Amazon Selects Blue Origin’s New Glenn for 12 Launches
Amazon announced what it claims is the biggest rocket deal in the commercial space industry’s history, signing on with three companies for up to 83 launches of its Project Kuiper internet satellites. The tech giant signed contracts for launches with United Launch Alliance (ULA), Arianespace and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin. Project Kuiper is Amazon’s plan to […]
Kennedy Space Center Teams Win Sustainable Environment Awareness Awards
Three teams at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida earned Fiscal Year 2021 Sustainable Environment Awareness (SEA) Awards and will be recognized during the upcoming 2022 KSC Honor Awards Ceremony this spring. The Phase 1 Utility Energy Service Contract (UESC) Award Team won in the Building Efficiency/Performance Contracts category, the Kimberly-Clark RightCycle Program Team was […]
The Aerospace Alliance looks towards the future.
As we enter this new year, we want to share some of the exciting aviation and aerospace industry goings-on to look out for in 2022. Our region’s investments in talent, infrastructure, site readiness and research continue to attract industries of all sizes. The Alliance states have drawn some of the world’s most recognizable names in the […]
A Steadily Growing Industry
It’s no secret that the aviation and aerospace industry is booming in the four-state Aerospace Alliance region, but exactly how much is it growing? Industry growth rates in the four states consistently and substantially outpace the national averages. And what makes this growth possible? A skilled and available workforce with an ever-increasing talent pipeline. Check […]
NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test Scheduled for Launch
Teams from NASA, Boeing and United Launch Alliance completed a launch readiness review on July 27 ahead of NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 mission to the International Space Station. The launch teams still are “go” for launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on a mission to the microgravity laboratory on the company’s second uncrewed flight test. Launch is scheduled at 2:53 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 30, on a […]
Next Element for NASA’s Moon Rocket Gets Stacked for Artemis I at Kennedy Space Center
Workers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida have stacked the launch vehicle stage adapter atop the Space Launch System rocket’s core stage inside the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). Engineers with Exploration Ground Systems used one of five VAB cranes to lift the adapter almost 250-feet in the air and then slowly lower it on to the core stage. Read more here.
After COVID delay, Pensacola’s 2nd ST Engineering hangar to be complete by September 2022
After a nearly year-long delay because of the pandemic, the second phase of the ST Engineering aircraft, maintenance and repair (MRO) facility at the Pensacola International Airport is getting off the ground. Read more here.
NASA Prepares to Stack Moon Rocket’s Core Stage
The fully stacked twin solid rocket boosters for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket are mated atop the mobile launcher at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as stacking and assembly activities for NASA’s Artemis I mission are underway. Read more here.
Pensacola International Airport Looking to Expand
Pensacola city officials will start looking into expanding the terminal at the Pensacola International Airport (PNS). The airport’s daily travel numbers have moved above pre-pandemic level in the past month. Read more here.
NASA Joins Two Major Artemis II Core Stage Structures
Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans stacked two of three hardware elements for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket in an assembly area in the facility on April 28. Read more here.