Amy Svitak

Paris Bureau Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Amy Svitak

in On Space Dec 04, 2014

New Date for Proton Launch of Astra 2G a Moving Target

ILS says a spare Briz-M gyro unit in Baikonur is being swapped for the faulty one, which was removed and sent back to the manufacturer last week....More
in On Space Nov 20, 2014

ATK Body Language Hints at Russian Engine for Antares

Ahead of merger, ATK assessed “political risks” of Orbital's new engine choice....More
in On Space Nov 17, 2014

Philae Mission Winds Down As Rosetta Orbiter Enters New Science Phase

As the probe's last science data was relayed to Earth Nov. 15, its power rapidly depleted....More
in On Space Nov 15, 2014

Goodbye, Philae?

The lander lost contact with ground controllers early this morning, but not before they sent commands to rotate the probe's solar panels to glean....More
in On Space Nov 14, 2014

ESA May Shift Philae Lander to Get More Sun

With the clock ticking, mission managers weigh a plan to shift Philae's position and gain more exposure to the sun....More
in On Space Nov 13, 2014

Philae's Landing, as Envisioned by Mission Planners

An illustrated guide to Philae's deployment and landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, with the proble's thrusters, landing gear, harpoons and....More
in On Space Nov 12, 2014

Philae Gathers Data Despite Rough Landing

Already a historic achievement, Europe's Rosetta mission marks first-ever touchdown on 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko....More
in On Space Nov 12, 2014

First images from Philae's descent

Rosetta's orbiter and lander have sent back first images of the 100-kg probe's descent....More
in On Space Nov 12, 2014

Rosetta's comet lander suffers setback

During checks on the lander’s health overnight, mission managers found its active descent system, which uses a cold-gas thrust to avoid spacecraft....More
in On Space Nov 11, 2014

Ready for Rosetta

After more than a decade spent cruising through deep space to rendezvous with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, ESA's Rosetta mission is preparing to....More

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