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  • India triumphs with Mars arrival in busy week at red planet


    India has joined a very exclusive club of spacefaring nations, with the successful arrival of its Mars Orbiter Mission. Named Mangalyaan – “Mars craft” in Sanskrit – India’s orbiter spent 300 days enroute and will now be readied for its scientific mission, to study the planet’s atmosphere and geology with five sensors with a combined mass of just 15kg.


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  • India triumphs with Mars arrival in busy week at red planet


    India has joined a very exclusive club of spacefaring nations, with the successful arrival of its Mars Orbiter Mission....


  • NASA teams to develop UAV traffic management system


    ​NASA has partnered with Airware to develop a traffic management system for safe low-altitude UAV operations.


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


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  • India triumphs with Mars arrival in busy week at red planet

    News | 24 Sep 2014 15:14 | Atul Chandra

    India has joined a very exclusive club of spacefaring nations, with the successful arrival of its Mars Orbiter Mission. Named Mangalyaan – “Mars craft” in Sanskrit – India’s orbiter spent 300 days enroute and will now be readied for its scientific mission, to study the planet’s atmosphere and geology with five sensors with a combined mass of just 15kg.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-triumphs-with-Mars-arrival-in-busy-week-at-red-planet-404102/
  • ANALYSIS: USAF push to oust Russian rockets turning into high-stakes contest

    News | 24 Sep 2014 14:32 | Dan Thisdell

    ​A US Air Force drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors is turning into a high-stakes competition between rival technologies, with propulsion specialist ATK throwing its hat into the ring just a week after United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin agreed to jointly fund development of a new, all-American engine.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-USAF-push-to-oust-Russian-rockets-turning-into-high-stakes-contest-404097/
  • NASA teams to develop UAV traffic management system

    News | 18 Sep 2014 15:25 | Beth Stevenson

    ​NASA has partnered with Airware to develop a traffic management system for safe low-altitude UAV operations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-teams-to-develop-UAV-traffic-management-system-403860/
  • ANALYSIS: Virgin Galactic 'close to reaching space'

    News | 18 Sep 2014 13:59 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Virgin Galactic has formally backed away from its pledge to put its first fare-paying passengers into suborbital space by the close of 2014 – but has made a very public declaration that suborbital operations from its purpose-built spaceport in New Mexico will begin in early 2015.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-Galactic-close-to-reaching-space-403853/
  • Boeing, SpaceX win NASA contracts for ISS space taxi

    News | 17 Sep 2014 01:47 | Greg Waldron

    NASA has tapped Boeing’s CST-100 and SpaceX’s Falcon9/Crew Dragon spacecraft for transporting crews to the International Space Station (ISS) from 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeing-SpaceX-win-NASA-contracts-for-ISS-space-taxi-403775/
  • OPINION: Why aerospace firms must tackle titanium cheats

    News | 05 Sep 2014 11:16

    ​When Pratt & Whitney accused a supplier in late August of furnishing defective titanium for the F135 engine on the Lockheed Martin F-35, it was easy – but not entirely correct – to connect the problem to a string of component reliability failures and supplier management miscues already connected to the programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-aerospace-firms-must-tackle-titanium-cheats-403334/