Space & Astronomy News

06/26/2014 | Space | 258
Thales Alenia Space Belgium announced today the opening of its second plant in Belgium, at Leuven, following the original announcement of its plans last October....
Airbus Defence and Space: SPOT 7 launch preparation 06/24/2014 | Space | 564
Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, is making final preparations for the launch of SPOT 7, its new high-resolution Earth observation...
NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover Marks First Martian Year with Mission Successes [Video] 06/24/2014 | Space | 897
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will complete a Martian year -- 687 Earth days -- on June 24, having accomplished the mission's main goal of determining...
06/19/2014 | Space | 1007
After more than seven years in orbit, the CoRoT satellite has reached the end of its mission life. Decommissioning operations begun in December last year,...
 Airbus, Safran team up on response to SpaceX 06/16/2014 | Space | 472
Airbus Group and Safran are set to boost co-operation with a joint venture in space launchers, aiming to galvanize Europe's competitive response to U.S. low-cost...
NASA Space Observatory to Study Carbon Conundrums 06/15/2014 | Space | 885
NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force...
Northrop to Supply Navigation System for South Korea's GEO-KOMPSAT-2 Satellites 06/15/2014 | Space | 267
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to provide space inertial reference systems for the GEO-KOMPSAT-2 space...
06/12/2014 | Space | 402
NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation have selected five universities to design systems, concepts and technologies to enhance capabilities for deep space missions for...
06/12/2014 | Space | 299
Talks with Mr des Dorides and Mr Weissenberg focused essentially on issues related to European satellite navigation programmes, particularly future Galileo services. Headquartered in Prague,...
Ultra-Secure AEHF Satellites Connect United Kingdom Users for first Time 06/10/2014 | Space | 320
All partner nations are now using the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communications satellite system after the United Kingdom connected earlier this year....
06/10/2014 | Space | 294
The Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT) and Boeing are a step closer to enhancing Mexico’s mobile communications capabilities for government applications with the...
NASA and Virgin Galactic have identified twelve innovative research payloads 06/08/2014 | Space | 829
NASA and Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded spaceline owned by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi’s aabar Investments PJS, have identified twelve innovative research...
06/06/2014 | Space | 71
Arianespace will send four more satellites from the O3b constellation into a circular orbit at an altitude of 7,830 km with the eighth Soyuz launch...
Volga-Dnepr sees strong growth in satellite business 06/05/2014 | Space | 307
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has seen a big increase in shipments for the aerospace industry with 22 flights moving space satellites over a 12-week period to the...
Tests completed for Airbus Defence and Space’s SpacePlane 06/03/2014 | Space | 145
Held on 1-4 May, the tests of Airbus Defence and Space’s SpacePlane demonstrator validated the dynamic flight conditions encountered in the end-of-flight phase following a...
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