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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....

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. ...

NOAA and Nasa complete integration GOES-R satellite instruments on spacecraft
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Nasa have completed integration of all the instruments of its Geostationary Operational Satellite – R (GOES-R) satellite onto a spacecraft....

European satellite manufacturers to discuss space debris mitigation technologies
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Satellite manufacturers in Europe will meet at the European Space Agency's (ESA) technical centre (ESTEC) in March, to discuss the ways to redesign low-orbit missions that comply with...

Nasa completes hot fire test of SLS RS-25 engine
Monday, January 12, 2015 Nasa has completed the first hot fire test of an RS-25 engine of the Space Launch System (SLS), which is designed to provide human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit....

Astronomers identify eight new exoplanets in distant solar systems
Wednesday, January 07, 2015 Astronomers have identified eight new exoplanets in distant solar systems and believe them to be in the habitable 'Goldilocks' zone of their parent stars....

Nasa selects four firms to develop commercial space capabilities
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Nasa has partnered with four US-based companies to develop new commercial space capabilities for the agency and its customers....

Next Galileo satellite reaches ESA technical centre for testing
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 The latest Galileo satellite, Numbered Flight Model 6 (FM06), has reached the European Space Agency's (ESA) technical centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands for testing....

Nasa approves SpaceX’s approach for Crew Dragon spacecraft
Monday, December 22, 2014 Nasa has approved SpaceX's approach to Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 v.1.1 rocket, to fly its crews to and from the International Space Station....

ISRO completes experimental test flight of GSLV Mk-III with crew module
Thursday, December 18, 2014 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has completed the first experimental test-flight of its heaviest rocket, GSLV Mk-III or LVM3, with a crew module....

Atlas 5 rocket launches spy satellite of National Reconnaissance Office
Monday, December 15, 2014 A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has successfully launched from Space Launch Complex-3....

Airbus and Thales to build observatory satellites for UAE armed forces
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Airbus Defence and Space and its partners are to build two Falcon Eye high-performance optical earth-observation satellites for the the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Armed Forces....

Ariane 5 launches GSAT-16 and DIRECTV 14 telecommunication satellites
Monday, December 08, 2014 Arianespace's heavy-lift vehicle Ariane 5 has placed telecommunications satellites Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO), GSAT-16 and DIRECTV's DIRECTV-14, into geostationary transfer orbit....

Nasa Orion exploration capsule completes first unmanned flight
Monday, December 08, 2014 Nasa's Orion exploration capsule has successfully completed its first unmanned flight with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles south-west of San Diego, US....

ESA members approve Ariane 6 rocket development
Thursday, December 04, 2014 Member states of the European Space Agency (ESA) have approved development of the next-generation launch vehicle, Ariane 6, which will replace Ariane 5 ECA system....

Zero-gravity coffee machine set for launch to ISS
Friday, November 21, 2014 Astronauts about to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on-board the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft be taking a new zero-gravity coffee machine with...

US universities to develop technologies for Nasa’s future exploration missions
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Nasa has awarded early stage innovation grants to 11 universities to work on technologies that will help the agency on future science and human exploration missions....

Final assembly of Nasa's Next Mars lander begins at Lockheed Martin
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Nasa's InSight Mars lander spacecraft has entered the assembly, test and launch operations phase of its development at Lockheed Martin clean room near Denver in Colorado, US....

ESA’s Rosetta mission lands Philae robot on comet 67P
Thursday, November 13, 2014 The European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft has successfully placed a small lander, Philae, onto the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko...

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