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    ANALYSIS: Ten aerospace trends in the decade since Flight hit 100

    2019-01-25T15:06:13Z

    Starting with magnificently moustachioed aviation adventurers and ending with an industry that continues to shrink the planet, a lot happened in Flight International’s first 100 years. However, what have been the biggest developments since we celebrated our centenary in 2009? From the promise of electric propulsion to the rise of ...

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    PICTURES: The far side of the Moon and a new space race?

    2019-01-04T17:45:23Z

    For those who wonder at the cosmos, this has been a week for awe. NASA opened the year with a close fly-by of the most distant object yet visited by a spacecraft. China followed suit with an audacious, and successful, soft landing on the far side of the Moon.

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    THE YEAR AHEAD: 2019 aerospace outlook

    2018-12-27T08:46:02Z

    All we ever know for sure about the future is that it will look a lot like the past, only different – or maybe very different, depending on the timescale and interim events. That makes forecasting a black art best left to fortune tellers, charlatans and consultants. But in the ...

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    ​RETROSPECTIVE: 50 years since Apollo 8’s historic lunar mission

    2018-12-20T08:48:02Z

    Fifty years ago this month, a manned spacecraft blasted off on what Flight International called "the greatest technical experiment ever made – in terms of effort and money", when three US astronauts became the first human beings to slip the surly bonds of Earth.

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    FARNBOROUGH: On Mars, exploration is a job for robots - and humans

    2018-07-18T07:00:51Z

    Farnborough air show visitors to the Space Zone in Hall 1 were treated to a good show – an Airbus Defence & Space-developed six-wheeled Mars rover named “Brian”, trundling back and forth over a big square of orange indoor-outdoor carpet and few hand-placed rocks.

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    ANA Holdings tips Y200m into spacecraft company

    2018-05-31T06:50:33Z

    ​All Nippon Airways’ parent company ANA Holdings has made a Y200 million ($1.8 million) investment in commercial space flight company PD Aerospace.

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    AIX: SPACElite set for first delivery

    2018-04-11T06:44:54Z

    ​ST Aerospace Aircraft Seats is displaying its new SPACElite seat, happy in the knowledge that deliveries to the first customer will take place in just a few months’ time. The initial shipset of the medium-haul seat will be handed over in the third quarter of the year to an Asian ...

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    ​OBITUARY: John Young - the astronaut’s astronaut

    2018-01-19T09:11:00Z

    Commander of Gemini, Apollo and early Shuttle missions, John Young earned a reputation for masterly understatement and the deepest respect from his peers during a stellar career

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    JAL in alliance with Japanese private space company

    2017-12-14T04:10:18Z

    ​Japan Airlines has committed to invest into Japanese space transport business Ispace, which is attempting to launch two missions to the moon by 2020.

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    FESTIVE QUIZ: Can you outsmart Uncle Roger?

    2017-12-08T11:22:46Z

    ​The festive season, yet again, inspires a little verse. The skies are dark, the snow is deep, it couldn’t be much worse! But no, fear not! ‘Tis end of year, not really end of days – and through the gloom a beacon shines, to guide us through the haze. Red ...

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    Singapore air show highlights new exhibitors, conference line-up

    2017-12-06T08:01:00Z

    Singapore air show organizer Experia has announced a number of new exhibitors for the show’s sixth edition, which will run from 6 to 11 February 2018.

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    ANALYSIS: Boeing invests to mitigate long-term disruptive threats

    2017-11-27T11:02:31Z

    Despite sitting atop a duopoly enjoying the longest, uninterrupted run of annual growth in history, Airbus and Boeing executives seem gripped by a heightened sense of healthy paranoia these days.

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    Facebook, Airbus team up on high-altitude UAVs

    2017-11-21T20:42:52Z

    ​Facebook and Airbus have teamed up to lobby the International Telecommunication Union allocate more capacity on the spectrum of radio signals for high-altitude pseudo-satelliltes (HAPS) and work together on development.

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    Perlan II sets new soaring altitude record in Argentina

    2017-09-04T23:46:25Z

    ​American and Australian pilots in the two-seat Perlan II broke on 3 September soared to an GPS-recorded altitude of 52,172ft over southern Argentina, breaking the 11-year-old record of 50,700ft set by a different pair of pilots in the Perlan I at the same location.

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    ​SolAero Technologies delivers first solar wing for StratoAirNet UAV

    2017-08-29T18:08:40Z

    SolAero Technologies Corporation announced the delivery of the first solar wing for Bye Aerospace's StratoAirNet solar-electric unmanned air vehicle this week, bringing Bye closer to its goal of providing a solar-powered atmospheric satellite.

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    Safran introduces Euroflir

    2017-06-21T11:22:00Z

    ​Safran has introduced its new Euroflir 410 airborne electro-optical sensor, which will be integrated on the French army’s new Patroller unmanned air vehicle.

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    PARIS: Arianespace orderbook stretches into the 50s

    2017-06-20T10:10:00Z

    Europe’s light rocket programme has been given a Paris air show boost, with launch contracts announced for Vega and its in-development heavier iteration, Vega C.

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    PARIS: Arianespace signs up new Vega payload

    2017-06-20T07:11:00Z

    ​Arianespace has added to its launch manifest, by signing to fly an Italian Space Agency (ASI) payload on its Vega rocket from French Guiana next year.

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    PARIS: Vega completes first rocket engine casing tests

    2017-06-19T13:43:28Z

    ​Italian space propulsion specialist Avio turned up at Le Bourget with stars in its eyes – having completed testing of the first rocket engine casing destined for Europe’s Vega C light launcher.

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    ANALYSIS: Arianespace guns for Asia communications market

    2017-06-09T13:40:17Z

    The Paris air show is famously attractive to Asia-Pacific customers of commercial airliners and military aircraft, but the region is also one of the world’s hottest markets for a higher-altitude aerospace segment: commercial satellite launches. Here, European launch operator Arianespace is a world leader and vying for business.