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News Archive / Tagged: Airbus Defence and Space

  • Astrobotic teams with Airbus for ESA Moon mission

    Michael ColeFebruary 27th, 2019

    The European Space Agency has selected Airbus Defence and Space, in partnership with Astrobotic, to study the delivery of a payload package to the Moon.

  • Antares not the only thing grounded by recent nor’easter

    Jason RhianNovember 19th, 2018

    The planned Nov. 15 flight of the NG-10 mission to the ISS was delayed two days while NASA waited for a powerful storm to pass. The mission wasn't the only thing held back by bad weather however.

  • OneWeb and Airbus break ground on new satellite manufacturing facility

    Jason RhianMarch 17th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Ground was broken for a new high-volume satellite manufacturing facility where OneWeb plans to produce the spacecraft at Exploration Park, located near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While the Cape is known for rockets, this new venture will underscore Canaveral's connection to the spacecraft that fly on them.

  • Bartolomeo platform to provide easy commercial access to ISS

    Tomasz NowakowskiNovember 22nd, 2016

    An external research platform slated to be installed on the International Space Station (ISS) in late 2018 could facilitate access to the orbital laboratory for commercial users. The “Bartolomeo” platform will be offering its services while attached to the station’s Columbus Module.

  • Europe develops self-removal technology for spacecraft

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 13th, 2016

    A new European project has been given the ambitious goal of cleaning up space for future generations. The Technology for Self-Removal of Spacecraft (TeSeR) program, introduced in May 2016, is being held to develop a prototype for a module which will ensure that a defunct spacecraft possesses no danger for other vehicles in space.

  • Biggest commercial rocket deal in history signed by OneWeb, Arianespace and Virgin Galactic

    Tomasz NowakowskiJuly 7th, 2015

    OneWeb, a UK company building a new global satellite-based internet network could become the driving force of future big commercial rocket launches that would boost space industry growth in many countries. Last week’s deal signed by OneWeb and aerospace giants Arianespace and Virgin Galactic stand to be one of the largest commercial launch contracts in history.

  • Arianespace successfully launches Europe’s Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 23rd, 2015

    European rocket manufacturer Arianespace successfully launched a Vega rocket with its payload of the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2A Earth observation satellite at 9:52 p.m. EDT on 22 June (01:52 GMT on 23 June) from ESA’s spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage 54 minutes after lifting off. The mission, designated Flight VV05, […]

  • Arianespace set to launch DirecTV-15 and Sky Mexico-1 communications satellites

    Tomasz NowakowskiMay 25th, 2015

    Arianespace is ready to launch two communications satellites into orbit on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from Ariane Launch Complex No. 3 (ELA 3) at the Spaceport located in Kourou, French Guiana. The flight is currently scheduled to take place between 6:16 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. local time (5:16 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. EST).

  • Airbus to Build Service Module for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft

    SpaceFlight InsiderNovember 28th, 2014

    On Nov. 17, Airbus Defence and Space signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA ) for the development and construction of the service module for NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV ). The contract was signed in Berlin, Germany and is worth about 390 million euros.