Top News on Apollo

  • Comet update: Philae running on last scraps of battery power

    ​Philae, the washing-machine-sized lander that the European Space Agency has successfully delivered to the surface of a comet, looks destined to complete just a fraction of its scientific agenda as it counts down the final hours before its batteries run out after an landing system malfunction left its solar panels in the shadow of one of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko’s many irregular surface features.

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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered

    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic...

  • Space Launch System passes major design milestone

    The Space Launch System (SLS) has passed preliminary design review (PDR), a crucial design step for the rocket. The...

  • Obituary: Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong, former US Navy and NASA test pilot who became the first person to walk on the Moon, died on 25 August...

  • News Listings for Apollo

  • ANALYSIS: Canada's Héroux-Devtek gears up for big time after landing 777X deal

    News | 23 Mar 2015 10:07 | Murdo Morrison

    Two years ago, Héroux-Devtek was a distant number three in the civil landing gear market, behind Safran’s Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (MBD) and the former Goodrich business of United Technologies (UTC).
  • DVB refinances Aeromexico 737-700 pair

    News | 19 Mar 2015 12:28 | Olivier Bonnassies

    DVB Bank closed a term loan for Aeromexico, secured by two Boeing 737-700s, earlier this month.
  • ANALYSIS: On Asteroid Day, take a minute to look skyward

    News | 06 Feb 2015 14:47 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Anybody inclined to look at deep-space exploration mission proposals and their associated budgets and ask “why?” could do worse than consider the problem of so-called Near Earth Objects; that’s jargon for big chunks of rock that orbit the Sun – until they actually hit us. As long as they are out in space, call them asteroids; once they get so near as to be visible streaks of light in the sky, call them meteors – enjoy the spectacle and, for good measure, take cover.
  • Airline EETCs to hover at 2014 levels: researchers

    News | 20 Jan 2015 17:06 | Laura Mueller

    Aviation finance researchers see the volume of airline secured and unsecured corporate bonds remaining on par with last year's figures.
  • ABS deal volume could double in 2015: Goldman Sachs

    News | 05 Dec 2014 21:31 | Edward Russell

    ​The volume of asset-backed securitisations (ABS) from lessors is on track to double in 2015, says Goldman Sachs vice-president of structured finance for trade, transport and infrastructure Matthew Little.
  • ANALYSIS: the Airbus A320 aircraft report

    News | 28 Nov 2014 14:23 | Olivier Bonnassies

    The Airbus A320 aircraft, celebrated the 27th anniversary of its maiden flight in February this year.