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  • ANALYSIS: Virgin Galactic thrusting ahead with satellite launch scheme

    News | 30 Jun 2015 13:33 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic’s dream of personal spaceflight may be on hold, but its satellite-launching venture is bounding ahead.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-Galactic-thrusting-ahead-with-satellite-launch-scheme-414159/
  • SpaceX mission failure ‘won't stop space station flights’

    News | 29 Jun 2015 17:56 | Dan Thisdell

    Flights to the International Space Station are expected to continue as scheduled despite the total loss of Sunday’s resupply mission, though it may be months before SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets can return to flight.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceX-mission-failure-wont-stop-space-station-flights-414124/
  • Virgin Galactic wins first satellite launch contract

    News | 25 Jun 2015 15:55 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Virgin Galactic's bid to enter the rocket launching business got a boost today with its first contract for 39 flights of its LauncherOne system, starting as early as 2017.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-wins-first-satellite-launch-contract-414046/
  • ANALYSIS: Are reusable rockets a dream ticket to space?

    News | 19 Jun 2015 08:44 | Dan Thisdell

    A rocket flight to orbit costs many tens of millions of dollars, so engineers with an eye to cutting costs are hoping to reuse some launcher componentshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Are-reusable-rockets-a-dream-ticket-to-space-413317/
  • PARIS: Arianespace rides falling euro as Ariane 6 beckons

    News | 17 Jun 2015 13:42 | Greg Waldron

    With operational success, a favorable exchange rate and a new rocket on the drawing board, Europe's launch operator arrives at Paris in a strong positionhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Arianespace-rides-falling-euro-as-Ariane-6-beckons-413047/
  • PARIS: Avio launches new identity in space

    News | 15 Jun 2015 13:36 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Rocket propulsion specialist Avio launched events at the Paris air show with an early-morning unveiling of a fresh corporate identity to mark a its new era as an independent business.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-Avio-launches-new-identity-in-space-413559/
  • PARIS: ESA set for another virtuoso performance

    News | 15 Jun 2015 09:15 | Dan Thisdell

    ​After a dozen years as head of the European Space Agency, Jean-Jacques Dordain made his last air show appearance as director general – and with replacement-in-waiting Johann-Dietrich “Jan” Wörner at his side the duo made it abundantly clear that the show will go on.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PARIS-ESA-set-for-another-virtuoso-performance-413628/
  • Rosetta mission boost as comet lander wakes up

    News | 14 Jun 2015 14:42 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The European Space Agency's Rosetta comet-chasing mission has taken another dramatic turn with the awakening after seven months of hibernation of the lander it sent down to the surface of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko – which had operated for just 60hr before running out of power.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Rosetta-mission-boost-as-comet-lander-wakes-up-413512/
  • Italy's Cristoforetti sets space endurance records

    News | 11 Jun 2015 15:22 | Dan Thisdell

    A month later than planned, Samantha Cristoforetti (of Italy), Anton Shkaplerov (Russia) and Terry Virts (USA; pictured right to left) returned safely to Kazakhstan on 11 June, following a 3h ride from the International Space Station in their Soyuz capsule (pictured prior to undocking).http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Italys-Cristoforetti-sets-space-endurance-records-413418/
  • ANALYSIS: Europe's space vision soars – out there and on the ground

    News | 08 Jun 2015 09:06 | Dan Thisdell

    ​By any standard, ESA enjoyed a glorious year in 2014 – but this year has not disappointedhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Europes-space-vision-soars-out-there-and-on-the-ground-412212/
  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket approved to launch US military satellites

    News | 27 May 2015 04:18 | James Drew

    The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has been certified by the US military to put its most important satellites on orbit, injecting long-awaited competition into the multibillion-dollar American national security space launch market that has been dominated for almost a decade by United Launch Alliance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceXs-Falcon-9-rocket-approved-to-launch-US-military-satellites-412774/
  • Satellite experiment proves case for space-based ADS-B

    News | 13 May 2015 16:34 | Dan Thisdell

    ​An experimental European satellite has demonstrated the feasibility of tracking aircraft from orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Satellite-experiment-proves-case-for-space-based-ADS-B-412278/
  • SpaceX declares success in Dragon launch abort trial

    News | 07 May 2015 12:13 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US dreams of regaining self-reliance when it comes to launching astronauts to space from 2017 came a step closer yesterday with the successful test by SpaceX of the launch abort system for its Dragon crew capsule.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceX-declares-success-in-Dragon-launch-abort-trial-412064/
  • All-new Zero-G set to restart science flights

    News | 05 May 2015 14:34 | Dan Thisdell

    One of the world’s most demanding flight programmes is set to resume on Tuesday, 5 May, when Bordeaux Mérignac-based Novespace resumes microgravity flying in its new “Zero-G” Airbus A310.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/All-new-Zero-G-set-to-restart-science-flights-411927/
  • Blue Origin suborbital dream off the ground with maiden flight

    News | 30 Apr 2015 17:58 | Dan Thisdell

    ​US rocket developer Blue Origin yesterday took a major step toward entering the commercial suborbital flight market with the first test flight of its New Shepard capsule and BE-3 launcher.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Blue-Origin-suborbital-dream-off-the-ground-with-maiden-flight-411802/
  • Budget crunch hits Russia's space programme (update)

    News | 30 Apr 2015 16:27 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad recent run, with an unmanned International Space Station (ISS) resupply ship left spinning out of control, the failure of an experimental military launcher and the apparent cancellation of a super-heavy-lift rocket programme owing to swingeing budget cuts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Budget-crunch-hits-Russias-space-programme-update-411803/
  • No Progress for Space Station as resupply mission fizzles

    News | 30 Apr 2015 13:16 | Dan Thisdell

    ​An ill-fated Russian mission to resupply the International Space Station is set to end in a high atmosphere streak of fire, with an uncontrolled re-entry expected between 5 and 7 May.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/No-Progress-for-Space-Station-as-resupply-mission-fizzles-411782/
  • ​Flightglobal reshapes Flight International leadership team

    News | 24 Apr 2015 15:46 | Flightglobal

    After an amazing 14 years leading Flight International, Murdo Morrison is moving to a new role within Flightglobal to fully exploit his skills and enormous market knowledge across the aerospace sector.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Flightglobal-reshapes-Flight-International-leadership-team-411590/
  • Russian space dreams hit budget crunch

    News | 23 Apr 2015 15:33 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Russia’s space programme has had a bad week, with the 22 April failure of an experimental military launcher and, to add insult to injury, the apparent cancellation of a super-heavy-lift rocket programme owing to swingeing budget cuts.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Russian-space-dreams-hit-budget-crunch-411536/
  • ANALYSIS: Sharp eye and laser blasts promise to clean up space junk

    News | 22 Apr 2015 16:46 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Spacecraft, by nature, are delicate machines; they are certainly not designed cope with being hit by an exploding hand grenadehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Sharp-eye-and-laser-blasts-promise-to-clean-up-space-junk-411449/
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