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Facebook conducts solar-powered drone flights in UK
30 March, 2015
Social networking giant Facebook has trialled solar-powered drones in the UK for first time, which will provide internet access to remote areas in the region....
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Orbital ATK launches Nasa’s scientific balloon flight in New Zealand
Monday, March 30, 2015 Orbital ATK has launched the first scientific balloon flight from Wanaka Airport in New Zealand under Nasa's balloon programme....

Soyuz rocket lifts-off seventh and eighth Galileo satellites from French Guiana
Monday, March 30, 2015 The seventh and eighth Galileo satellites have been lifted-off on-board Arianespace's Soyuz rocket from spaceport in French Guiana....

Roscosmos and Nasa plan to build new orbital space station
Monday, March 30, 2015 Russian and US space agencies, Roscosmos and Nasa, are reportedly planning to build a new orbital space station, to replace the current International Space Station (ISS), which will operate...

Arianespace to launch PeruSat-1 Earth observation satellite
Friday, March 27, 2015 Arianespace has secured a contract from Airbus Defence and Space to launch the Peruvian Earth observation satellite, PeruSat-1, on-board its Vega launch vehicle....

RBC Bearings to acquire Sargent Aerospace & Defense for $500m
Friday, March 27, 2015 RBC Bearings has signed a deal to acquire Dover's Sargent Aerospace & Defense business for $500m....

ESA seeks new techniques for clearing derelict satellites from space
Friday, March 27, 2015 The ESA is seeking new designs and techniques to collect and remove derelict satellites in orbit....

UK allocates £10m funds for civil aerospace technologies
Friday, March 27, 2015 The UK Government has allocated £10m to support development of new technologies for the civil aerospace industry....

Amazon criticises FAA on delaying approvals for drone testing
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Amazon has criticised the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for delaying approvals for drone testing....

Hainan Airlines plans to place $7.7bn order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners
Thursday, March 26, 2015 China-based Hainan Airlines is planning to place an order worth $7.7bn with Boeing for 30 787 Dreamliners....

Lockheed Martin buys high-speed wind tunnel for aerospace applications
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Lockheed Martin has acquired a high-speed wind tunnel (HSWT), which is said to be the only one of its kind in the US....

TESTIA to commercialise Structural Monitoring Systems’ aircraft cracks monitoring technology
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Structural Monitoring Systems (SMS) has partnered with TESTIA, to commercialise its Comparative Vacuum Monitoring (CVM) technology for aircraft....

Black box recovered from Germanwings’ crashed A320
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Air investigators have recovered a black box flight recorder of the Germanwings’ A320 aircraft that crashed in the French Alps, killing all the 150 passengers and crew on-board....

Orbital ATK secures contract from Nasa to build JPSS-2 satellite
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Orbital ATK has secured a $253m contract from Nasa to design and build Joint Polar Satellite Systems-2 (JPSS-2) spacecraft for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....

Siemens unveils electric motor for aircraft
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Siemens has unveiled an electric motor for aircraft with take-off weights of up to 2t....

Hainan Airlines selects Rockwell Collins’ head-up guidance system for Boeing 737 aircraft
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Rockwell Collins has secured a contract from Hainan Airlines to provide head-up guidance system (HGS) for the airlines’ Next-Generation Boeing 737 aircraft and flight...

148 feared dead as Airbus A320 crashes in France
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 An Airbus A320 aircraft of Lufthansa's Germanwings budget carrier flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf has crashed in remote area of southern France, with 148 passengers and crew members on-board....

ESA tests deployable nets to clear space debris
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Engineers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have evaluated behaviour of deployable nets in orbit to remove derelict satellites in...

Airbus Defence and Space to sell aerospace engineering business Rostock System Technik
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Airbus Defence and Space has signed a deal to sell its Rostock System Technik (RST) aerospace engineering subsidiary to Ferchau Engineering. ...

Drones deployed to prevent wildlife poaching in Africa
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Lindbergh Foundation has launched the Air Shepherd initiative, which uses drones to protect elephants and rhinos in Africa from poachers....

FAA aims to streamline process for commercial drone operations in US
Monday, March 23, 2015 The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly considering streamlining the process of securing a certificate of authority for using drone aircraft in business...


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