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  • ATK-Orbital merger 'to go ahead despite ISS launch disaster'


    ​The spectacular failure of the 28 October launch of an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket has delayed the company’s proposed merger with ATK by about a month, but not derailed the deal.


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  • ATK-Orbital merger 'to go ahead despite ISS launch disaster'


    ​The spectacular failure of the 28 October launch of an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket has delayed the company’s...


  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered


    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic...


  • VIDEO: NASA has eye on Congressional critics following ISS launch disaster


    ​NASA got the sternest possible reminder of the hazards of spaceflight when an International Space Station resupply...


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  • ATK-Orbital merger 'to go ahead despite ISS launch disaster'

    News | 20 Nov 2014 13:20 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The spectacular failure of the 28 October launch of an Orbital Sciences Antares rocket has delayed the company’s proposed merger with ATK by about a month, but not derailed the deal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ATK-Orbital-merger-to-go-ahead-despite-ISS-launch-disaster-406311/
  • Airbus logistics: from tiny fish to small whale – and now a bigger Beluga

    News | 18 Nov 2014 16:12 | Dan Thisdell

    ​Now that Airbus has pushed the “go” button to develop an A330-based successor to its fleet of five A300-600ST “Beluga” oversized transports, it’s a good time to look back on the critical role these distinctive aircraft have played in turning the dream of knitting French, German, Spanish and British aerospace manufacturers into a single company.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Airbus-logistics-from-tiny-fish-to-small-whale-and-now-a-bigger-Beluga-406205/
  • Robospace: Star moments in robotic space exploration

    News | 14 Nov 2014 17:06 | Dan Thisdell

    ​At the end of a week that saw the European Space Agency turn heads the world over by achieving the first-ever soft landing on a comet, we look at the most dazzling achievements in five decades of robotic space exploration.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Robospace-Star-moments-in-robotic-space-exploration-406098/
  • OPINION: Virgin Galactic crash shows that big dreams mean big risk

    News | 07 Nov 2014 15:08

    ​Tragedy has struck space tourism a most cruel blow. First, the 31 October crash of SpaceShipTwo took the life of test pilot Mike Alsbury. Then, images of the in-flight break-up cast a calamitous cloud over the ­industry’s biggest and most important player – the ­Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites team.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Virgin-Galactic-crash-shows-that-big-dreams-mean-big-risk-405797/
  • Unforgiving void: Spaceflight tragedies remembered

    News | 31 Oct 2014 16:17 | Dan Thisdell

    A sobering week in spaceflight saw the first in-flight fatality in a commercial space programme, as Virgin Galactic lost a test pilot with the breakup of its SpaceShipTwo over the Nevada desert, along with a spectacular but non-fatal launch failure of an uncrewed International Space Station resupply mission. After that ISS mission failure, no less an authority than NASA human spaceflight director William Gerstenmaier took pains to remind everybody that launching rockets is a “tough business” – and warned against complacency as NASA and its private contractors prepare to return to the business of launching American astronauts to orbit.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Unforgiving-void-Spaceflight-tragedies-remembered-405505/
  • VIDEO: NASA has eye on Congressional critics following ISS launch disaster

    News | 29 Oct 2014 12:57 | Dan Thisdell

    ​NASA got the sternest possible reminder of the hazards of spaceflight when an International Space Station resupply mission ended in spectacular failure last night just metres above the launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-NASA-has-eye-on-Congressional-critics-following-ISS-launch-disaster-405380/