Airbus spaceplane concept aces 3,000ft drop test
Airbus Defence and Space last week released pictures and video from a drop test of a runway take-off and landing suborbital spaceplane programme whic...
PICTURES: Airbus Defence & Space tests SpacePlane vehicle
Airbus Defence & Space has tested a SpacePlane demonstrator vehicle dropped from a helicopter 100km off the coast of Singapore.
SOFIA telescope declared operational, but funding threat looms
Three months after announcing plans to ground the aircraft, NASA has declared the stratospheric observatory of infrared astronomy (SOFIA) operati...
ILA: ESA makes great step for Orion
The development of a key component in transatlantic spaceflight co-operation took a leap forward yesterday, with European Space Agency approval of th...
ILA: Ariane 6 can hit cost target, Dordain says
European Space Agency director general Jean-Jacques Dordain has underscored the agency’s confidence that it can meet the ambitious cost and performanc...