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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.

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    ANALYSIS: Downsized rides for a new space age

    2017-06-05T10:41:38Z

    ​Modern electronics have shrunk the size and price of satellites - but what about the rockets that launch them?

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    ​DARPA selects Boeing for unmanned XS-1 spaceplane

    2017-05-25T03:24:28Z

    Just off the heels of its X-37B landing at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Boeing nabbed the contract to design the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s XS-1 spaceplane programme.