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  • Mars cars need to be self-drivers

    News | 22 Oct 2013 02:56 | Dan Thisdell

    Field trials in what may be Earth’s most Mars-like terrain have flagged up some of the challenges that the European Space Agency scientists will face when their 2018 ExoMars mission puts a rover on the Red Planet – and software being developed for the project may also help develop fully autonomous robots that drive or fly here at home.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Mars-cars-need-to-be-self-drivers-391945/
  • Roscosmos changes leadership, but major shifts unlikely

    News | 10 Oct 2013 18:43

    Despite a leadership change and pending shakeup, the Russian space industry is unlikely to see dramatic shifts as it attempts to right itself in the wake of quality control issues.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Roscosmos-changes-leadership-but-major-shifts-unlikely-391619/
  • NASA to launch Mars orbiter, government shutdown or not

    News | 04 Oct 2013 18:46 | Zach Rosenberg

    NASA and other government employees working on a space programme have been exempted from the ongoing US government shutdown.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-to-launch-Mars-orbiter-government-shutdown-or-not-391345/
  • ESA set to Swarm over magnetic field

    News | 04 Oct 2013 15:54 | Dan Thisdell

    The European Space Agency is in the countdown phase to one of the highlights of its scientific year: the launch of its three-spacecraft Swarm mission to study the Earth’s magnetic field in unprecedented detail.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ESA-set-to-Swarm-over-magnetic-field-391338/
  • Surrey Satellite pushes smaller-lighter-cheaper principle down to 50kg

    News | 01 Oct 2013 16:49 | Dan Thisdell

    Small satellites pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) used last month’s International Astronautical Congress in Beijing to launch its latest bid to slash manufacturing and launch costs with a new platform of just 50kg – half the mass of the platforms that have for a decade made up its successful Disaster Monitoring Constellation for Earth observation.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Surrey-Satellite-pushes-smaller-lighter-cheaper-principle-down-to-50kg-391190/
  • VINCI engine tests lift Ariane upgrade programme

    News | 30 Sep 2013 17:34 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Snecma is claiming a “complete success” on its first two test of its reignitable Vinci cryogenic upper stage engine under development for the European Space Agency’s Ariane 5 Midlife Evolution (ME) and all-new Ariane 6 launchers.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VINCI-engine-tests-lift-Ariane-upgrade-programme-391140/
  • SpaceX launches new rocket successfully

    News | 30 Sep 2013 15:12 | Zach Rosenberg

    ​New version of Falcon 9 successfully launched, but not all objectives met.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SpaceX-launches-new-rocket-successfully-391132/
  • Orbital Sciences' Cygnus docks with ISS

    News | 30 Sep 2013 14:28 | Zach Rosenberg

    Orbital Sciences successfully docked its Cygnus cargo capsule with the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time on 29 September, becoming only the second company to do so.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Orbital-Sciences-Cygnus-docks-with-ISS-391127/
  • Australian scramjet bid ends with splash - in sea

    News | 30 Sep 2013 13:28 | Emma Kelly

    ​Australia’s SCRAMSPACE bid to study hypersonic flight with an eye to informing development of Mach 5-plus scramjet-powered vehicles to orbit satellites has generated a big splash but little data – after a launcher failure left the 1.8m spacecraft too low achieve the gravity-powered M8 flight that was to have provided data on hypersonic physics, multi-Mach fuel injection and materials performance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Australian-scramjet-bid-ends-with-splash-in-sea-391120/
  • Xcor completes crucial tests for rocket piston pump

    News | 24 Sep 2013 15:00 | Zach Rosenberg

    Xcor has announced the completion of full-flow tests for its hydrogen piston pump, a primary component of a next generation upper stage engine.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Xcor-completes-crucial-tests-for-rocket-piston-pump-390873/
  • Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus capsule delays docking

    News | 24 Sep 2013 10:00 | Zach Rosenberg

    Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus space capsule will delay docking with the International Space Station (ISS) for several days because of a data format mismatch. “Cygnus...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Orbital-Sciences-Cygnus-capsule-delays-docking-390874/
  • Proton return-to-flight scheduled for 30 September

    News | 20 Sep 2013 19:40 | Zach Rosenberg

    The return-to-flight launch of the Proton rocket has been rescheduled for 30 September from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The launch had earlier been delayed from...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Proton-return-to-flight-scheduled-for-30-September-390809/
  • Orbital Sciences launches first Cygnus capsule to ISS

    News | 18 Sep 2013 15:54 | Zach Rosenberg

    Orbital Sciences has successfully launched the first Cygnus cargo capsule into low Earth orbit (LEO). Initial data indicates that the spacecraft has successfully...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Orbital-Sciences-launches-first-Cygnus-capsule-to-ISS-390703/
  • US military communications satellite launched

    News | 18 Sep 2013 13:00

    United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched an Atlas V containing the third Advanced Extremely High-Frequency communications satellite (AEHF-3) for the US...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-military-communications-satellite-launched-390689/
  • Japan's Epsilon makes successful first flight

    News | 17 Sep 2013 13:53

    Japanese space agency JAXA has successfully launched the first Epsilon rocket, following a last-minute abort during a previous attempt. The launch...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Japans-Epsilon-makes-successful-first-flight-390591/
  • Proton return-to-flight delayed

    News | 12 Sep 2013 19:03 | Zach Rosenberg

    The Proton rocket's return-to-flight launch has been postponed for unspecified "technical reasons," pushed back from 15 September. The launch has not yet...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Proton-return-to-flight-delayed-390500/
  • Japan space agency sets new Epsilon launch date

    News | 10 Sep 2013 18:33 | Zach Rosenberg

    Japanese space agency JAXA has rescheduled the first launch of the Epsilon launch vehicle for 14 September, following a last-minute abort during a previous...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Japan-space-agency-sets-new-Epsilon-launch-date-390397/
  • NASA prepares for first Minotaur V launch

    News | 06 Sep 2013 19:56 | Zach Rosenberg

    NASA is preparing to launch the first Orbital Sciences Minotaur V from Wallops Island, Virginia. Though it marks the Minotaur V's first flight, previous...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-prepares-for-first-Minotaur-V-launch-390297/
  • Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo makes second powered flight

    News | 05 Sep 2013 17:50 | Zach Rosenberg

    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has completed its second rocket-powered flight. The 5 September flight marks only the second in-flight ignition of the...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactics-SpaceShipTwo-makes-second-powered-flight-390252/
  • Japan scrubs Epsilon launch with seconds to spare

    News | 05 Sep 2013 13:45 | Zach Rosenberg

    Japan saw a last-minute launch abort on 27 August as first flight of its Epsilon launch vehicle was cancelled only seconds before ignition of the first stage...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Japan-scrubs-Epsilon-launch-with-seconds-to-spare-390169/
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