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  • EADS's Astrium unit may be eclipsed by costs

    News | 27 Dec 2013 10:23 | Dan Thisdell

    EADS’s Astrium space division ended 2013 on a note of triumph, with the Gaia star-mapping satellite it built for the European Space Agency enjoying a perfect Soyuz launch from the agency’s spaceport in French Guiana.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EADSs-Astrium-unit-may-be-eclipsed-by-costs-394377/
  • Astrium wraps up 2014 on high note but faces months of uncertainty

    News | 19 Dec 2013 12:52 | Dan Thisdell

    EADS’s Astrium space division ended 2013 on a note of triumph, with the Gaia star-mapping satellite it built for the European Space Agency enjoying a perfect Soyuz launch from the agency’s spaceport in French Guiana.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Astrium-wraps-up-2014-on-high-note-but-faces-months-of-uncertainty-394313/
  • When seeking innovation, don't discount organisation

    News | 16 Dec 2013 11:25 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Tom Enders closed 2013 with some inspiring words on innovation. Giving the annual Wilbur and Orville Wright lecture at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, the EADS chief executive urged a packed house to support the aggressive pursuit of new technical horizons – because the alternative is stagnation in aviation and spaceflight and loss of the spillover benefits that for a century have supported other industries and a vibrant economy.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/When-seeking-innovation-dont-discount-organisation-394135/
  • India's GSLV rocket to return to flight in early 2014

    News | 16 Dec 2013 11:02 | Radhakrishna Rao

    The Indian Space Research Organisation hopes to have its troubled Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) programme back on track in early 2014, making a flight scrubbed in August 2013, when engineers discovered a fuel leak in the second stage of the three-stage vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indias-GSLV-rocket-to-return-to-flight-in-early-2014-394127/
  • India's Mars mission makes first key course correction

    News | 12 Dec 2013 17:07

    ​India’s bid to put a spacecraft into orbit on Mars continues on track, following successful completion of the planned first major trajectory correction manoeuvre following the Mangalyaan mission’s boost away from Earth orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indias-Mars-mission-makes-first-key-course-correction-394075/
  • EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in defence and space restructuring

    News | 09 Dec 2013 17:13

    ​EADS has presented plans to cut 5,800 positions across its defence and spaces businesses by the end of 2016 as part of a restructuring of these units.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/EADS-to-cut-5800-jobs-in-defence-and-space-restructuring-393933/
  • Virgin Galactic 'on track' for 2014 passenger flights

    News | 09 Dec 2013 02:40

    ​Virgin Galactic is holding to its plan to put its first fare-paying passengers into suborbital space in 2014, and expects to be armed with a Federal Aviation Administration operating licence during the first quarter of the year.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-on-track-for-2014-passenger-flights-393892/
  • Swarm launch is triple play success for ESA

    News | 22 Nov 2013 19:41 | Dan Thisdell

    The European Space Agency (ESA) racked up a triple success today with the launch of its three-satellite Swarm mission, a four-year quest to study the Earth’s magnetic field in unprecedented detail.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Swarm-launch-is-triple-play-success-for-ESA-393433/
  • Galileo back on launch path after technical delay

    News | 22 Nov 2013 19:35 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The European Space Agency (ESA) expects to get its Galileo satellite navigation system deployment back on track to provide a functional service from early 2015, if final tests of the first two new-generation satellites go to plan.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Galileo-back-on-launch-path-after-technical-delay-393432/
  • Vega on track to meet volume targets as ESA lines up run of 10 launches for 2015-18

    News | 21 Nov 2013 15:10 | Dan Thisdell

    The European Space Agency’s newest rocket, Vega, is set for a busy launch schedule, with 10 flights planned over three years from late 2015. These flights, together with Vega’s first five launches – including the February 2012 maiden flight and a May 2013 launch that put Vega’s first commercial payload into orbit – form the European Space Agency’s so-called Vega Research and Technology Accompaniment campaign (VERTA), which seeks to establish Vega as an unsubsidised, cost-competitive vehicle to put scientific, Earth observation and even telecommunications satellites into orbit for European and non-European institutions and commercial customers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Vega-on-track-to-meet-volume-targets-as-ESA-lines-up-run-of-10-launches-for-2015-18-393381/
  • International Space Station celebrates 15-year anniversary

    News | 21 Nov 2013 13:43 | Dan Thisdell

    The International Space Station celebrated its birthday on 20 November, 15 years after Russia launched the first module, Zarya.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/International-Space-Station-celebrates-15-year-anniversary-393373/
  • UK space sector unveils ambitious growth plan

    News | 14 Nov 2013 14:33 | Kate Sarsfield

    ​The UK space industry has set out ambitious growth plans that would see it double the domestic market over the next 17 years alongside achieving a 12-fold increase in exports by 2030.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-space-sector-unveils-ambitious-growth-plan-393020/
  • Ariane 6 rocket clears next programme hurdle

    News | 14 Nov 2013 06:26 | Dan Thisdell

    Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher has passed its preliminary requirements review, paving the way for completion of a first design analysis cycle by the end of February.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ariane-6-rocket-clears-next-programme-hurdle-392972/
  • Indian Mars mission still on track despite rocket glitch

    News | 13 Nov 2013 10:33 | David Todd

    ​India’s bid to join the elite group of nations that have successfully bridged the gap to Mars has overcome an early glitch that could have left its Mangalyaan spacecraft orbiting Earth.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indian-Mars-mission-still-on-track-despite-rocket-glitch-392900/
  • India's Mars mission impresses despite its low priority for locals

    News | 13 Nov 2013 08:26

    India’s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission has received worldwide attention, but the response back home has been considerably more muted.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indias-Mars-mission-impresses-despite-its-low-priority-for-locals-392901/
  • India's Mars mission clears launch hurdle

    News | 05 Nov 2013 12:37 | David Todd

    ​India’s first interplanetary mission began its 299-day journey to Mars at 09:08 GMT this morning with the 25th successful launch of the country’s PSLV rocket, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on the east coast.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indias-Mars-mission-clears-launch-hurdle-392557/
  • Raburn holds high hopes for Solara

    News | 04 Nov 2013 03:41 | Stephen Trimble

    Vern Raburn wants to sell you on another aircraft. It is not a single-engined, very light jet this time. It is not even jet-powered. Or manned.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Raburn-holds-high-hopes-for-Solara-392474/
  • India readies next phase in Asian Mars race

    News | 31 Oct 2013 16:58

    India is set for the next phase in a nascent Asian space race, with a 5 November launch for Marshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-readies-next-phase-in-Asian-Mars-race-392407/
  • Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing

    News | 30 Oct 2013 10:35 | Dan Thisdell

    America’s dream of getting astronauts to space and home again without having to suffer the embarrassment of sending them to Kazakhstan for a Russian Soyuz flight has taken an uncertain step forward. The drop-test of a US-built spaceplane concept appears to have validated its airworthiness, but its maker – Sierra Nevada – remains cagey about the extent of the damage done when its 1min glide from 12,500ft (3,810m) ended in a crash landing at Edwards Air Force Base in California.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Sierra-Nevada-still-in-a-Dream-despite-crash-landing-392310/
  • Electronics concerns delay Gaia launch

    News | 24 Oct 2013 11:57 | Dan Thisdell

    European Space Agency engineers have identified a potential fault with the GAIA spacecraft, and are delaying its 20 November launch to make repairs before kicking off the mission to map the Milky Way.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Electronics-concerns-delay-Gaia-launch-392115/
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