Space – Page 11

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

    2013-12-19T12:52:05Z

    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

    2013-12-16T11:25:44Z

    ​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

    2013-12-16T11:02:02Z

    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

    2013-12-12T17:07:30Z

    ​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

    2013-12-09T17:13:10Z

    ​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

    2013-11-22T19:41:00Z

    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

    2013-11-22T19:35:08Z

    ​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

    2013-11-21T13:43:04Z

    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

    2013-11-14T14:33:01Z

    ​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

    2013-11-13T10:33:55Z

    ​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

    2013-11-13T08:26:41Z

    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

    2013-11-05T12:37:16Z

    ​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

    2013-10-31T16:58:24Z

    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

    2013-10-30T10:35:46Z

    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

    2013-10-24T12:57:56Z

    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

    2013-10-22T03:56:39Z

    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

    2013-10-10T19:43:31Z

    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

    2013-10-04T16:54:47Z

    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.

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    Surrey Satellite pushes smaller-lighter-cheaper principle down to 50kg

    2013-10-01T17:49:00Z

    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 ...

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    SpaceX launches new rocket successfully

    2013-09-30T16:12:48Z

    ​New version of Falcon 9 successfully launched, but not all objectives met.