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European Space Agency is shooting for a moon base by the 2030s

There is growing interest in Europe to prioritize the moon as humanity's next deep-space destination.<p>The moon, supporters say, can serve as a …

The Case for an International Moon Base

Toward the end of 2015, officials from Russia’s space program announced plans to begin a series of lunar missions that would culminate in the …

The European Space Agency just unveiled its plans to build a base on the moon

The European Space Agency recently announced plans for an international moon base. The agency believes they could start building the complex in 20 years, with different countries focusing on their areas of expertise.<p><i>Produced by Matt Stuart. Video courtesy European Space Agency.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Moon Base Could Be Operational By 2022 And Cost Just $10 Billion Dollars, According To NASA

Cue conspiracy theorists bleating how ‘we never went in the first place…’<p>NASA<p>A moon base could be operational by 2022, according to an ambitious plan …

Moon

Two SpaceX founders will build a rocket for microsatellites

Two of SpaceX's founders have started another rocket startup, but aren't entering the standard satellite game themselves. Instead Vector Space Systems, which just announced $1 million in angel investment, will build launch vehicles expressly designed to put microsatellites into orbit.<p>Its first …

SpaceX founders create new company to launch hundreds of micro-satellites

Two men involved in the founding of SpaceX are launching a new company dedicated to crafting rockets that can fire micro-satellites into space – and …

SpaceX to Send Dragon Spacecrafts to Mars in 2018

Only two years away.<p>SpaceX has announced its plans to send unmanned Dragon spacecrafts to Mars as soon as 2018.<p>The company revealed its intentions on …

SpaceX undercut ULA rocket launch pricing by 40 percent: U.S. Air Force

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force will save 40 percent by buying a GPS satellite launch from Elon Musk’s SpaceX compared with what United Launch Alliance has been charging, the head of the Space and Missile Systems Center said on Thursday.<p>Elon Musk attends a forum in Hong Kong, …

Military

Two of SpaceX's founders are working on a new rocket to launch micro-satellites

Their company, Vector Space Systems, aims to start launches in 2018<p>Two members of SpaceX's founding team are starting a new rocket venture of their own, called Vector Space Systems, aimed at getting satellites into orbit. But the team's focus is a bit more narrow than that of SpaceX. Rather than …

Space Exploration

Drone got within just seven yards of a passenger jet landing at Heathrow Airport in one of the closest near-misses EVER

• <b>Pilot reported seeing drone come within just six metres of colliding with jet</b>• <b><br>Airbus A319 passenger jet was at 500 feet and landing at Heathrow …

Flights diverted at Manchester airport as drone sighted over runway

Manchester airport suspended flights on one of its runways for 20 minutes after members of the public reported spotting a drone<p>An airport diverted flights and suspended one runway after a drone was sighted flying nearby.<p>Manchester airport halted operations on its Runway One to allow police to …

Plane has close call with drone for 2nd time in 3 days at Kennedy Airport

Federal officials say a pilot has reported a drone aircraft while approaching Kennedy International Airport for the second time in three days.<p>The FAA says Shuttle America 5911 reported the device off the left side of the aircraft as it approached the runway around 6 p.m. Sunday.<p>The flight …

Drones

The FAA is Planning a System to Find Illegal Drones Near Airports

Flying a quadrotor near an actual airport is a dumb idea to begin with, but it hasn’t stopped some people. So, the FAA is testing technology that …

Drones

FAA Testing Technology to Track Drones Near Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration is testing technology to locate and track drones flying near airports.<p>According to a press release from the FAA, …

FAA

​'Crack down on drones!' senator demands after UAV ‘near-misses’ at NY airport

US Sen. Chuck Schumer has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to put out rules governing the use of unmanned drones following two recent …

The government may soon commandeer drones near airports

CACI International, the defense and intelligence contractor, is working on a system that could soon track and overtake rogue drones flying too close to airports, an increasing concern of the Federal Aviation Administration as it struggles to regulate the proliferation of flying robots.<p>Once …

FAA taps sensor technology to tackle airport drone threat

Faced with a growing drone threat to aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has teamed up with IT specialist CACI International in an attempt to protect the airspace around airports.<p>Officials are alarmed by the scale of safety risk posed by drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems …

Drone delays Heathrow flight as MPs say they back expansion of airport

Drone delays Heathrow flights as new poll finds majority of MPs back the expansion of the airport<p>A flight was delayed at Heathrow Airport on Saturday after a drone was flown over one of its runways.<p>The departure runway was closed for seven minutes between 12.45 and 12.52pm – delaying at least one …

Drones involved in four serious near misses incidents at UK airport

Drones were involved in a series of near misses incidents at UK airports, according to UK Proximity Board while highlighting the need to prevent …

Drone Narrowly Misses Plane At Heathrow Airport

If there are two things in the universe that don't go well together it's drones and huge passenger aircraft.<p>Which is why it's all the more worrying …

Drones

Drones And Planes Have Been In Near-Misses Over The Houses Of Parliament And At Major Airports

There were 23 near misses between aircraft and drones at major airports and even over the Houses of Parliament in just six months, aviation …

Airports

Plane narrowly misses drone near Paris CDG Airport

An Air France Airbus A320 jet narrowly avoided colliding with a drone while descending for an approach to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport last month, the French aviation investigation agency BEA said.<p>The aircraft had been operating a service from Barcelona on February 19 and was flying at 5,500 …

DJI Phantom 4 Review: The first drone for everyone

Drones

I went drone-shopping at DJI's new flagship store

I've been in Seoul, South Korea for the past week covering the gripping Go face-off between human champion Lee Se-dol and DeepMind AI AlphaGo, and it's been endlessly fascinating. There wasn't a game today, though, so I headed on down to the arty student district of Hongdae to do some drone …

Drones

The world’s smallest camera drone is so tiny, the FAA doesn’t even see it

The Axis Vidius shows that size isn’t everything, especially when it comes to drones.<p>Despite measuring just 1.69 square inches in length, this tiny …