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ISDLA-1 satellite readies for payload integration ahead of launch
Monday, October 06, 2014 Telecommunications satellite ISDLA-1 has been moved to the final assembly building at the French Guiana’s space port, marking a major milestone towards payload...

US and India to collaborate on two space missions
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 Nasa and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) have signed agreements to collaborate on an earth-observing satellite and future joint missions to explore Mars....

Nasa’s Orion capsule in final integration stage for deep-space test flight
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Nasa's Orion exploration capsule has been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, US, for its integration with the launch abort system (LAS)....

UK to develop intergalactic GPS instrument to explore universe
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 A team led by UK Astronomy Technology Centre (ATC) has won a €9m contract to build multi-object optical and near-infrared spectrograph (MOONS) that will help explore the formation...

ESA to launch Philae lander on comet 67P in November
Monday, September 29, 2014 The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft is preparing to launch a small lander, Philae, onto the surface of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet on 12 November....

ESA readies to launch atmospheric re-entry demonstrator in November
Thursday, September 25, 2014 The European Space Agency’s (ESA) atmospheric re-entry demonstrator, Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), has reached the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, ahead of its...

India's Mars orbiter spacecraft enters orbit
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully placed its unmanned Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft to the Martian orbit, to study the planet's atmosphere and identify...

Nasa’s MAVEN spacecraft enters Martian orbit
Monday, September 22, 2014 Nasa’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has successfully arrived Martian orbit to study the red planet’s upper atmosphere....

SpaceX's Dragon blasts-off with first 3D printer in space on-board
Monday, September 22, 2014 Space Exploration Technologies’ (SpaceX) Dragon has successfully blasted-off with around 5,000lb of Nasa science equipment, including a 3D printer, to the International Space Station (ISS)...

Lockheed mates two main components of NOAA's Goes-R satellite
Friday, September 19, 2014 Lockheed Martin has successfully combined the system and core modules of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (Goes-R) for weather at its space system facilities near...

Nasa selects Boeing and SpaceX for flights to ISS
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Boeing and SpaceX have been selected by Nasa to fly astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and back aboard their CST-100 and Crew Dragon...

Hispasat gets funds for Hispasat 1F satellite project
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Spain-based Hispasat has received €123m financing from Export Development Canada (EDC) for the Hispasat 1F satellite project....

Boeing leads for Nasa contract for space shuttle to ISS
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Boeing is being tipped to receive a multibillion-dollar contract from Nasa to build a spacecraft to fly astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and back....

Nasa selects Surrey Satellite US to study lighter Landsat sensors
Monday, September 15, 2014 Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has selected Colorado-based Surrey Satellite Technology US (SST-US) to study lighter alternatives to the two sensors currently deployed on Landsat 8, an...

Nasa launches largest spacecraft welding tool
Monday, September 15, 2014 Nasa has launched a spacecraft welding tool, the Vertical Assembly Center, at its Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, US....

Nasa’s Orion capsule prepares for deep-space test flight in December
Friday, September 12, 2014 Nasa's Orion exploration capsule has been moved from the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility...

US researchers test new algorithm for clearing space debris
Friday, September 12, 2014 Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US have come up with a new algorithm that could aid in analysing the rotation of objects in space, which will help in cleaning...

Nasa selects four firms for suborbital commercial flight services
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Nasa has selected four US-based companies to provide commercial suborbital flight services....

SpaceX launches AsiaSat 6 communications satellite
Monday, September 08, 2014 SpaceX has successfully launched Asia Satellite Telecommunications' AsiaSat 6 communications satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US, aboard its Falcon 9 rocket....

Nasa to launch 3D printer to space this month
Friday, September 05, 2014 The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (Nasa) is reportedly preparing to send a first-of-its-kind 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as 19 September....

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