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  • SpaceShipTwo survivor unaware tail feathers unlocked


    ​The surviving pilot of the SpaceShipTwo crash on 31 October has told investigators that he was unaware the co-pilot had unlocked a system that rotates the tail feathers of the vehicle moments before an in-flight break-up, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says.


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  • Arca Space pitches low-cost stratospheric UAV to civil market


    ​A new stratospheric unmanned air vehicle with the same high-tech capabilities found in US military-operated unmanned...


  • 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...


  • FARNBOROUGH: UK spaceport "by 2018"


    Hot on the heels of a triumphant week for home-grown satellite technology, the UK government is set to announce on...


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  • Arca Space pitches low-cost stratospheric UAV to civil market

    News | 01 Dec 2014 17:13 | Beth Stevenson

    ​A new stratospheric unmanned air vehicle with the same high-tech capabilities found in US military-operated unmanned systems – but with the price tag of a car – is being pitched to the civil UAV market.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Arca-Space-pitches-low-cost-stratospheric-UAV-to-civil-market-406619/
  • SpaceShipTwo survivor unaware tail feathers unlocked

    News | 12 Nov 2014 16:51 | Stephen Trimble

    ​The surviving pilot of the SpaceShipTwo crash on 31 October has told investigators that he was unaware the co-pilot had unlocked a system that rotates the tail feathers of the vehicle moments before an in-flight break-up, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceShipTwo-survivor-unaware-tail-feathers-unlocked-405977/
  • OPINION: Virgin Galactic crash shows that big dreams mean big risk

    News | 07 Nov 2014 15:08

    ​Tragedy has struck space tourism a most cruel blow. First, the 31 October crash of SpaceShipTwo took the life of test pilot Mike Alsbury. Then, images of the in-flight break-up cast a calamitous cloud over the ­industry’s biggest and most important player – the ­Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites team.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Virgin-Galactic-crash-shows-that-big-dreams-mean-big-risk-405797/
  • 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/
  • Branson hedges on SpaceShipTwo future

    News | 01 Nov 2014 17:53 | Stephen Trimble

    ​In his first live remarks since the Scaled Composites SpaceShipTwo crash on 31 October, Richard Branson linked the future of the Virgin Galactic space tourism venture to the results of the investigation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Branson-hedges-on-SpaceShipTwo-future-405518/
  • Few clues on cause of fatal SpaceShipTwo crash

    News | 31 Oct 2014 21:55 | Stephen Trimble

    ​One Scaled Composites test pilot died and another was injured severely after a powered flight of SpaceShipTwo ended in disaster near Mojave, California, for the commercial space tourism venture led by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic on 31 October.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Few-clues-on-cause-of-fatal-SpaceShipTwo-crash-405517/