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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...

Lockheed Martin to study space debris and asteroids using United Kingdom Infrared Telescope
Friday, November 07, 2014 Lockheed Martin is planning to study the near-earth space debris and asteroids using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) located at Maunakea in Hawaii,...

ISRO plans second mission to Mars in 2018
Monday, November 03, 2014 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch second mission to Mars with a lander and rover to carry out more experiments on the red planet....

Nasa's Orion exploration capsule completes final assembly and testing
Friday, October 31, 2014 Nasa's Orion exploration capsule has completed final assembly and testing at Nasa’s Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Florida,...

Orbital’s Antares rocket explodes on launch to ISS
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The Orbital Sciences-built Antares has exploded during its mission to the International Space Station (ISS) due to a ‘catastrophic’ failure in the vehicle....

ESA selected to manage Copernicus ‘space component’ until 2021
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 The European Commission has selected the European Space Agency (ESA) to manage the operations of Copernicus ‘space component’ until 2021....

Nasa seeks partners to develop ultra-lightweight materials for future space missions
Monday, October 27, 2014 Nasa is inviting proposals to develop and demonstrate scalable and cost-effective ultra-lightweight materials for use on future aerospace vehicles and structures....

Russia’s Proton-M rocket launches Express-AM6 telecommunications satellite
Thursday, October 23, 2014 Russia's Proton-M rocket has successfully blasted-off with the Express-AM6 telecommunications satellite from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. ...

Argentina puts its first geostationary communications satellite in orbit
Monday, October 20, 2014 Argentina has launched its first geostationary communications satellite from the spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana....

SSL delivers DIRECTV 14 satellite to be launched aboard Ariane 5
Friday, October 17, 2014 Commercial satellite provider Space Systems/Loral (SSL) has delivered DIRECTV 14 satellite constructed for US-based DIRECTV....

James Webb Space Telescope instruments complete cryogenic vacuum test
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 The near infrared spectrograph (NIRSpec) and the mid-infrared instrument (MIRI) instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) have completed cryogenic vacuum tests at Nasa's Goddard...

ESA research finds new adhesive to develop ultra-stable structures for space instruments
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Researchers at the European Space Agency (ESA) have found out new ultra-stable adhesive that could play a key role in assembling rock-solid structures for space...

Arianespace prepares for sixth Ariane 5 mission
Monday, October 13, 2014 Arianespace has started assembly of the heavy-lift launcher for Ariane 5’s sixth mission....

Nasa prepares to study comet Siding Spring as it comes within Mars’ vicinity
Friday, October 10, 2014 Nasa is preparing to study the Siding Spring comet when it flies past the surrounding areas of Mars on 19 October....

Glitch in fourth stage of launch led to Galileo misfire, finds inquiry commission
Thursday, October 09, 2014 An independent inquiry board has identified that a production glitch in the fourth stage of Soyuz ST-B launcher led to the deployment of Europe's twin Galileo navigation satellites into...

Nasa funds oxygen recycling technologies for future space missions
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Nasa has selected four organisations to work on developing advanced oxygen recovery and recycling technologies to facilitate deep-space human exploration....

Japan launches geostationary meteorological satellite Himawari-8
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has launched the geostationary meteorological satellite, Himawari-8, from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan....

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....

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