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Oliver Juckenhöfel new Head of Airbus space site in Bremen, responsible for On-Orbit Services and Exploration 11/03/2016 | Space | 414
Oliver Juckenhöfel (46) is taking over as the new Head of the Airbus space site in Bremen, with effect from 1 November 2016. At the...
06/10/2016 | Space | 201
Boeing has awarded $200 million in contracts to small businesses for work on the International Space Station (ISS). Boeing is NASA’s prime contractor for the...
05/12/2016 | Space | 218
Airbus Safran launchers have just begun the hot-fire testing campaign for the re-ignitable VINCI® upper stage engine on the P4.1 test bench at the German...
03/08/2016 | Space | 413
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company has officially handed over the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft to the European Space Agency (ESA) following...
03/01/2016 | Space | 484
The Boeing board of directors has elected Leanne Caret president and chief executive officer of the company's Defense, Space & Security business effective March 1....
Orion spacecraft’s solar array successfully put to the test 03/01/2016 | Space | 369
Airbus Defence and Space has developed and delivered the qualification model of the solar array for the European Service Module (ESM) of the Orion crewed...
Richard Branson unveils Virgin Galactic’s new spaceship named UNITY 02/23/2016 | Space | 283
Richard Branson today unveiled Virgin Galactic’s much anticipated second SpaceShipTwo at a ceremony in Mojave, CA, attended by his family, Virgin Galactic’s Founder Future Astronauts,...
Airbus Defence and Space signs contract with Inmarsat to build two next generation satellites 01/06/2016 | Space | 449
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has been awarded a contract by Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications...
Boeing awarded its second commercial human spaceflight mission 12/21/2015 | Space | 231
NASA today awarded a mission to Boeing to transport crew to the International Space Station (ISS) with flights beginning in 2017, marking the second time...
Orion ESM – structural test model ready for shipment 10/29/2015 | Space | 156
In November Airbus DS will deliver the structural test article for the European Service Module to NASA. The structural test article is an exact copy...
Airbus Perlan Mission II Glider Soars into History 09/24/2015 | Space | 588
The Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space, achieved its successful first flight today in a historic...
09/14/2015 | Space | 182
Airbus Defence and Space has just signed a feasibility study contract with CNES, the French space agency, for future French space-based civil and military Earth...
World’s first all-electric propulsion satellite begins operations 09/14/2015 | Space | 263
The world’s first all-electric propulsion satellite, built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] for Bermuda-based ABS, is now operational after an on-orbit handover on August 31. The...
04/15/2015 | Space | 409
UTC Aerospace Systems is celebrating its involvement in the successful mission and 25th Anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) launch. HST is NASA's...
Lockheed Martin Begins Final Assembly of NASA's OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft 04/01/2015 | Space | 336
In a clean room facility near Denver, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] technicians began assembling a NASA spacecraft that will collect samples of an asteroid for...
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