End signalled for European Ariane 5 rocket

jueves, 11 de enero de 2018

A final order for a batch of 10 Ariane 5 rockets has been raised. The vehicle, which has been the mainstay of European launcher activity for the past 20 years, will be phased out once its successor is in place. ArianeGroup, the French-led industrial consortium, expects its new Ariane 6 to be flyi...

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Nasa rover Curiosity visits 'Scotland' on Mars

Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity is exploring a part of the planet named after Torridon in Scotland. Martian geological areas and features have been named by Nasa after places on Earth. Several of the names have been taken from Scotland and, as well as Torridon, there is a Siccar Point, Muck, Wick, Sa...

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Watch the James Webb Space Telescope go through nine months of testing in two minutes

The spectacular scope launches in 2019. The James Webb Space Telescope took decades to build. It won't launch until 2019 at the earliest, it's slowly but surely making its way toward that distant date, after which it will finally get a chance to capture those first glimpses of galaxies forming in...

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Arianespace prepares for a busy 2018



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Arianespace prepares for a busy 2018 // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Arianespace_prepares_for_a_busy_2018_999.html

Evry, France (SPX) Jan 10, 2018
The past year saw Arianespace carry out 11 successful launches; sign 19 additional launch contracts, including three for Vega C and two for Ariane 6; and enter a new governance structure alongside ArianeGroup. Building on these achievements, Arianespace is targeting a record number of launches in 2018, while …

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SpaceX says rocket worked fine as spy satellite reported lost



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SpaceX says rocket worked fine as spy satellite reported lost // Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
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Miami (AFP) Jan 09, 2018
A SpaceX rocket worked fine in its weekend launch of a secretive government satellite, named Zuma, the company said Tuesday after reports the payload did not make it into orbit. "For clarity: …

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New algae fuel cell design ramps up the efficiency

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The 50 most valuable scientific documents of 2017

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TsAGI experts test air-brake device for aviation rescue systems

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​Autonomous subs to make 90-day search for MH370

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France awards Airbus deal to develop naval drone technology

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