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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)....

Nasa’s Mars landing aircraft prepares to take first flight
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Nasa is preparing to conduct the first flight of its preliminary research aerodynamic design to land on Mars (Prandtl-m) flying wing aircraft later this...

Lockheed Martin receives first instrument of Nasa’s OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft
Monday, June 29, 2015 Lockheed Martin has received the first of five instruments for Nasa's Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex)...

China launches Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite
Monday, June 29, 2015 China has launched Gaofen-8 Earth observation satellite from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the Shanxi...

Nasa to send international crew undersea to prepare for deep space missions
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Nasa will send an international crew to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in July, in preparation for future deep space...

Nasa signs deal to transfer shuttle landing facility to Space Florida
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Nasa has signed a new agreement with aerospace and spaceport development authority Space Florida to transfer ownership of the shuttle landing...

Vega rocket launches Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 A Vega rocket has successfully lifted-off the European Space Agency's (ESA) Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French...

Nasa makes progress in mission to find life on Jupiter’s moon
Friday, June 19, 2015 Nasa's mission to explore life on Jupiter's moon Europa is moving into the development stage with the completion of the first major concept...

Technical fault ends Nasa’s Aquarius ocean study mission
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Nasa's ocean salinity study mission has ended after the Satélite de Aplicaciones Científicas, SAC-D, satellite observatory stopped working due to technical...

Airbus Defence and Space to build OneWeb’s internet satellite constellation
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Airbus Defence and Space has secured a contract from OneWeb to design and manufacture around 900 microsatellites, which will be used to provide internet access to billions of people...

ESA’s Philae robot comes online on comet 67P
Monday, June 15, 2015 The European Space Agency's (ESA) comet lander Philae, which went into hibernation on the surface of Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko last November, has come...

Ball Aerospace to develop thermal imaging system for Nasa's Europa mission
Friday, June 12, 2015 Ball Aerospace & Technologies will partner with Arizona State University (ASU) to design a thermal emission imaging system (E-THEMIS) for Nasa's mission to study the Jupiter moon,...

Nasa completes third hot fire test of SLS RS-25 engine
Friday, June 12, 2015 Nasa has completed the third hot fire test of an RS-25 engine of the Space Launch System (SLS) at its Stennis Space Center near Bay St Louis, Mississippi,...

Nasa selects eight universities to develop deep space technologies
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Nasa has partnered with eight US universities on developing new technologies to support its deep space exploration, including the journey to...

NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite reaches one million miles from Earth
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) deep space climate observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has reached its final orbit at around a million miles from...

ESA and China partner on Smile mission to study space weather
Friday, June 05, 2015 The ESA and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have partnered to develop the solar wind magnetosphere ionosphere link explorer (Smile) mission, which will be launched in...

ESA seeks approval to work on space debris removal mission
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 The ESA has assembled a mission design to remove derelict satellites from orbit and now requires approval from European Ministers by the end of...

China plans to launch dark matter exploration satellite
Monday, June 01, 2015 Scientists at Shanghai Engineering Centre for Microsatellites (SECM) are planning to develop a satellite with the widest observation spectrum known, to study dark matter and other energy...

Nasa begins environmental tests on InSight Mars lander
Friday, May 29, 2015 Nasa has started environmental testing of its Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which will explore the interior structure of...

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