Amy Svitak

Paris Bureau Chief , Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Amy Svitak

in Ares, On Space Apr 30, 2014

Orbital Eying ATK Solid Propulsion System for Antares First Stage

A large solid rocket first stage would boost Antares' 5,000-kg lift capacity to low Earth orbit up to 25%....More
in Ares, On Space Apr 29, 2014

Orbital, ATK Announce $5-billion Merger

Deal could give Orbital a US-sourced alternative to the modified Russian NK-33 engines used to power Antares first stage....More
in Ares, On Space Apr 28, 2014

U.S. Cracks Down on Defense Exports to Russia

Move could block commercial satellite launches on Russian rockets this year....More
in Ares, On Space Apr 28, 2014

Draft House Language Seeks to Halt Air Force Atlas 5 Launches This Year

The language, circulating in the House Armed Services Committee, would bar the use of Russian rocket technology in launching U.S. Department payloads....More
in Ares, On Space Apr 26, 2014

McCain Asks Pentagon IG to Investigate Air Force EELV Decision

Air Force Plan to Limit Launch Competition Draws Lawmaker Scrutiny....More
in Ares, On Space Apr 25, 2014

France, Peru Sign Bilateral Agreement for Airbus Spy Satellite

Peru's defense ministry has awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space for construction and launch of Lima's first Earth observation satellite....More
in On Space Apr 25, 2014

Ukraine Crisis Scuttles Canadian Satellite Launch on Soyuz

Russia's actions in Ukraine have prompted the Canadian government to forego a planned launch of its M3M satellite atop a Soyuz rocket this summer....More
in Ares Apr 24, 2014

France Sends Rafale Combat Jets to Poland

French Defense Minister heads to Poland for four-month fighter deployment....More
in On Space Mar 11, 2014

Arianespace: Cheaper by the Dozen

European launch services provider Arianespace says it delivers cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) for less than NASA is currently paying....More
in On Space Mar 08, 2014

Falcon 9 Performance: Mid-size GEO?

Last month commercial fleet operator SES said it plans to launch the 5.3-tonne SES-10 communications satellite on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2016....More

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