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  • OPINION: Safety standards challenge for Virgin Galactic


    ​The new and exciting commercial spaceflight sector must recover from the damaging loss of SpaceShipTwo, but the imposition of unrealistic safety standards could keep it Earth-bound


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  • UK spaceport plan moves ahead with sites shortlist


    ​The UK Civil Aviation Authority has moved the country a step closer to establishing a space launch industry geared...


  • Virgin Galactic takes pragmatic approach to fatal spacecraft crash


    ​Virgin Galactic is focusing its efforts on the development of its next sub-orbital tourist spacecraft following the...


  • Ex-SpaceShipOne test pilot critical of hybrid motor in new video


    ​Count the Ansari X-Prize-winning test pilot of SpaceShipOne, Brian Binnie, among the critics of SpaceShipTwo.


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  • OPINION: Safety standards challenge for Virgin Galactic

    News | 31 Jul 2015 14:02 | Flight International

    ​The new and exciting commercial spaceflight sector must recover from the damaging loss of SpaceShipTwo, but the imposition of unrealistic safety standards could keep it Earth-boundhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Safety-standards-challenge-for-Virgin-Galactic-415263/
  • NTSB traces SpaceShipTwo crash to preventable error

    News | 28 Jul 2015 20:27 | Stephen Trimble

    ​A co-pilot’s fatal mistake that led to the break-up of SpaceShipTwo represented a single-point failure that could have been addressed long before the crash last October, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on 28 July.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NTSB-traces-SpaceShipTwo-crash-to-preventable-error-415120/
  • ANALYSIS: Virgin Galactic thrusting ahead with satellite launch scheme

    News | 30 Jun 2015 13:33 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic’s dream of personal spaceflight may be on hold, but its satellite-launching venture is bounding ahead.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Virgin-Galactic-thrusting-ahead-with-satellite-launch-scheme-414159/
  • Virgin Galactic to test new spaceship 'this year'

    News | 22 Apr 2015 16:24 | Dan Thisdell

    Virgin Galactic expects to begin testing a second SpaceShipTwo this year to replace the suborbital rocketplane lost in last year’s fatal test flight crash.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Virgin-Galactic-to-test-new-spaceship-this-year-411492/
  • UK spaceport plan moves ahead with sites shortlist

    News | 05 Mar 2015 15:39 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The UK Civil Aviation Authority has moved the country a step closer to establishing a space launch industry geared to suborbital tourism and the launch of small satellites by narrowing the shortlist of possible locations for a spaceport originally named at the 2014 Farnborough air show.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/UK-spaceport-plan-moves-ahead-with-sites-shortlist-409820/
  • ANALYSIS: In Russia's space programme, the state strikes back

    News | 28 Jan 2015 10:16 | Dan Thisdell

    ​While a number of recent events in spaceflight have underscored the rising significance of private sector competition, 2014 concluded with a maiden flight that serves to remind us all of the enduring presence of big, state-driven programmes.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-In-Russias-space-programme-the-state-strikes-back-407640/