All Space articles – Page 12

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    Finmeccanica heads for power business exit


    Alenia Aermacchi, AgustaWestland, Selex and DRS parent Finmeccanica has closed the sale of a nearly 40% stake in its troubled Ansaldo Energia power generation business, for €277 million ($378 million) to Italian investment fund Fondo Strategico Italiano.

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    EADS's Astrium unit may be eclipsed by costs


    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.

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    Astrium wraps up 2014 on high note but faces months of uncertainty


    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.

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    When seeking innovation, don't discount organisation


    ​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 ...

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    India's GSLV rocket to return to flight in early 2014


    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.

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    India's Mars mission makes first key course correction


    ​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.

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    EADS to cut 5,800 jobs in defence and space restructuring


    ​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.

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    Swarm launch is triple play success for ESA


    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.

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    Galileo back on launch path after technical delay


    ​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.

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    International Space Station celebrates 15-year anniversary


    The International Space Station celebrated its birthday on 20 November, 15 years after Russia launched the first module, Zarya.

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    UK space sector unveils ambitious growth plan


    ​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.

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    Indian Mars mission still on track despite rocket glitch


    ​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.

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    India's Mars mission impresses despite its low priority for locals


    India’s Mangalyaan Mars Orbiter Mission has received worldwide attention, but the response back home has been considerably more muted.

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    India's Mars mission clears launch hurdle


    ​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.

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    India readies next phase in Asian Mars race


    India is set for the next phase in a nascent Asian space race, with a 5 November launch for Mars

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    Sierra Nevada still in a Dream despite crash landing


    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 ...

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    Electronics concerns delay Gaia launch


    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.

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    Mars cars need to be self-drivers


    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 ...

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    Roscosmos changes leadership, but major shifts unlikely


    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.

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    ESA set to Swarm over magnetic field


    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.