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Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop electric propulsion system for Nasa's deepspace missions
Friday, April 24, 2015 Nasa has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to design an electric propulsion system to power its future manned spaceflights to cislunar space and beyond to Mars....

Nasa to fund NExSS research on life in outerspace
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 A team led by the University of Arizona has been selected by Nasa to research on Earth-like features that any other planets might have, and explore the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe....

Nasa invites universities for small spacecraft technology projects
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Nasa is inviting proposals from college and university teams for small spacecraft technology...

Japan plans unmanned mission to Moon by 2018
Monday, April 20, 2015 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning to launch an unmanned exploration mission to the Moon by 2018....

Nasa's Messenger spacecraft prepares to crash land on Mercury
Monday, April 20, 2015 Nasa's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft is preparing to crash land on Mercury once it runs out of propellant....

Riken-led team to test space debris clearing system at ISS
Monday, April 20, 2015 An international team of scientists led by Japan's Riken institute is planning to trial a telescope and laser system on the International Space Station (ISS) to clear space debris....

Nasa selects $118m worth aerospace technology projects in US
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Nasa has selected $118.1m of aerospace technology and innovation projects from small businesses and research institutions in the US that will support the agency in its future missions into...

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts-off on CRS-6 mission to ISS
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has taken-off with Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, as part of the sixth commercial resupply services...

Johns Hopkins University APL to build Nasa’s Solar Probe Plus spacecraft
Friday, April 10, 2015 Nasa has approved Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to proceed with construction of the Solar Probe Plus spacecraft....

Nasa plans to launch nano-satellites on Space Launch System first test flight
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Nasa is planning to launch 11 nano-satellites on-board its Space Launch System (SLS), to conduct science experiments beyond a low-Earth orbit....

Ariane 5 being readied to launch THOR 7 satellite and SICRAL 2 satellites
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Arianespace’s Ariane 5 dual-passenger heavy lift launch vehicle is being readied for its next mission on 15 April, to launch Telenor Satellite Broadcasting's (TSB) THOR 7 satellite and SICRAL...

ESA plans AIM mission to test asteroid collision prevention techniques
Thursday, April 02, 2015 ESA is planning to launch Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) in October 2020, to evaluate planetary defence techniques to prevent asteroid collision, which could include changing the orbit of...

Nasa selects companies to develop technologies for deepspace missions
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Nasa has selected new companies to develop exploration technologies for space, as well as for sending human to deepspace destinations. ...

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...

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....

Proton-M lifts-off Express-AM7 telecommunications satellite
Friday, March 20, 2015 Russian Satellite Communications' (RSCC) Express-АМ7 telecommunications satellite has successfully lifted-off aboard International Launch Services' Proton-M integrated launch vehicle (ILV) from...

Nasa to study future space habitat systems with launch of expandable module to ISS
Monday, March 16, 2015 Nasa will launch Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) to the International Space Station (ISS) this year to accumulate data to study future space habitat...

ESA’s Solar Orbiter STM to undergo mechanical testing in Germany
Monday, March 16, 2015 Airbus Defence and Space has completed the structural and thermal model (STM) of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter, and is preparing to ship the STM to IABG in Germany for...

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