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Galileo satellites begin final preparations for launch from French Guiana
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 The ninth and tenth Galileo satellites have reached French Guiana to begin final preparations for launch aboard the Soyuz rocket in...

Nasa completes critical design review of its space launch system
Monday, July 27, 2015 Nasa has completed critical design review (CDR) of its space launch system (SLS) at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama,...

Three astronauts join ISS crew for five-months of research
Friday, July 24, 2015 Soyuz TMA-17M rocket carrying Expedition 44, launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, has successfully docked at the International Space Station...

Nasa and Roscosmos study body fluid behaviours for prolonged manned missions
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Nasa and Roscosmos are jointly working to identify how fluids shift to the upper body when in space, and their role in visual deficits experienced by astronauts, in preparation for future...

University at Buffalo developing space debris-tracking satellites
Thursday, July 23, 2015 The University at Buffalo is working on two new space debris-tracking satellites for Nasa and the US Air...

Isro completes hot tests on GSLV Mk-III’s upper stage cryogenic rocket engine
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has completed endurance hot testing of its high-thrust cryogenic rocket engine at the propulsion complex in Mahendragiri, in the state of Tamil...

Stephen Hawking backs venture to seek out extraterrestrial life
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Russian Internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner and physicist Stephen Hawking have partnered to launch a $100m initiative to search for extraterrestrial life in the...

US and India may partner on deep-space exploration
Monday, July 20, 2015 The US is reportedly looking to partner with India on future deep-space exploration missions. ...

Planetary Resources’ Arkyd 3 Reflight spacecraft deployed from ISS
Monday, July 20, 2015 Planetary Resources has announced that its Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft has been successfully deployed from the International Space Station's Kibo...

ISS astronauts escape from Russian space debris close flyby
Friday, July 17, 2015 The risk of loose debris crashing into the International Space Station (ISS) forced three astronauts to seek emergency...

Atlas V rocket launches US Air Force’s global positioning satellite
Thursday, July 16, 2015 United Launch Alliance (ULA) has launched US Air Force's global positioning satellite (GPS) IIF-10 satellite aboard its Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at the Cape Canaveral Air...

Ariane 5 lifts-off Star One C4 and MSG-4 satellites
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Arianespace’s Ariane 5 has successfully lifted-off two geostationary satellites - Star One C4 telecommunications and MSG-4 meteorology satellites from ELA-3 launch complex in French...

Closest ever flyby of Pluto made by Nasa's New Horizons craft
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft, which has travelled through the solar system for the past nine-and-a-half years, has made its closest approach to Pluto in the first-ever space mission to explore...

Aerojet Rocketdyne trials power system for solar electric propulsion spacecraft
Monday, July 13, 2015 Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed tests on a prototype PowerTrain system designed to improve power capabilities of solar electric propulsion (SEP)...

ESA and partners developing Quantum telecommunications satellite
Friday, July 10, 2015 Eutelsat Communications, the ESA, and Airbus Defence and Space have signed a public-private partnership to design and develop software-driven Quantum telecommunications...

Infrared spectrometer delivered to Lockheed Martin for Nasa’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft
Friday, July 10, 2015 Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has delivered an instrument to Lockheed Martin for the Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex)...

Astrobotic develops software for precision landing of Griffin on Moon
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Astrobotic Technology has developed a preliminary version of flight software for precision guidance of its Griffin lander, as part of Nasa’s Lunar CATALYST...

Isro to launch five UK-built satellites
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing to launch five UK-built satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on 10...

JAXA developing new rocket design to boost competitiveness
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is reportedly working on a new core rocket with plans to put it into service in fiscal 2020, to strengthen its presence in commercial rocket...

Russian cargo ship Progress M-28M successfully docks with ISS
Monday, July 06, 2015 An unmanned Russian cargo ship Progress M-28M launched a Soyuz-U rocket from Baikonur in Kazakhstan has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS)....

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