September 26, 2005

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Moon-bound, Again

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Italian Touch

WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS

Something Old …

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Moon-bound, Again

WASHINGTON Mars may be the ultimate target, but continued strong U.S. leadership in human spaceflight is the stated goal of NASA’s tightly focused new plan for lunar exploration. A rigorous scrubbing over the summer held the cost of a return to the Moon as a first step to the Red Planet to what NASA says is 55% of the cost of the Apollo program in inflation-adjusted dollars.

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Italian Touch

Boeing could snag AEW&C order, along with P-8A MMA deal

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Something Old …

Shuttle main engine, solid boosters baselined in Moon plan, along with new methane rocket

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A Capsule

NASA narrows field for CEV competitors

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Satellite Fiasco

Lockheed Martin recaptures lost satellite work as NRO scales back Boeing’s deal

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NASA Exploration Needs Basic Reforms

There’s a big problem with NASA’s exploration plan. It’s the same approach as Apollo: mostly disposable spacecraft, on big NASA-proprietary boosters, flown a few times a year by a standing army of workers—but on a significantly slower schedule.

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Industrial Order

After concentrating on cross-border realignment, German industry now focuses internally

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Decline of the Lynx

Budgetary pressures and shifting requirements cause dwindling of U.K. helicopter numbers

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Role Expansion

Norwegian anti-ship missile may be JSF-bound

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Profit Squeeze

Small French suppliers hit by business failures as risk of foreign takeovers rises

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