Tag: SNC

  • Is US Manned Space Program falling behind?

    Since the Space Shuttle completed it’s last flight the US has had to rely on Russia to launch manned missions to the International Space Station, and this will continue for at least two more years. There are currently two countries with the ability to launch manned missions Russia and China, there are five others US,…

  • Weekly Space Blog 6/13

    Orbital ISS Launched Delayed again The ORB-2 Cygnus cargo mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been delayed again due to the on-going investigation into an AJ26 engine failure last month during testing. ┬áThe Antares rocket which launches the Cygnus spacecraft uses two of the AJ26 engines on the first stage to orbit. The…

  • And then there were two

    With the arrival of the Cygnus spacecraft at the International Space Station the US now has two commercial suppliers to deliver cargo to the station. ┬áSince the retirement of the shuttle and before SpaceX and Orbital Sciences the US was reliant on International Partners Russia, ESA and Japan to deliver cargo. There are now five…