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  • FARNBOROUGH: UK-FAA axis looks to nail space tourism regulation


    The UK is laying the groundwork for a commercial space transportation industry by opening a consultation on a site for a possible spaceport and looking across the Atlantic for guidance on how to regulate the nascent business of ferrying passengers to space.


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  • ANALYSIS: ATV era opens final chapter with 'flawless' space station docking


    The International Space Station marked the end of an era on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 with a “flawless” arrival by the...


  • UK spaceport plans geared to boost small satellite business


    ​The UK is laying the groundwork for a commercial space transport industry by opening a consultation on a site for a...


  • FARNBOROUGH: RAF Typhoons to get Storm Shadow


    RAF Typhoons will from mid-2016 be armed with MBDA’s long-range bunker-busting Storm Shadow cruise missile, following a...


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  • Astrotech shareholders approve sale to Lockheed Martin

    News | 21 Aug 2014 11:23 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Shareholders in loss-making launch preparation services provider Astrotech have voted in favour of a deal announced on 29 May to sell essentially all of the company to Lockheed Martin, for $61 million. Astrotech, which provides final testing, fueling, encapsulation and day-of launch support from Cape Canaveral and Vandenburg AFB, describes its 18-month backlog as “relatively healthy” but in the nine months to end-March lost $4.8 million before taxes on revenue of $10.8 million. In its full year to 30 June 2013, Astrotech lost $723,000 before taxes on revenue of $24 million.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Astrotech-shareholders-approve-sale-to-Lockheed-Martin-402905/
  • ANALYSIS: Sustainable fuel future is in reach – but ‘only with government support’

    News | 15 Aug 2014 15:51 | Dan Thisdell

    All forecasts point to dramatic growth in aviation over the coming decades – but can more flights and more passengers be accommodated without a significant increase in CO₂ emissions? A grouping of UK industry players including manufacturers, airlines, airports and air navigation service providers believes it is, indeed, possible – but only if the government takes active steps to support the development of biofuels.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Sustainable-fuel-future-is-in-reach-but-only-with-government-support-402740/
  • ANALYSIS: Meteor shower-tracking ISS camera to focus on threats in orbit

    News | 15 Aug 2014 07:58 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The International Space Station is set to be fitted with a camera dedicated to tracking meteor showers, in a bid to better understand these spectacular events – and hopefully improve our data on orbiting debris, man-made and natural, so as to help position spacecraft to avoid collisions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Meteor-shower-tracking-ISS-camera-to-focus-on-threats-in-orbit-402704/
  • ANALYSIS: ATV era opens final chapter with 'flawless' space station docking

    News | 13 Aug 2014 14:28 | Dan Thisdell

    The International Space Station marked the end of an era on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 with a “flawless” arrival by the fifth and final resupply flight in ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle programmehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-ATV-era-opens-final-chapter-with-flawless-space-station-docking-402656/
  • Steering a rover from orbit? No problem now, says ESA

    News | 08 Aug 2014 16:25 | Dan Thisdell

    ​When astronauts finally one day arrive at an alien world, they might want to send a robot advance party down to check out the surface before committing themselves to landing – but controlling a rover from space is far from straightforward, as the orbiting driver would only have intermittent line of sight contact with a ground vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Steering-a-rover-from-orbit-No-problem-now-says-ESA-402540/
  • Rosetta arrival marks "new chapter" in solar system exploration

    News | 07 Aug 2014 16:00 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The European Space Agency this week declared open a “new chapter in Solar System exploration” when its Rosetta spacecraft achieved the first-ever rendezvous with a comet.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rosetta-arrival-marks-new-chapter-in-solar-system-exploration-402484/