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NASA, SpaceX Complete Final Major Flight Test of Crew Spacecraft

January 20, 2020

Via: ASD News

NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under […]


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GSAT-30 is Installed on Ariane 5 for Arianespace’s First Mission of 2020

January 14, 2020

Via: ASD News

Final payload integration has begun for Arianespace’s year-opening mission on January 16, with GSAT-30 now installed atop its Ariane 5 launcher at the Spaceport in French Guiana. This satellite was positioned on the assembled Ariane 5’s core cryogenic stage during […]


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Satellite imagery company Maxar to sell Canadian unit for C$1 billion

December 30, 2019

Via: Reuters

(Reuters) – U.S. satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies Inc said on Monday it would sell its Canadian space robotics business to a consortium led by Northern Private Capital (NPC) for C$1 billion ($765 million), in a bid to ease its […]


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ULA Successfully Launches the Boeing Starliner Spacecraft on the Orbital Flight Test

December 23, 2019

Via: ASD News

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying Boeing’s Starliner capsule on the Orbital Flight Test lifted off on Dec. 20 at 6:36:43 a.m. EST, from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This marks the 81st […]


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Rolls-Royce gives first look at one-seater electric plane

December 19, 2019

Via: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – British engineering company Rolls-Royce gave a first look at a one-seater electric aircraft on Thursday it hopes will fly in late Spring next year and become the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft. Growing concerns about climate change plus […]


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Capella to Start Commercial Operations in 2020 with Launch of Seven Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellites

December 16, 2019

Via: PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Capella Space, an information services company providing Earth observation data on demand, today announced it will launch seven synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites and start commercial operations in 2020. Powering this next step […]


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Airbus Secures Lead Over Boeing as 737 Max Uncertainty Continues

December 9, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Shares of Airbus SE handily pulled ahead of rival Boeing Co. this year after a pair of fatal 737 Max plane crashes led to the grounding of the U.S. model’s entire fleet. Airbus is poised to finish the year ahead […]


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250 launches and counting: Arianespace orbits TIBA-1 and Inmarsat GX5

December 2, 2019

Via: ASD News

Arianespace delivered another dual-satellite payload to orbit on the 250th launch of an Ariane-series vehicle – underscoring its continued success 40 years after the historic maiden flight of an Ariane 1 version in 1979. Lifting off today from Europe’s Spaceport […]


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Boeing’s Humans Step In After Robots Fumble 777 Jet Assembly

November 14, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Score one for the humans. After four years of trial and error, Boeing Co. is dumping one of its most ambitious forays into automation: the robots that build two main fuselage sections for its 777 jetliners and an upgraded version […]


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Swiss Grounds Airbus A220 Planes After Finding Engine Fault

October 15, 2019

Via: Industry Week

Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Swiss airline grounded its fleet of Airbus SE A220 jets after the latest incident with Pratt & Whitney engines forced a London-Geneva flight to land in Paris. Lufthansa’s Swiss unit, the world’s biggest operator of the narrow-body […]