Aerospace

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rocket company shot a capsule higher into space Wednesday than it's ever done before.<p>The New Shepard rocket blasted off from West Texas on the company's latest test flight. Once the booster separated, the capsule's escape motor fired, lifting the …

Jeff Bezos

SpaceX ramps up rollout of its new Falcon 9 rocket fleet

SpaceX plans to launch its second "block 5" Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, during the early morning hours on Sunday and land it on the droneship Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic a short time later.<p>The rocket will be conducting a fairly routine commercial mission, delivering …

Space Travel

More on THALES H1 results

THALES (OTCPK:THLEF) reported H1 sales growth of 4.7% Y/Y to €7.45B and 6.9% Y/Y on organic sales basis.<p>Sales by segment: Aerospace €2.77B (-1% Y/Y); …

Business

T-minus-1 year: The moon is on the rise as Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary approaches

Forty-nine years ago today, humans first set foot on a world beyond Earth — and by the time the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing rolls …

Space Exploration

SpaceX set to launch Block 5 era from Space Coast

A Canadian telecommunications company that ushered in the age of private companies sending television signals across the ocean will help SpaceX move …

Space Exploration

Gulfstream G500 Earns Both Type And Production Certificates From U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

SAVANNAH, Ga., July 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G500 received both its type certification and production certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These certifications pave the way for the first completed G500 delivery to …

Gulf Stream

NASA Prepares to Launch Parker Solar Probe, a Mission to Touch the Sun

No earlier than Aug. 6, 2018, a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will thunder to space carrying the car-sized spacecraft, which will study the …

Space

small, electric microlino car soon to be driving along european streets

jul 19, 2018<p>MIT self-assembly lab unveils a collection of functional objects at new york's patrick parrish gallery using rapid liquid printing - the …

Goodwood

Israelis Scramble To Close Drone Gap

Tensions in Gaza and the Golan Heights in recent months have involved extensive use of low, slow and small (LSS) aerial vehicles such as drones, …

Air Traffic

Looking Closer at the Saturn V

On July 20, 1969, a whole nation tuned in to see astronaut Neil Armstrong take one small step on the surface of the Moon, ushering in a new era of …

Space Exploration

Honeywell profit beats on higher demand for aircraft parts

Honeywell is benefiting from a rise in global travel amid expanding economic growth, while also seeing robust demand from the defense industry.<p>Sales in the aerospace division, which makes auxiliary power units, braking systems and other parts for Boeing and Airbus single-aisle planes, rose about 10 …

Defense Industry

Clouds Could Delay SpaceX Launch Sunday

11 hours ago<p>Forecasters say cloudy weather could delay Sunday's planned rocket launch.<p>According to Florida Today, forecasters with the 45th Weather …

Military

Mars Global Surveyor - Welcome to Mars!

<b>Mars Global Surveyor Sees Mars Odyssey and Mars Express</b><p><b>May 19, 2005</b><p>NASA's Mars Global Surveyor recently imaged two other spacecraft orbiting Mars, …

Mars Orbiter

NASA Brings Latest Aerospace Technologies to AirVenture 2018

Visitors to AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 can get a close look at the latest in NASA aerospace technology during the Experimental Aircraft Association’s …

Air Shows

Russia successfully test-fires new air defense missile

MOSCOW, July 20 (Xinhua) -- A new air defense missile was successfully test-fired from a testing range in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry …

News (China)

Wesco Aircraft Announces Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Earnings Release Date and Teleconference

VALENCIA, Calif., July 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (WAIR), one of the world’s leading distributors and providers of …

Aerospace

Aviation Week Forecasts: Western Tanker Aircraft MRO Demand 2018-2027

View the Aviation Week Forecasts: Western Tanker Aircraft MRO Demand 2018-2027 chart in PDF format.read more

Aviation

Boeing, SpaceX delays may mean 'gap' in access to space station

Delays by Boeing and SpaceX in getting their space capsules ready to fly may mean the International Space Station orbits Earth for at least nine …

Space Exploration

Airbus renews attempt to sell parts maker PFW Aerospace: sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airbus (AIR.PA) is making a fresh attempt to sell supplier PFW Aerospace, which it acquired in 2011 to avoid an insolvency of the maker of precision tubes and components, sources close to the matter said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Logo of Airbus is seen as an Airbus Beluga XL transport plane …

Globalization

Better Capital boss Jon Moulton hits out at Government for scuppering Northern Aerospace deal

The boss of private equity firm Better Capital has hit out at the Government for needlessly causing the collapse of a deal to sell Northern Aerospace to a Chinese buyer that would have guaranteed the future of the business.<p>City veteran Jon Moulton said Better Capital had wasted hundreds of …

Business

Northwestern rocket to launch July 22 to explore 'star stuff'

As astronomer Carl Sagan famously said, "We are made of star stuff." So to better understand ourselves, we must look out into the galaxy.<p>This month, …

Northwestern University

Aerospace firms fear bumpy Brexit landing

<b>Northern Ireland's aerospace firms feel Brexit uncertainty needs to end, as they lobby for a deal to keep the sector aligned with EU regulations.</b><p>One company says it is already missing out on a chance to work with Airbus.<p>Businesses are at the Farnborough Air Show trying to find new customers, but …

Northern Ireland

From world's 2nd best to sidelined, MUN Hyperloop team gunning for a comeback

Paradigm Hyperloop may have finished second at last year's international SpaceX competition, making history and gaining international attention, but …

Hyperloop

Wish upon a Telstar: SpaceX poised to loft 1st of 3 rockets in 11 days

The first Block 5 Falcon 9, which was used to send the Bangabandhu-1 satellite into space, stands at the launch pad before its early May mission. A …

Space Exploration

BRS Appoints AVIASUR As Its Distributor And Installer For Chile

Company Has Documented 383 Lives Saved By Its Whole-Airframe Parachutes BRS Aerospace named AVIASUR of Santiago, Chile, as the whole aircraft …

South America

The Week's Coolest Space Images

Seeing Titan With Infrared Eyes (Header Image)<p>These six infrared images of Saturn's moon Titan represent some of the clearest, most seamless-looking …

Nebulas

British launch startups optimistic about continued government support

FARNBOROUGH, England — Despite missing out in a U.K. government competition, early-stage launch vehicle developers in the country remain optimistic …

Space Exploration

In Depth | LADEE

<b>Goals:</b> The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) was designed to study the Moon's thin exosphere and the lunar dust environment. …

Astronomy

Catalog Page for PIA04459

<b>Original Caption Released with Image:</b><p>Released 9 April 2003<p>In the high northern latitudes NW of Alba Patera, a smooth mantle of material that covers …

Santa Barbara

In Depth | Lunar Prospector

<b>Goals:</b> Lunar Prospector was designed to provide answers to long-standing questions about the Moon, its resources, its structure and its</b> …

Astronomy