Center serves as the permanent archive for NASA space science mission data.
The Orbital Sciences X-34 was intended to be a low-cost testbed for demonstrating "key technologies" which could be integratad into the Reusable Launch Vehicle program.
The Orbital Space Plane (OSP) program was a NASA concept in the early 2000s designed to support the International Space Station requirements for crew rescue, crew transport and contingency cargo such as supplies, food and other needed equipment.
Palmdale is a city in the center of northern Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California.
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The Programme for Reusable In-orbit Demonstrator in Europe (PRIDE) is a European Space Agency (ESA) programme that aims to develop a reusable robotic spacecraft.
Project 921-3 is Manned Spacecraft sub-system of Project 921.
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A reconnaissance satellite (commonly, although unofficially, referred to as a spy satellite) is an Earth observation satellite or communications satellite deployed for military or intelligence applications.
A reusable launch system (or reusable launch vehicle, RLV) is a launch system which is capable of launching a launch vehicle into space more than once.
A robotic spacecraft is an unmanned spacecraft, usually under telerobotic control.
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The Saturn-Shuttle was a preliminary concept of launching the Space Shuttle orbiter using the Saturn V rocket.
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The Scaled Composites Model 318 White Knight (now also called White Knight One) is a jet-powered carrier aircraft used to launch the Scaled Composites SpaceShipOne experimental spacecraft.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is an American privately held electronic systems provider and systems integrator specializing in microsatellites, telemedicine, and commercial orbital transportation services.
Silicon dioxide, also known as silica (from the Latin silex), is a chemical compound that is an oxide of silicon with the chemical formula.
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Skylon is a design for a single-stage-to-orbit spaceplane by the British company Reaction Engines Limited (REL), using SABRE, a combined-cycle, air-breathing rocket propulsion system, potentially reusable for 200 flights.
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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a) abbreviated to USSR (r) or shortened to the Soviet Union (p), was a Marxist–Leninist state on the Eurasian continent that existed between 1922 and 1991.
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Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a Colorado-based nonprofit organization that advocates for all sectors of the global space industry through space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events.
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The Space Launch Initiative (SLI) was a NASA and U.S. Department of Defense joint research and technology project to determine the requirements to meet all the nation’s hypersonics, space launch and space technology needs.
The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when the NASA Space Shuttle orbiter ''Challenger'' (OV-099) (mission STS-51-L) broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members, which included five NASA astronauts and two Payload Specialists.
The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when ''Columbia'' disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.
The Space Shuttle orbiter was the reusable spaceplane component of the Space Shuttle program.
A spacecraft is a vehicle, or machine designed to fly in outer space.
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A spaceplane is an aerospace vehicle that operates as an aircraft in Earth's atmosphere, as well as a spacecraft when it is in space.
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The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.
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The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.
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The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in Arlington County, Virginia.
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The Register (nicknamed El Reg or The Reg) is a British technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee, John Lettice and Ross Alderson.
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The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.
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Tiangong-1 is China's first space station, serving as both a manned laboratory and an experimental testbed to demonstrate orbital rendezvous and docking capabilities.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven American uniformed services.
United States Air Force Plant 42 (Plant 42) is a United States Government aircraft manufacturing plant, used by the United States Air Force.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF, or SAF/OS) is the Head of the Department of the Air Force, a component organization within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.
USA-212 was the first flight of the Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle 1 (X-37B OTV-1), an American unmanned robotic vertical-takeoff, horizontal-landing (VTHL) spaceplane.
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USA-226 is the first flight of the second Boeing X-37B, the Orbital Test Vehicle 2 (X-37B OTV-2), an American unmanned robotic vertical-takeoff, horizontal-landing spaceplane.
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USA-240, also referred to as Orbital Test Vehicle 3 (OTV-3), is the second flight of the first Boeing X-37B, an American unmanned robotic vertical-takeoff, horizontal-landing spaceplane.
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Vandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located northwest of Lompoc, California.
William Lee Shelton (born February 25, 1954) is a former United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the commander of Air Force Space Command from January 5, 2011 to August 15, 2014.
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