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Spaceflight news from FlightGlobal
December 13th
Japan Airlines has committed to invest into Japanese space transport business Ispace, which is attempting to launch two missions to the moon by 2020.
December 8th
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 nos...
December 6th
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.
November 27th
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.
November 21st
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.
November 10th
The UAE is a new player in space with bold ambitions
September 4th
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...
August 29th
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.
August 7th
Europe s bid to slash the cost of access to space has received a boost in the form of a reusable rocket engine intended to cost just 1 million ($1.1 million) compared with the 10 million cost of the disposable Vulcain2 that powers the Ariane 5 heavy lifte...
June 28th
One prominent British aerospace champion looks to have dodged a Brexit bullet, with Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) seeing off fierce competition to build the payloads for Europe s next batch of navigation satellites.
News from ESA
January 16th
Human Spaceflight and Exploration image of the week: Columbus is loaded for its trip to the launch site
January 16th
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue… In 2008 another Columbus sailed into space. 
January 15th
Simulating space plasma heating with supercomputers…and in your cup of coffee
January 12th
Our week through the lens: 8-12 January 2018
January 12th
In this edition, Sentinel-2 takes us over snow-covered sand dunes in Algeria
January 10th
In everyday life we look and touch things to find out what they are made of. A powerful scientific technique does the same using lasers – and in two years’ time it will fly in space for the first time. 
January 9th
Astronauts on the International Space Station have begun running an experiment that could shine new light on how metal alloys are formed. How humanity has mastered metallurgy is synonymous with progress, with historians labelling periods such as the ...
January 2nd
Take a look at what's coming up for the European Space Agency this year
December 21st
ESA’s next miniature satellite will be its first able to change orbit. Thanks to a compact thruster resembling a butane cigarette lighter, the cereal box-sized satellite will fly around its near-twin to test their radio communications.
December 15th
When resources are limited, you have to work with what you have – especially in the harsh environment of space. Though the International Space Station is regularly restocked by cargo vessels, like today’s Dragon, self-sufficient spaceflight in the fut...
Spaceflight news from NASA
January 16th
American and Japanese astronauts aboard the International Space Station will embark on a pair of spacewalks Jan. 23 and 29 to service the station’s robotic arm. Experts from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will preview this work in a briefing at ...
January 16th
Students at Framingham State University (FSU) in Massachusetts will speak with astronauts living, working, and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 12:15 p.m. EST Friday, Jan. 19. The 20-minute, Earth-to-space call will air live on NAS...
January 12th
Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2017 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Thur...
January 12th
Students from 10 schools in Idaho will speak with a NASA astronaut living and working aboard the International Space Station at 11:25 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 17.
January 11th
The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2017 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency a...
January 10th
NASA has selected HX5, LLC of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, to perform engineering, research and scientific support at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
January 9th
NASA and its partners will host a news conference at noon EST (9 a.m. PST) Thursday, Jan. 18, at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, to discuss a recent experiment involving a new power source that could provide the safe, efficient and plenti...
January 9th
Media are invited to see a test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the hardware that will be used to recover the spacecraft upon its return from space, and talk with team members involved in the recovery operations at 9 a.m. PST Thursday, Jan. 25, at ...
January 8th
After delivering more than 4,800 pounds of science and supplies to the International Space Station, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the orbiting laboratory on Saturday, Jan. 13. NASA will provide live coverage of Dragon's departure beginning ...
January 8th
Media are invited to view the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-S (GOES-S), the second in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) series of next-generation geostationary weather satellites, at 9:30 a.m. EST Tuesday, ...