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Nasa begins environmental tests on InSight Mars lander
29 May, 2015
Nasa has started environmental testing of its Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which will explore the interior structure of...
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MTC and UK partners developing manufacturing techniques for aircraft and engines
Friday, May 29, 2015 UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has partnered with aerospace companies to develop new manufacturing techniques for aero-engines and...

Airbus plans to increase A320 aircraft production
Friday, May 29, 2015 Airbus is reportedly planning to step-up production of its twin-engine A320 series aircraft to more than 60 a month, to meet the increasing demand for the short to medium-range, narrow-body...

Boeing receives first Nasa contract for human spaceflight to ISS
Friday, May 29, 2015 Boeing has secured a first crew rotation mission contract from Nasa to fly astronauts from the US to the international space station (ISS) in...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 selected to launch US military satellites
Thursday, May 28, 2015 The US Air Force (USAF) has approved SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket to launch the country's future space missions, including military and spy...

Sierra Nevada to support Turkey’s regional aircraft project
Thursday, May 28, 2015 The Turkish Government has partnered with Sierra Nevada (SNC) to produce the country's first regional...

Ariane 5 lifts-off DirecTV-15 and Sky Mexico-1 satellites
Thursday, May 28, 2015 DirecTV-15 and Sky Mexico-1 satellites have successfully been lifted-off aboard an Arianespace's Ariane 5 from spaceport in Kourou, French...

Nasa selects instruments for exploration of Jupiter's moon, Europa
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Nasa has progressed its mission to Jupiter's moon Europa with the selection of scientific instruments to study whether the icy moon is suitable for sustaining...

Space Systems Loral delivers Star One C4 satellite to French Guiana spaceport
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Space Systems Loral (SSL) has delivered Embratel Star One's Star One C4 satellite to the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, for launch aboard an Ariane 5...

Dubai Aerospace sells aircraft engine service unit StandardAero to Veritas Capital
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) has signed a deal to sell StandardAero to an affiliate of Veritas Capital for undisclosed...

Hot-fire tests completed on USAF’s hydrocarbon boost technology engine component
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed hot-fire tests on the US Air Force's (USAF) sub-scale, oxygen-rich pre-burner for its hydrocarbon boost technology demonstrator (HBTD)...

Airbus Defence and Space starts build phase of Grace-FO twin satellites
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Airbus Defence and Space has completed the design phase and started build-up of the gravity recovery and climate experiment follow-on (Grace-FO) twin...

Nasa to reconfigure ISS for future commercial crew spacecraft
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Nasa is preparing to reconfigure the International Space Station (ISS) to create primary and back-up docking ports for the US commercial crew...

Isro to test fly a reusable launch vehicle in July
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is preparing to conduct a test flight of an aeroplane-shaped, small, reusable launch vehicle in...

UAE launches space agency to accelerate exploration programmes
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its space agency to accelerate space programmes, including Earth-orbiting satellite missions and the 2020 mission to...

Structural Monitoring Systems supplies CVM technology to Sikorsky rotorcraft
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Structural Monitoring Systems (SMS) has signed a deal with United Technologies' subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft to supply its comparative vacuum monitoring (CVM) technology to Sikorsky...

Azul finalises E-Jets E2 firm order with Embraer
Friday, May 22, 2015 Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras has finalised a deal with Embraer to purchase 30 E195-E2 jets with an option for an additional 20...

Nasa and NRC extend partnership to reduce aircraft engine icing
Friday, May 22, 2015 The National Research Council (NRC) of Canada has renewed its partnership agreement with Nasa to explore ways of reducing aircraft engine...

Arianespace completes initial assembly of Ariane 5 for July mission
Friday, May 22, 2015 Arianespace has completed the initial build-up of Ariane 5 at the spaceport in French Guiana in preparation for lift-off during...

GE Aviation and Woodward form JV to develop fuel systems for aircraft engines
Friday, May 22, 2015 GE Aviation has formed a 50:50 joint venture (JV) with Woodward to design and develop fuel systems for GE's commercial aircraft...

Airbus A320neo with Leap-1A engines takes its first flight
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Airbus has completed the maiden flight of its A320neo equipped with CFM International's Leap-1A engines in Toulouse,...


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