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Explainer: What’s at stake in U.S.-China trade talks

Explainer: What’s at stake in U.S.-China trade talks

Published 14/02/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in Beijing this week as Chinese and American negotiators try [more…]

Fifty years on, Boeing’s 747 clings to life as cargo carrier

Fifty years on, Boeing’s 747 clings to life as cargo carrier

Published 08/02/2019

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing’s 747 jumbo jet, an aircraft that democratized global air travel in the 1970s but fell behind modern twin-engine passenger jets, has [more…]

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada’s Telesat

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin signs launch deal with Canada’s Telesat

Published 31/01/2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos’ rocket company, Blue Origin, has signed a deal with Canada’s Telesat to launch part of a satellite constellation aimed [more…]

Russian rocket glitch to delay satellite launch for U.S. startup…

Russian rocket glitch to delay satellite launch for U.S. startup…

Published 31/01/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket set to carry satellites into space for U.S startup OneWeb has been delayed after an [more…]

Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of U.S. OneWeb launch: agencies

Defect found on Russian rocket ahead of U.S. OneWeb launch: agencies

Published 30/01/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A defect has been discovered on part of a Russian space rocket that is due to launch next month carrying satellites into [more…]

Israel Aerospace, Germany’s OHB parter in European moon mission

Israel Aerospace, Germany’s OHB parter in European moon mission

Published 29/01/2019

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries on Tuesday said it has partnered with Germany’s OHB System for a European Space Agency moon mission, which [more…]

Europe’s Arianespace takes on SpaceX by cutting Ariane 5 rocket…

Europe’s Arianespace takes on SpaceX by cutting Ariane 5 rocket…

Published 23/01/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Europe’s Arianespace is discounting the price of satellite launches with its Ariane 5 rockets as it competes against U.S. rival SpaceX for [more…]

Dassault wins French contract to upgrade the Rafale fighter

Dassault wins French contract to upgrade the Rafale fighter

Published 14/01/2019

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - France’s Dassault Aviation said on Monday it had received a contract from the French government to update the Rafale fighter jet as [more…]

Boeing unveils refreshed jet concept with ultra-thin wings

Boeing unveils refreshed jet concept with ultra-thin wings

Published 08/01/2019

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Boeing Co unveiled a speedier and higher-flying version of a concept plane on Tuesday aimed at sharply reducing fuel use thanks [more…]

China ‘lifts mysterious veil’ by landing probe on far side of the moon

China ‘lifts mysterious veil’ by landing probe on far side of the moon

Published 05/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese space probe successfully touched down on the far side of the moon on Thursday, China’s space agency said, hailing the [more…]