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  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'


    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.


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  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash


    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following 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...


  • Air launch systems begin to come of age


    An ageing Airbus A300, currently used to train astronauts in zero- g flight, is about to find another use as the first...


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  • 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/
  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash

    News | 15 Jan 2015 14:42 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following the fatal crash of the previous model in October 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-takes-pragmatic-approach-to-fatal-spacecraft-crash-407913/
  • ANALYSIS: NTSB will have no quick answers after Virgin Galactic crash

    News | 06 Nov 2014 12:52 | Stephen Trimble

    Structural failure – not a faulty rocket motor – has quickly emerged as a key focus of the investigation into the 31 October crash of the Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo that killed a test pilot and launched a new crisis for Virgin Galactic and the nascent suborbital space tourism industry.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-NTSB-will-have-no-quick-answers-after-Virgin-Galactic-crash-405675/
  • UK spaceport plans geared to boost small satellite business

    News | 31 Jul 2014 23:00 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The UK is laying the groundwork for a commercial space transport industry by opening a consultation on a site for a spaceport. And it is looking across the Atlantic for guidance on how to regulate the nascent business of ferrying passengers into space – with operations possible from 2018.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-spaceport-plans-geared-to-boost-small-satellite-business-401719/
  • Virgin Galactic 'on track' for 2014 passenger flights

    News | 09 Dec 2013 02:40

    ​Virgin Galactic is holding to its plan to put its first fare-paying passengers into suborbital space in 2014, and expects to be armed with a Federal Aviation Administration operating licence during the first quarter of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-on-track-for-2014-passenger-flights-393892/
  • Surrey Satellite pushes smaller-lighter-cheaper principle down to 50kg

    News | 01 Oct 2013 16:49 | Dan Thisdell

    Small satellites pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) used last month’s International Astronautical Congress in Beijing to launch its latest bid to slash manufacturing and launch costs with a new platform of just 50kg – half the mass of the platforms that have for a decade made up its successful Disaster Monitoring Constellation for Earth observation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Surrey-Satellite-pushes-smaller-lighter-cheaper-principle-down-to-50kg-391190/