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  • ESA keeps eye on Ukraine crisis as Vega launch nears


    As the European Space Agency makes final preparations for the third flight of its new Vega light launcher, unrest in Ukraine will be about as far from its operators’ minds as Kourou is from Kiev – but once VV03 is complete on Monday 28 April, programme officials will continue their watch on the tense situation in a country that supplies a critical component of what is otherwise a Western Europe-built vehicle.


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  • FARNBOROUGH: Comet's tail is big story of ESA's year

    News | 07 Jul 2014 10:01 | Dan Thisdell

    Comets probably aren’t the bad luck omens or even harbingers of doom that many early civilisations assumed – but, just to be sure, a very close eye is being kept on the snappily-named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it hurtles towards the Sun.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FARNBOROUGH-Comets-tail-is-big-story-of-ESAs-year-400684/
  • ILA: Ariane 6 can hit cost target, Dordain says

    News | 22 May 2014 07:37 | Dan Thisdell

    European Space Agency director general Jean-Jacques Dordain has underscored the agency’s confidence that it can meet the ambitious cost and performance targets set for its all-new Ariane 6 heavy launcher.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ILA-Ariane-6-can-hit-cost-target-Dordain-says-399579/
  • ILA: Pressure mounts on Ariane 6 partners

    News | 20 May 2014 16:49 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Indications of intra-European discord over the plan for replacing the European Space Agency’s Ariane 5 heavy lift launcher that came to light on the eve of the show look set to be a main point of interest for ESA director general Jean-Jacques Dordain at his press briefing this morning.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ILA-Pressure-mounts-on-Ariane-6-partners-399543/
  • Russia hits back at Ukraine sanctions with blow to US space programme

    News | 15 May 2014 03:39 | Dan Thisdell

    N/Ahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russia-hits-back-at-Ukraine-sanctions-with-blow-to-US-space-programme-399295/
  • Vega flies straight but ESA keeps watch on Ukraine

    News | 02 May 2014 16:44 | Dan Thisdell

    ​As European Space Agency personnel celebrated three successes in three flights of its new light launcher, Vega, the unrest in Ukraine would have been about as far from their minds as Kourou is from Kiev – but with the VV03 mission complete (see below), programme officials are continueing their watch on the tense situation in a country that supplies a critical component of what is otherwise a Western Europe-built vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vega-flies-straight-but-ESA-keeps-watch-on-Ukraine-398847/
  • ESA keeps eye on Ukraine crisis as Vega launch nears

    News | 24 Apr 2014 15:53 | Dan Thisdell

    As the European Space Agency makes final preparations for the third flight of its new Vega light launcher, unrest in Ukraine will be about as far from its operators’ minds as Kourou is from Kiev – but once VV03 is complete on Monday 28 April, programme officials will continue their watch on the tense situation in a country that supplies a critical component of what is otherwise a Western Europe-built vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ESA-keeps-eye-on-Ukraine-crisis-as-Vega-launch-nears-398550/