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  • 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/
  • 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/
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