Amy Svitak

Paris Bureau Chief, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Posts by Amy Svitak

in On Space Dec 08, 2014

Russia's Angara 5 on track for December debut

Khrunichev says the heavy-lifter has been undergoing pad tests at Plesetsk Cosmodrome since mid-November....More
in On Space Dec 05, 2014

NASA slips Orion EM-1 readiness to 2018

A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....More
in On Space Dec 05, 2014

NASA slips Orion EM1 flight to 2018

A precise launch date for the 2018 flight test has not been set, though NASA is expected to determine a new target date by late spring 2015....More
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
From The Archives

Aviation Week is approaching its 100th anniversary in 2016. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.

 

Aug 27, 2015
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Aviation Week Lifts Veil On Boeing B-52 Bomber (1952) 12

In 1952, Aviation Week provided the first details on the new Boeing B-52 bomber....More
Aug 14, 2015
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Bonanza Travel Pays 3

The legendary Beechcraft Bonanza has an impressive production record, so perhaps the marketers back in 1949 were onto something when they coined the phrase "Bonanza travel pays."...More
Aug 14, 2015
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Venerable Boeing 727 Prototype To Fly Again 28

The most famous 727, the prototype aircraft which would join United as N7001U, was delivered to the airline in October 1964 having served its time as a Boeing test aircraft....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Aviation Week And The Bomb

Aviation News did not predict how nuclear weapons would change the world. But neither did anyone else....More
Aug 13, 2015
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Collins Radar Takes The Ups And Downs Out Of Flying

Turbulence? Rockwell Collins had a solution for those bumpy rides in the early 80s with its WXR-700 Doppler Weather Radar....More
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