Inspiration4 Crew Launches First All-Civilian Orbital Mission to Space – with photos

On September 15 the crew of Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight mission to orbit, officially ushered in a new era of space exploration at 8:02:56 PM EDT as SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lifted off from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. “Our crew carries the responsibility and importance of this mission Read More

Combined tests start for Ariane 6 at Europe’s Spaceport

Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana is performing the first combined test in preparation for the inaugural flight of Ariane 6, Europe’s new generation launch vehicle.  Fermeture coiffe et pose sur LVA au BAF HE This test confirms the operations and electrical and mechanical equipment required for integration of the upper part of the launch vehicle. Read More

ENAIRE and the Government of Navarre sign an action protocol to promote R&D in the field of aviation

• The Minister of Transport, Mobility and the Urban Agenda, Raquel Sánchez, noted that the agreement provides a boost for the implementation of urban air mobility in our country • ENAIRE assumes the management of automated operations that demand technologies, infrastructures and concepts involving simultaneous drone operations in densely populated environments, and alongside manned aircraft Read More

Vulcan Centaur: Pathfinder fueling tests planned

Pathfinder operations using a flight-configuration Vulcan Centaur core stage at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station are transitioning to Space Launch Complex (SLC)-41 for a series of fueling tests in the coming weeks to systematically validate launch pad infrastructure with the rocket, evaluate countdown procedures and train the launch team in advance of the inaugural Vulcan mission. Read More

Unveiling vehicles and technologies for future space transportation

ESA safeguards Europe’s guaranteed access to space through its Future Launchers Preparatory Programme, FLPP. FLPP oversees system studies and research activities to foster new and disruptive technologies which have the potential to reduce cost, improve performance, improve reliability, or on their ability to fulfil the specific needs of an identified service, system, demonstrator or mission. Within Read More