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Spaceflight news from FlightGlobal
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.
June 21st
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.
June 20th
Europe s bid to slash the cost of access to space got another boost at Paris today in the form of a reusable rocket engine intended to cost just 1 million ($1.1 million) compared to the 10 million cost of the disposable Vulcain2 that powers the Ariane 5 h...
June 20th
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.
June 20th
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.
June 19th
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.
June 9th
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, Euro...
News from ESA
October 23rd
Space Science Image of the Week: This colourful image captured during the summer’s total solar eclipse shows what the Sun is made of
October 20th
Our week through the lens: 16-20 October 2017
October 18th
Delivering breast cancer screening results in a day instead of today’s standard two weeks is being proposed by an ESA incubator start-up company using paperless technology and online image transfers. Screening vans are already on the streets.
October 17th
What better way to show your love of science than entering a hackathon? Organised by the Merck science and technology company, alongside ESA, the Space2Health hackathon recently attracted a set of talented individuals who crunched numbers in a 24-hour...
October 17th
Sentinel-3A took Ophelia’s temperature as the storm moved towards the British Isles
October 17th
An unprecedented catalogue of more than 21 000 images taken by a webcam on ESA’s Mars Express is proving its worth as a science instrument, providing a global survey of unusual high-altitude cloud features on the Red Planet.
October 17th
Europe’s first all-electric telecom satellite has reached its final working orbit above the Pacific Ocean. Eutelsat-172B, built for Eutelsat by Airbus, carries new technologies developed through ESA-led projects, including fully articulated thruster a...
October 16th
ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by the collision of two neutron stars.
October 16th
When disaster strikes, a group of international space agencies pools its resources and expertise to support relief efforts on the ground. For the next six months, ESA will be leading the International Charter Space and Major Disasters as it brings inf...
Spaceflight news from NASA
October 20th
NASA astronaut and Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik will spend one full orbit photographing Earth from the International Space Station on Monday, Oct. 23, and he is inviting people around the globe to share images from their Earth-side vantage point ...
October 19th
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the Sentinel-6A mission. Launch is currently targeted for November 2020, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket from Space Launch Complex 4...
October 19th
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC (ULS) of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for the Landsat 9 mission. The mission is currently targeted for a contract launch date of June 2021, while protecting for the ability to launch as earl...
October 19th
Students at New Prospect Elementary School in Alpharetta, Georgia, will speak with the NASA astronauts living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 10:50 a.m. EDT on Monday, Oct. 23.
October 16th
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.
October 12th
The first major event for the Year of Education on Station (YES) will be hosted by NASA astronaut Joe Acaba and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli on a special Facebook Live broadcast from the International Space Station.
October 12th
A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth’s tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.
October 10th
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12, to discuss new research to be published this week on changing global levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The research is based on data from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2...
October 10th
NASA will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the James Webb Auditorium in the agency’s headquarters in Washington on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a discussion of the contributions of Hispanics to NASA’s mission and the importance of Hispanic representation i...
October 10th
NASA Television will provide live coverage of the launch and docking of a Russian cargo spacecraft delivering almost three tons of food, fuel and supplies to the International Space Station beginning at 5:15 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 12.