Aerospace Highlights

SAMPEX Mission Returns to Earth

Posted November 21, 2012

A NASA satellite — the Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer or SAMPEX — plunged toward Earth on Nov. 13, burning up completely in the atmosphere and closing the book on one of the most productive space weather observation platforms of all time.  More »

Aerospace Employee Receives Highest NASA Honor

Posted November 14, 2012

Peter Phillips, a systems director based at the Goddard Space Flight Center, recently received the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the agency’s highest honor for a non-government employee.  More »

Live Longer and Healthier: Aerospace Champions Wellness

Posted November 12, 2012

It is indeed a fact that we aren’t getting any younger, but what if we could live healthy, active lifestyles well into our 90s just by harnessing some powerful, yet simple, principles that are at our fingertips just for the asking? Aerospace recently became a Designated Blue Zones Worksite, which allows employees to tap into […]  More »

Reentry on the Record

Posted October 03, 2012

The fourth Aerospace-designed Reentry Breakup Recorder returned to Earth Tuesday evening, Oct. 2, after successfully recording data during the reentry and breakup of the European Space Agency’s Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry Edoardo Amaldi, known as ATV-3.  More »

President’s and Trustees’ Awards Go to 17

Posted September 21, 2012

Seventeen employees were presented with the corporation’s highest honors at the 33rd annual President’s and Trustees’ Distinguished Achievement Awards ceremony Sept. 20 at the corporation’s headquarters. The President’s Distinguished Achievement Award was created to recognize an outstanding singular act; a piece of work accomplished over a period of days, weeks, month; or a lengthy sustained […]  More »

Atlas V Delivers Picosats to Orbit

Posted September 17, 2012

An Atlas V rocket lifted off from Vandenberg AFB on Thursday, Sept. 13, carrying a national security satellite as well as 11 CubeSat satellites. Three of them, each weighing 1.3 kg in a 1U form factor, were built by The Aerospace Corporation. The rocket flew in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no […]  More »

Aerospace Instruments Launch on NASA Mission

Posted September 11, 2012

A two-satellite NASA mission to study the Van Allen radiation belts around Earth launched in the predawn darkness Aug. 30 from Cape Canaveral AFS. The satellites were stowed aboard an Atlas V rocket flying in the 401 configuration — a four-meter fairing, no solid-rocket boosters, and one engine in the Centaur upper stage. Each of […]  More »

Gary Pulliam on Commercial Space

Posted August 27, 2012

Gary Pulliam, vice president of Civil and Commercial Operations, will be retiring this fall. Before he leaves Aerospace, we thought we would get his perspective on commercial space and his time at Aerospace. Pulliam has 18 years of experience at Aerospace and has been vice president of Civil and Commercial Operations since 2004. He also […]  More »

History Beckons Commercial Space Industry

Posted August 09, 2012

There are relatively few moments in history when virtually the entire public is in agreement that an event is “historic” at the time the event actually happens. Most great events that are ultimately deemed to be historic by historians, tradition, and public consensus are seen as being history-making moments only in hindsight, frequently after the […]  More »

Aerospace Engineer Pilots C-17 to the Cape

Posted July 20, 2012

Dr. Kamran Aslam, an Aerospace project engineer, recently piloted a C-17 loaded with the next GPS satellite from El Segundo, Calif., to Cape Canaveral, Fla. Aslam, who works in the Aerospace GPS Block IIF program office, is also a captain in the Air Force Reserves, based at March Air Force Base near Riverside. The GPS […]  More »

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