PICTURES: Russia’s Mini Research Module 1

credit: SpacehabRussia’s S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia built Mini Research Module (MRM1) will be taken to ISS on mission STS-132, the Space Shuttle Discovery’s last known mission scheduled for April 2010. The MRM1 will carry in it...

NASA’s Ares I-X slips to July 2009

credit: NASA / caption: but when in ’09?The latest Space Shuttle programme manifest shows the Ares I-X launch put back to 11 July 2009, assuming a 12 May date next year for the lift-off of Hubble Space Telescope (HST) servicing mission four (SM4),...

Ares I Electric TVC dreams

credit: NASA / caption: Shuttle SRB aft skirt’s thrust vector control hydrazine powered hydraulic systemOn 5 August NASA released a pre-solicitation synopsis for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for its Ares [I crew launch vehicle solid rocket booster...