Aerospace / Defense (Legacy)

U.S. Air Force grounds Boeing’s KC-46 tankers over debris issue

U.S. Air Force grounds Boeing’s KC-46 tankers over debris issue

Published 01/03/2019

(Reuters) - The U.S. Air force said on Friday it had stopped accepting Boeing Co’s KC-46 tankers since Feb. 20 and is working with the [more…]

Europe’s satellites flying blind as space junk spreads: ESA adviser

Europe’s satellites flying blind as space junk spreads: ESA adviser

Published 28/02/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe needs its own technology to guard against a growing threat to its satellites from space junk ranging from dead satellites to [more…]

Airbus, OneWeb aim for new satellite era with first launch

Airbus, OneWeb aim for new satellite era with first launch

Published 28/02/2019

SEATTLE/PARIS (Reuters) - A rocket carrying six satellites built by Airbus SE and partner OneWeb blasted off from French Guiana on Wednesday, the first step [more…]

Melting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets

Melting missiles: just one problem with F-35s stopping N Korea rockets

Published 27/02/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Looking for a quick way to stop North Korean missiles immediately after lift-off, the Pentagon is studying as a near-term option whether [more…]

Boeing shifting spare parts in preparation for Brexit: executive

Boeing shifting spare parts in preparation for Brexit: executive

Published 26/02/2019

AVALON, Australia (Reuters) - Boeing Co has been shifting spare parts between its distribution centers in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world in [more…]

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

NASA clears SpaceX test flight to space station

Published 22/02/2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA gave its final go-ahead on Friday to billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX company to conduct its first unmanned test [more…]

Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

Branson’s Virgin Galactic takes another step toward space tourism

Published 22/02/2019

MOJAVE, Calif. (Reuters) - A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger for the first time, [more…]

Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples

Japanese space probe touches down on asteroid to collect samples

Published 22/02/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe named after a falcon, Hayabusa 2, has touched down on an asteroid more than 300 million km (186 [more…]

Israel’s first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

Israel’s first lunar lander launched into space from Florida

Published 22/02/2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission [more…]

SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel’s first lunar lander

SpaceX rocket launched carrying Israel’s first lunar lander

Published 22/02/2019

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Thursday night carrying Israel’s first lunar lander on a mission [more…]