Aerospace / Defense (Legacy)

UK developing options for satellite system to rival EU’s Galileo

UK developing options for satellite system to rival EU’s Galileo

Published 02/05/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May has asked experts to look into options for a British satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s [more…]

Mars 2020 spacecraft heat shield damaged in test, launch date not…

Mars 2020 spacecraft heat shield damaged in test, launch date not…

Published 28/04/2018

(Reuters) - A heat shield used in a NASA spacecraft designed to send a six-wheeled rover vehicle to Mars in 2020 suffered an “unexpected” fracture [more…]

Airbus CFO sees ‘surge capacity’ of 63 A320 planes a month in 2019

Airbus CFO sees ‘surge capacity’ of 63 A320 planes a month in 2019

Published 27/04/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is targeting “surge” production capacity of 63 A320-family aircraft a month from 2019 but only 60 deliveries a month from the [more…]

Airbus cuts A330 output, first-quarter profit capped by engine delays

Airbus cuts A330 output, first-quarter profit capped by engine delays

Published 27/04/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus bowed to weak demand for its A330 passenger jet on Friday, announcing a cut in production for 2019 after a series [more…]

Southwest Airlines orders 40 Boeing 737 MAX jets worth $4.68 billion

Southwest Airlines orders 40 Boeing 737 MAX jets worth $4.68 billion

Published 27/04/2018

(Reuters) - U.S. carrier Southwest Airlines (LUV.N) has ordered 40 Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 MAX jets worth $4.68 billion at list price to help modernize [more…]

ExoMars Rover prepares for shake down ahead of Mars trip

ExoMars Rover prepares for shake down ahead of Mars trip

Published 26/04/2018

STEVENAGE, England (Reuters) - The European Space Agency’s mission to search for life on Mars has reached an important milestone with its six-wheeled surface rover [more…]

Europe launches seventh Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Europe launches seventh Sentinel Earth observation satellite

Published 25/04/2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe has launched the seventh of its Sentinel Earth observation satellites as part of its multi-billion-euro Copernicus program to help predict weather [more…]

Britain considers setting up satellite system to rival EU’s…

Britain considers setting up satellite system to rival EU’s…

Published 25/04/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is considering setting up a satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo project amid a row over attempts to [more…]

Angola satellite inoperative, Russia to build another one

Angola satellite inoperative, Russia to build another one

Published 23/04/2018

LUANDA (Reuters) - Russia’s space agency said on Monday that Angola’s first national telecoms satellite, AngoSat-1, was inoperative and Russia would build another one for [more…]

China’s first home-built carrier looks set to start sea trials

China’s first home-built carrier looks set to start sea trials

Published 23/04/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - China first domestically developed aircraft carrier looks set to begin sea trials after pictures appeared on the Chinese internet on Monday of [more…]