NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
Dream Chaser inches closer to first flight in the run-up to servicing the International Space Station, starting in 2020.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a process that can produce ultrafine fibers — whose diameter is measured in nanometers, or billionths of a meter — that are exceptionally strong and tough.
US President Donald Trump has signed a space policy directive asking Nasa to undertake new manned missions to explore the Moon, Mars and other destinations in the solar system.
Nasa has discovered an eighth planet circling Kepler-90, a Sun-like star 2,545 light-years from Earth.
Discovered using machine learning from Google, the new Kepler-90i planet orbits its star once every 14.4 days.
Maxar Technologies’ business unit MDA has signed four contracts worth C$53.75m ($41.7m) with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to advance new robotics and rovers for space exploration, as well support ongoing operations of the International Space Station (ISS).
Orbital ATK’s ‘S.S. Gene Cernan’ Cygnus spacecraft has completed its eighth cargo supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
The OA-8 mission started on 12 November and was completed under Nasa’s Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-1) contract.
Nasa has selected two concepts for a new robotic mission, one of which aims to explore potential landing sites on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has concluded an Atlas V launch segment design certification review (DCR) designed for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft.
The spacecraft is expected to carry astronauts to the International Space Station onboard a ULA Atlas V rocket from the US.
Researchers from the US Geological Survey (USGS) have spotted eight sites on Mars where thick deposits of ice beneath the surface of the planet are exposed at steep slopes.
Solvay says it has signed an agreement with Boeing for the supply of advanced composites and adhesives in support of the 777X aircraft production.
The time taken for an average flight from Miami to Seattle is about six hours and 40 minutes, but imagine if it were possible to reduce that time to 50 minutes or less.
Proactive investment in the development of next-generation thermoplastic solutions has resulted in the completion of Victrex’s new approximately £10 million Polymer Innovation Center.
Germany and Canada have introduced a new cooperative research and development programme to develop quieter aircraft cabins and fireproof composite fibre components.
Orbital ATK (Dulles, VA, US) reported on Nov. 7 that it has successfully completed an important milestone in developing advanced solid rocket propulsion and other technologies to be used in a new generation of intermediate- and large-class space launch vehicles.
Solvay Composite Materials (Brussels) and Strata (Dubai) have formalized their Joint Venture (JV) to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a high-tech facility to be built in Al Ain.
Solvay Composite Materials (Alpharetta, Ga.) has acquired European Carbon Fiber GmbH (ECF), a German producer of high-quality precursor for large-tow (50K) polyacrylonitrile (PAN) carbon fibers.
NASA has selected a science instrument for an upcoming Japan-led sample return mission to the moons of Mars planned for launch in 2024.
The International Space Station will receive about 7,400 pounds of cargo, including new science and technology investigations, following the successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Sunday.
Media are invited to view and photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, packed with cargo and scientific experiments for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station, at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 18, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.