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Japan’s new military space force to protect satellites from debris
Monday, August 04, 2014 Japan is planning to build a new armed space force involving personnel from the Air Self-Defence Force to shield satellites against dangerous debris orbiting...

Airbus to build first European satellite to perform electric orbit raising
Friday, August 01, 2014 Eutelsat has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space for the construction of a new telecommunications satellite, expected to be the first in Europe to perform electric orbit raising...

ESA successfully launches ATV-5 cargo spacecraft to ISS
Thursday, July 31, 2014 The European Space Agency (ESA) has successfully launched its fifth and last automated transfer vehicle (ATV) ‘Georges Lemaître’ on a 14 day journey to the International Space Station (ISS)...

Rocket Lab’s cheaper rocket transforms global space industry
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Rocket Lab is working on a new lightweight, cost-effective 10t rocket that can take satellites into space for an estimated $6m, significantly lower than current costs of $155m and more...

USAF’s new satellites to monitor military and commercial systems
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 The US Air Force (USAF) is to launch two operational satellites and an experimental satellite on-board United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral, Florida,...

UAE outlines plans for Arab’s first unmanned mission to Mars
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning launch an unmanned mission to Mars by 2021, marking the entry of the Arab world into space...

Lockheed Martin to offer mission planning support to ISS
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract by Nasa to offer mission and flight crew operations support for the International Space Station (ISS) and future human space...

ESA’s spaceplane set for November launch
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Engineers at European Space Agency (ESA) are moving ahead with the final trials on the itermediate experimental vehicle (IXV) to validate its survival capabilities in demanding conditions after...

US Military plans reusable spaceplane to cut satellite launch costs
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded initial design contracts for its next-generation, reusable experimental spaceplane project, called XS-1, as part of efforts...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 blasts off with six ORBCOMM OG2 satellites
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 SpaceX’s Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket has successfully blasted-off with ORBCOMM’s constellation of six OG2 commercial communications satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch...

UK plans to establish first spaceport by 2018
Monday, July 14, 2014 The UK Government has unveiled plans to establish a spaceport within the next four...

Final functional tests of BepiColombo underway in Italy
Monday, July 07, 2014 Final functional tests are being carried out on the European spacecraft BepiColombo at the Thales Alenia Space facility in Turin,...

RUAG Space wins contract to provide Ariane 5 payload fairings
Friday, July 04, 2014 RUAG Space has won a major payload fairing contract from satellite launch company...

India successfully launches PSLV- C23 with five foreign satellites
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 India has successfully launched Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV- C23 carrying five satellites from four foreign countries....

Nasa announces successful LDSD test flight for Mars missions
Monday, June 30, 2014 Nasa has announced the successful test flight of its low-density supersonic decelerator...

UAE’s Yahsat to expand commercial Ka-band coverage with third satellite
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat is planning to launch its third satellite in 2016, extending its commercial Ka-band coverage to a further 17 countries and 600 million...

SPUTNIX launches Russia's first private Earth remote sensing satellite
Monday, June 23, 2014 Russian developer of small satellite platforms and systems SPUTNIX Company has launched the country's first private Earth remote sensing satellite, TabletSat-Aurora, on-board ISC Kosmotras'...

ESP delivers first satellite thrusters to Surrey Satellite Technology
Thursday, June 19, 2014 European Space Propulsion (ESP), an Aerojet Rocketdyne company, has announced the delivery of the first set of satellite thrusters to Surrey Satellite Technology....

Airbus and Safran to create space launcher activities JV
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Airbus Group and Safran are set to create a 50-50 joint venture, to combine their work on space launcher activites as Europe looks to reduce costs of its future rockets in order to remain...

Boeing completes new Mexsat 702HP satellite for Mexico Government applications
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Boeing has announced the completion of second Mexsat 702 high-power (HP) geomobile satellite for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT)....

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