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  • SpaceX hits milestone in bid for reusable rockets


    ​SpaceX passed a milestone in its bid to develop reusable rockets with an apparently successful soft splashdown and recovery of the main stage of the Falcon 9 vehicle that went on to deliver a Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station.


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  • NASA studies options for new long endurance UAS


    ​NASA has launched a concept study to evaluate options for acquiring a new fleet of large payload, long endurance...


  • SOFIA telescope declared operational, but funding threat looms


    ​Three months after announcing plans to ground the aircraft, NASA has declared the stratospheric observatory of ...


  • AUVSI: NOAA looks to UAVs to improve forecasting, monitor remote ocean regions


    ​The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) plans to expand its use of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to...


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  • NASA studies options for new long endurance UAS

    News | 09 Jul 2014 20:14 | Stephen Trimble

    ​NASA has launched a concept study to evaluate options for acquiring a new fleet of large payload, long endurance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within five to 10 years, the agency says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-studies-options-for-new-long-endurance-UAS-401236/
  • ANALYSIS: UKSA's bold vision is to be the most modern of space agencies

    News | 30 Jun 2014 23:00 | Dan Thisdell

    With a wider focus than merely launchers and airlocks, the UK Space Agency is keen to cement its position as a progressive force in humanity's exploration of the cosmoshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-UKSAs-bold-vision-is-to-be-the-most-modern-of-space-agencies-400411/
  • ANALYSIS: UK aerospace riding wave of new-era industrial policy

    News | 30 Jun 2014 08:20 | Dan Thisdell

    Things are looking up for the UK's aerospace industry, with government backing and new initiatives promising a new era of financial gain for all partieshttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-UK-aerospace-riding-wave-of-new-era-industrial-policy-400362/
  • Transatlantic effort progresses Orion crew vehicle

    News | 06 Jun 2014 13:54 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The development of a key component in any future manned mission to deep space has taken a leap forward with European Space Agency approval of the design for the service module it will supply for NASA’s Orion crew capsule.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Transatlantic-effort-progresses-Orion-crew-vehicle-399857/
  • For the long haul to Mars, keep your diet close to the Earth

    News | 06 Jun 2014 13:45 | Dan Thisdell

    ​On the Apollo missions, astronauts ventured about 400,000km from Earth and spent between 8 and 12 days away from home. A trip to Mars would involve 56 million km travelling over eight or nine months – and a stay of about two years, to wait for the two planets to be close enough again to make the return journey over that shortest distance.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/For-the-long-haul-to-Mars-keep-your-diet-close-to-the-Earth-399856/
  • ANALYSIS: Roadmap to Mars is paved with ambition, high hopes and money

    News | 06 Jun 2014 13:33 | Dan Thisdell

    A manned mission to Mars is a lofty goal, but with international effort beginning to align behind one cohesive plan, the next stage of human exploration may well become possiblehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Roadmap-to-Mars-is-paved-with-ambition-high-hopes-and-money-399853/