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Nasa to reconfigure ISS for future commercial crew spacecraft
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Nasa is preparing to reconfigure the International Space Station (ISS) to create primary and back-up docking ports for the US commercial crew...

Isro to test fly a reusable launch vehicle in July
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is preparing to conduct a test flight of an aeroplane-shaped, small, reusable launch vehicle in...

UAE launches space agency to accelerate exploration programmes
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its space agency to accelerate space programmes, including Earth-orbiting satellite missions and the 2020 mission to...

Atlas V rocket lifts-off research satellite to test in-space solar propulsion technology
Thursday, May 21, 2015 United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket has successfully lifted-off a Planetary Society's LightSail satellite onboard the US Air Force's X-37B space plane, to test in-space solar...

Nasa invites 3D-printed habitat designs for deep space missions
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Nasa has launched a competition to design and build a 3D-printed habitat that could be used on Mars or for other deep space exploration...

Moon Express’ MX-1 spacecraft to transport lunar laser ranging arrays
Monday, May 18, 2015 Moon Express has signed a deal with Italy's National Laboratories of Frascati (INFN-LNF) and the University of Maryland of US, to carry new-generation lunar laser ranging arrays to the...

Proton-M rocket carrying MexSat-1 satellite crashes in Siberia
Monday, May 18, 2015 A Proton-M rocket designed to launch Mexico's Centenario (MexSat-1) communications satellite has crashed over eastern...

University of New Mexico develops SORTIE satellite to study ionosphere
Friday, May 15, 2015 The University of New Mexico (UNM) is working on a new cube-shaped satellite to study the F-region of the...

Deep Space Industries to develop space resource usage technologies for NASA
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Deep Space Industries (DSI) has secured two contracts with NASA to develop technologies for using asteroid...

NASA begins critical design review of its space launch system
Thursday, May 14, 2015 NASA has commenced a critical design review (CDR) of its space launch system (SLS) at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama,...

Progress cargo spacecraft failure delays ISS crew's return to Earth
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 An unmanned cargo spaceship that failed to complete its ISS re-supply mission and burnt up as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere last week, forcing the Russian space agency to postpone the...

Scientific balloon launched in Australia to study Vela Pulsar neutron star
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 A scientific balloon has been launched from the Australian Balloon Launching Station to evaluate high-energy gamma rays being emitted by the Vela Pulsar neutron star....

Nasa to fund eel-like robot to explore Jupiter's moon Europa
Monday, May 11, 2015 Nasa is considering a proposal to develop a soft-robotic rover for planetary missions, including exploring gas-bearing moons such as Europa....

University of Warwick researchers say asteroid debris host large amounts of water
Monday, May 11, 2015 Astronomers from the University of Warwick have found that planetary bodies, including asteroids and comets, containing large amounts of water and transport the fluid to other planetary...

Progress 59 capsule heads back toward Earth
Thursday, May 07, 2015 An unmanned ISS Progress 59 cargo spacecraft, which failed to complete the ISS resupply mission last week, is heading towards Earth and is likely to crash in the Earth atmosphere...

Campbeltown’s Discover Space UK launches bid to become first spaceport
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Machrihanish Airbase Community (MACC) owned Discover Space UK has launched a bid to become the first spaceport in the country....

Nasa's Messenger mission ends with crash land on Mercury
Friday, May 01, 2015 Nasa's Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging (Messenger) spacecraft has completed its mission around Mercury and crashed into the planet's surface at speeds of 8,750mph....

Russia's ISS Progress 59 cargo spacecraft likely to crash into Earth’s atmosphere
Thursday, April 30, 2015 An unmanned ISS Progress 59 cargo spacecraft, which suffered an unidentified failure during flight, is currently falling back towards Earth's atmosphere and expected to crash soon....

Researchers find way to use asteroid-mined water for bidirectional manned Mars flights
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Researchers from Finland have identified a new way to use asteroid-mined water to power future manned space flights between Earth and Mars....

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Turkmenistan’s first telecommunications satellite
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 A SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher has successfully launched the TurkmenAlem52E / MonacoSAT telecommunications satellite from Cape Canaveral base in Florida, US....

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