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University at Buffalo students to build space debris observation satellite
12 February, 2016
Students at the University at Buffalo (UB) have been selected by federal agencies to design and build a microsatellite called Spectrometry Observation for Reflectivity Analysis (SORA), for...
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Japan postpones x-ray astronomy satellite launch due to bad weather Friday, February 12, 2016 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has postponed the launch of an x-ray astronomy satellite (Astro-H) aboard H-IIA launch vehicle no 30 from the Tanegashima Space Center due to bad...

Nasa starts building the SLS core stage of Pathfinder Friday, February 12, 2016 Nasa has begun building a mockup of a core stage of its new rocket Space Launch System (SLS), which will be used in future deep-space missions in three Alabama communities in the...

LIGO collaboration detects gravitational waves in space Friday, February 12, 2016 Enhanced laser interferometer gravitational-wave observatory (LIGO) detectors, a US National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project, have detected gravitational waves in space for the first...

President Obama proposes $19bn budget for Nasa in 2017 fiscal budget Thursday, February 11, 2016 US President Barack Obama has proposed a $19bn budget for Nasa in the 2017 fiscal year, a cut of $300m from the agency's last...

World’s biggest aircraft Airlander 10 aims to take first flight in March Thursday, February 11, 2016 Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is set to test fly the world's biggest aircraft, Airlander 10, with a length of 92m and width of 43.5m, in...

Airbus begins final assembly of first A350-1000 Thursday, February 11, 2016 Airbus has begun final assembly of the first A350-1000, the largest member of the wide-body A350 XWB family of aircraft, at its final assembly line (FAL) in Toulouse,...

Boeing plans to cut jobs at commercial jet unit to reduce costs Thursday, February 11, 2016 Boeing is planning to cut jobs at its commercial jet unit to reduce costs and compete with its...

Air Berlin to lease three new Bombardier Q400 from GE Capital Aviation Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Germany-based Air Berlin has signed a deal with GE Capital Aviation Services' (GECAS) Regional Aircraft Group to lease three new Bombardier Q400 turboprop...

US representative for California introduces aerospace research bill to support the FAA Wednesday, February 10, 2016 US representative for California Steve Knight has introduced aerospace research legislation, which will help the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to execute and expand its...

Airbus 321neo with new engine option completes first flight Wednesday, February 10, 2016 The first A321neo from Airbus, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, has completed its first flight from Hamburg,...

FAA warns airlines against lithium battery cargo shipping Wednesday, February 10, 2016 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned commercial passenger and cargo airlines against shipping lithium batteries due to safety hazards, including the possible risk of...

Thales signs €450m deal with ESA to build sentinel-3C and D satellites Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Thales Alenia Space has secured a €450m contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to build Sentinel-3C and D environmental monitoring and oceanographic satellites for Europe's Earth...

Nasa aims to develop electric-powered plane Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Nasa is currently searching for ideas to develop an electric propulsion-powered plane under a piloted experimental airplane project called Scalable Convergent Electric Propulsion Technology...

23 countries agree to reduce aircraft emissions Tuesday, February 09, 2016 23 countries including the US have agreed to reduce aircraft CO2 emissions according to the first global emission reduction standards set by the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization...

Eutelsat 65 West A satellite set to be launched on 9 March Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Satellite operator Eutelsat Communications' advanced high-throughput EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite is ready to be launched on 9...

Cella’s solid hydrogen fuel powered UAV makes test flight Tuesday, February 09, 2016 A hydrogen-fuelled power system developed by Cella Energy has completed its test flight on a Raptor E1 unmanned aerial vehicle...

North Korea launches Earth observation satellite Monday, February 08, 2016 North Korea has claimed it successfully launched a satellite into space aboard a long-range rocket from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Phyongan...

NOAA partners with Nasa to study El Niño Monday, February 08, 2016 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has partnered with Nasa to study El Niño and its impact on the weather...

UAE warns drone enthusiasts against flying their drone in public areas Monday, February 08, 2016 The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has asked light air sports enthusiasts, including drone enthusiasts, to fly their aircraft only in accredited clubs approved by the authority...

Oregon congressman introduces Commercial UAS Modernization Act Monday, February 08, 2016 Congressman Earl Blumenauer of Oregon has introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization...


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