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  • Solar Impulse appeal is selfie-evident


    Selfie sticks have been banned in many public spaces, but Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard clearly likes the idea – catching this snap of himself piloting the solar-only aircraft over 1,344km and 17hr 22min from Chongqing to Nanjing, the sixth leg of a 12-hop round-the-world adventure that ​began in Abu Dhabi on 9 March.


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  • Russian space dreams hit budget crunch


    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad week, with the 22 April failure of an experimental military launcher and, to...


  • SpaceX launch triumph falls short of rocket stage recovery


    Private-sector spaceflight company SpaceX chalked up a partial success on 14 April, launching its supplies-laden Dragon...


  • INTERIORS: Malaysia Airlines signs for SITA tracking


    Malaysia Airlines will introduce a global flight tracking system from mid-2015, the launch customer for a new SITA...


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  • Solar Impulse appeal is selfie-evident

    News | 23 Apr 2015 17:16 | Dan Thisdell

    Selfie sticks have been banned in many public spaces, but Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard clearly likes the idea – catching this snap of himself piloting the solar-only aircraft over 1,344km and 17hr 22min from Chongqing to Nanjing, the sixth leg of a 12-hop round-the-world adventure that ​began in Abu Dhabi on 9 March.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Solar-Impulse-appeal-is-selfie-evident-411540/
  • Russian space dreams hit budget crunch

    News | 23 Apr 2015 15:33 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad week, with the 22 April failure of an experimental military launcher and, to add insult to injury, the apparent cancellation of a super-heavy-lift rocket programme owing to swingeing budget cuts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russian-space-dreams-hit-budget-crunch-411536/
  • ANALYSIS: Sharp eye and laser blasts promise to clean up space junk

    News | 22 Apr 2015 16:46 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Spacecraft, by nature, are delicate machines; they are certainly not designed cope with being hit by an exploding hand grenadehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Sharp-eye-and-laser-blasts-promise-to-clean-up-space-junk-411449/
  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'

    News | 22 Apr 2015 16:24 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic expects to begin testing a second SpaceShipTwo this year to replace the suborbital rocketplane lost in last year’s fatal test flight crash.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-to-test-new-spaceship-this-year-411492/
  • SpaceX launch triumph falls short of rocket stage recovery

    News | 16 Apr 2015 14:41 | Dan Thisdell

    Private-sector spaceflight company SpaceX chalked up a partial success on 14 April, launching its supplies-laden Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, but failing to recover the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket – which crashed on a barge meant to receive it following a powered descent.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceX-launch-triumph-falls-short-of-rocket-stage-recovery-411299/
  • INTERIORS: Panasonic outlines wi-fi ambitions

    News | 16 Apr 2015 10:51 | Dan Thisdell

    Panasonic Avionics expects to install its in-flight connectivity systems in nearly 12,000 narrowbodies over the next 10 years.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/INTERIORS-Panasonic-outlines-wi-fi-ambitions-411254/