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Nasa and ATK prepare for static-fire test of SLS booster qualification motor
23 January, 2015
Nasa and ATK have installed the first Space Launch System (SLS) booster qualification motor, QM-1, in a test stand in Utah in preparations for its static-fire test in March....
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SES selects Arianespace to launch SES-12 communications satellite
Friday, January 23, 2015 Luxembourg-based commercial satellite operator SES has selected Arianespace to launch its first all-electric communications satellite, SES-12....

Inmarsat prepares to launch Inmarsat-5 F2 in February
Friday, January 23, 2015 UK satellite telecommunications firm Inmarsat is preparing to launch its Inmarsat-5 F2 (I-5 F2) satellite on 1 February....

Horizon Air to buy two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft
Friday, January 23, 2015 Horizon Air Industries, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, has signed a deal to purchase two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft....

MTU Maintenance gets €200m engine overhaul contract from Japan’s Solaseed Air
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Engine MRO service provider MTU Maintenance has secured a €200m contract from Japanese low-cost carrier Solaseed Air to provide maintenance services for its 24 CFM56-7B and 7BE engines on...

International Airfinance signs deal to buy Airbus A330-200 aircraft
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Dubai-based International Airfinance (IAFC) has signed a deal with Airbus to buy five wide-body A330-200 aircraft, with an option to purchase another four....

Nasa and Microsoft develop tool for virtual exploration on Mars
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Nasa has partnered with tech giant Microsoft to develop a new software, OnSight, to work virtually on Mars with the Curiosity rover....

Australia seeks proposals for potential recovery of Flight MH370
Thursday, January 22, 2015 The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is seeking proposals from organisations to prepare for potential recovery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370....

Boeing to build CMMB Vision’s mobile multimedia services satellite
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Boeing Satellite Systems International has been selected by New York Broadband (NYBB) to build a L-band satellite....

SpaceX raises $1bn to fund space and satellite technologies
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn through a financing round with Google and Fidelity Investments....

Solar Impulse 2 prepares to take first global flight
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 is preparing to take a flight of 35,000km in its first attempt from Abu Dhabi in late February or early March....

United Airlines looks to change ten Boeing 787 ordered for 777-300ERs
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 United Airlines (UAL) is reportedly planning to swap at least ten of its ordered 787 Dreamliners for the 777-300ER aircraft....

Nasa to use Isaac robot to produce composite structures for aerospace vehicles
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Nasa is preparing to use an integrated structural assembly of advanced composites (Isaac) robot to produce composite structures and materials for aerospace vehicles....

Boeing and University of Washington open research lab in Seattle
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Boeing and University of Washington (UW) have opened a new research centre in the US to focus on aircraft and spacecraft assembly and manufacturing technologies....

GKN Aerospace to supply components for Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Rolls-Royce has awarded a $200m contract to GKN Aerospace to supply components for the Trent 1000 engine....

Preliminary investigation suggests no terrorism link to AirAsia flight crash
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Indonesian air safety investigators have said that data from the black box flight recorders of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 has shown no evidence that the aircraft was brought down by terrorists....

Safran opens aircraft carbon brakes manufacturing plant in Malaysia
Monday, January 19, 2015 Safran has opened a new facility in Sendayan, Malaysia, to produce carbon brakes for commercial aircraft....

ESA realigns Cluster satellites to study solar wind impact on Earth
Monday, January 19, 2015 The European Space Agency (ESA) has manoeuvred two satellites of the Cluster constellation to study the impact of solar wind on the Earth's magnetic field....

SpaceX founder Elon Musk plans to launch 'hundreds' of internet connectivity satellites
Monday, January 19, 2015 SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk is reportedly planning to launch hundreds of satellites to provide high-speed internet services to remote corners of Earth, and eventually to Mars....

Air Europa finalises $3.6bn Boeing 787-9 order
Monday, January 19, 2015 Spanish airline Air Europa has finalised a $3.6bn order with Boeing to purchase 14 wide-body 787-9...

ESA set to launch its unmanned space plane on Vega rocket after delay
Friday, January 16, 2015 The European Space Agency (ESA) is set to launch its unmanned space plane, on-board the Vega rocket, to test re-entry technologies for future autonomous controlled re-entry for return missions. ...


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