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Sierra Nevada Corporation Selected to Develop Manned Deep Space Habitat Design Under NASA NextSTEP-2
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ORBITEC VEGGIE helps to bring a little bit of Earth to outer space
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ORBITEC to fly high in Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser spacecraft
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ORBITEC Awarded NASA Research and Technologies Contract for Aerospace Propulsion Systems
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Astronaut Scott Kelly lauds the nutritional and psychological benefits of ORBITEC’s VEGGIE aboard the ISS
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ORBITEC Expands VORTEX Rocket Engine Family with Successful Demonstration of New Propellants
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Sierra Nevada Corporation Successfully Completes the Acquisition of Orbital Technologies Corporation of Wisconsin
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Sierra Nevada Corporation to Acquire Orbital Technologies Corporation
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For technical information about ORBITEC’s LED lighting advances, here are some references to papers published by ORBITEC staff.
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ORBITEC Wins Four SBIR Awards!
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ORBITEC Completes AS9100 Certification
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ORBITEC’s Rocket Engine Soars Above the Mojave Desert
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Space Station Astronauts to Receive "VEGGIE" Fresh Food Packs
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ORBITEC Vision Engine Press Release
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ORBITEC - Biology In Orbit
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ORBITEC SpaceGarden featured at ASHS
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ORBITEC and Sierra Nevada Space Systems Begin Testing Dream Chaser® Orbital Crew Vehicle Life Support and Thermal Systems
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ORBITEC “grows” NASA business with two new awards
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ORBITEC Engineers Teach Teachers!
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ORBITEC/HMA Ultra High Pressure Systems Suppress Fires in Seconds
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Orbital Technologies Corporation Wins Contract for In-Space Cryogenic Propellant Storage & Transfer

Orbital Technologies Corporation Wins Contract for Cast Aluminum Thrust Chamber Development

Orbital Technologies Corporation Soars with Prime Contract for the Commercial Space Industry
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics SpaceOps Quarterly Newsletter Publishes ORBITEC Tools for Creation
of Just-In-Time 3D Procedural Simulations Article
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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Releases Video Showing What's Next for U.S. Human Spaceflight
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ORBITEC President Tom Crabb Interviewed by In Business Magazine
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ORBITEC Engineer and Manager of Applied Research Market Division Interviewed on "In Business With Jody & Joan" Radio Program
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ORBITEC Wins Two NASA SBIR Phase 1 Awards
[ view Non-Thermal Sanitation by Atmospheric Pressure Plasma briefing chart ]
[ view Hydrogen Generator by Methane Pyrolysis with Carbon Capture briefing chart ]

ORBITEC Delivers First-Ever LED Lighting System for Orbital Science's Cygnus Module Spacecraft Navigation Lighting
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ORBITEC's HMA Fire Kick Starts Sales of its New T4 Extended Diesel Ultra-High Pressure Vehicles with Two Awards from the U.S. Military
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ORBITEC's Space Garden Greenhouse Headed to ISS
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ORBITEC Awarded Patent for All-Terrain, Drive by Wire, High Pressure Fire Fighting Apparatus. The patent number is 7,836,964 and will issue on November 23, 2010. Rory Groonwald and Kris Cozart are the inventors, ORBITEC is the assignee.

ORBITEC Collaborates with Purdue Researchers on Greenhouse LED Lighting Project
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American Society for Horticultural Science Shows ORBITEC's Space Garden at National Science Fair
[ read White House / Office of Science and Technology Policy article ]
[ view pictures ]
[ visit Space Garden website ]

Rockets Land at ORBITEC for Engine Design
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ORBITEC hosts a Workshop in Rocket Science for Educators
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NASA Tests ORBITEC VEGGIE Greenhouse Unit During Desert RATS (Research and Technology Studies)
[ read Discovery Channel story ]
[ read Space.com story ]
[ read Desert RATS overview on NASA webpage ]
[ read about VEGGIE on NASA Habitat Demonstration Unit Technologies webpage ]

Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes ORBITEC and Four Other New Associate Members
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ORBITEC Helps NASA Grow Vegetables in Space
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ORBITEC Earns Multiple NASA Opportunities for Propulsion and Life Support Space Technologies
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ORBITEC President Tom Crabb on AeroInnovate Funding Your Dream panel and AeroInnovate Pitch & Mingle
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United Space Alliance video showcases their Questus Operations Suite Software, in which ORBITEC’s Hypercosm 3D Software was used to help create 3D model-based capabilities of the Instru training module and the Acquiro inventory management system
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ORBITEC Wins NASA Propulsion Contract
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ORBITEC Tests its Carbothermal Regolith Reduction System, Producing Water and Ultimately Oxygen and Hydrogen from Hawaiin Tephra at the Simulated Lunar Field Test Site
[ read Hawaii Tribune Herald article ]
[ view a video explaining carbothermal reduction on YouTube ]
[ view a video showing testing of our carbothermal reduction reactor on Mauna Kea on YouTube ]

ORBITEC Trusted by Bigelow Aerospace to provide Environmental Control and Life Support for Sundancer
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ORBITEC Delivers Readout Device for Liquid Crystal-based Chemical Sensors
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Successful Test of ORBITEC's New Vortex Hybrid Rocket Motor
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ORBITEC Hires Business Development Director
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Air Force Awards ORBITEC $750,000 to Develop Hypercosm 3D Casual Games for Preventive Medical Instruction
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ORBITEC Completes Major Commitments for Commercialization Expansion
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ORBITEC wins subcontract to build a real-time, interactive 3D planning and visualization software tool
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ORBITEC announces new testing services
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ORBITEC runs with Colbert - Madison space company helps build COLBERT Treadmill
[ see WKOW 27 article and video ]

Ready For Takeoff - City Company That Partners With Nasa In Space Is Aiming To Bring Its Products To Earth
[ read Wisconsin State Journal article ]

Orbitec seeking investors for expansion
[ read JS Online Article ]

ORBITEC announces formation of five strategic business units
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ORBITEC celebrates 20th anniversary, Eric Rice appoints Thomas Crabb President and Head of Growth Initiatives
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ORBITEC awarded Plasma Air Decontamination System (PADS II)
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ORBITEC awarded Enhanced Brine Dewatering System (EBDS II)
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Plant Growth Chamber to Launch on Space Shuttle to International Space Station
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R. Clay Burkhalter Named ASQ-Certified Quality Auditor
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Orbitec will use $25 million Air Force contract to make small launch vehicle
[ read Wisconsin Technology Network article ]
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