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  • Airbus logistics: from tiny fish to small whale – and now a bigger Beluga


    ​Now that Airbus has pushed the “go” button to develop an A330-based successor to its fleet of five A300-600ST “Beluga” oversized transports, it’s a good time to look back on the critical role these distinctive aircraft have played in turning the dream of knitting French, German, Spanish and British aerospace manufacturers into a single company.


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  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic...


  • VIDEO: NASA has eye on Congressional critics following ISS launch disaster


    ​NASA got the sternest possible reminder of the hazards of spaceflight when an International Space Station resupply...


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  • Airbus logistics: from tiny fish to small whale – and now a bigger Beluga

    News | 18 Nov 2014 16:12 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Now that Airbus has pushed the “go” button to develop an A330-based successor to its fleet of five A300-600ST “Beluga” oversized transports, it’s a good time to look back on the critical role these distinctive aircraft have played in turning the dream of knitting French, German, Spanish and British aerospace manufacturers into a single company.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-logistics-from-tiny-fish-to-small-whale-and-now-a-bigger-Beluga-406205/
  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered

    News | 31 Oct 2014 16:17 | Dan Thisdell

    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic lost a test pilot with the breakup of its SpaceShipTwo over the Nevada desert, along with a spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission. After that ISS mission failure, no less an authority than NASA human spaceflight director William Gerstenmaier took pains to remind everybody that launching rockets is a “tough business” – and warned against complacency as NASA and its private contractors prepare to return to the business of launching American astronauts to orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unforgiving-void-Spaceflight-tragedies-remembered-405505/
  • VIDEO: NASA has eye on Congressional critics following ISS launch disaster

    News | 29 Oct 2014 12:57 | Dan Thisdell

    ​NASA got the sternest possible reminder of the hazards of spaceflight when an International Space Station resupply mission ended in spectacular failure last night just metres above the launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-NASA-has-eye-on-Congressional-critics-following-ISS-launch-disaster-405380/
  • Sierra Nevada bids to keep Dream Chaser alive despite NASA non-selection

    News | 02 Oct 2014 11:32 | Dan Thisdell

    Sierra Nevada Corporation last week launched two bids to keep alive its Dream Chaser lifting-body spaceplane project, which suffered a blow in September when NASA cut it from its Commercial Crew programme in favour of seven-person capsules being developed by Boeing and SpaceX.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-bids-to-keep-Dream-Chaser-alive-despite-NASA-non-selection-404379/
  • 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/
  • 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/