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Nov 30, 2012

ESA Validates SABRE Engine Technology

The European Space Agency (ESA) is negotiating a contract with Reaction Engines Ltd. (REL) that could advance cutting-edge propulsion technology the....More
Nov 26, 2012

Falcon 9 RUD?

SpaceX is still investigating the anomaly that led to the loss of one of nine Falcon 9 rocket engines during the company's first commercial resupply....More
Nov 26, 2012

Don't Go Ballistic

In what amounts to a memo from the Office of Sanity, the FAA is withdrawing a previously published direct final rule that would have allowed launch....More
Nov 26, 2012

Study Suggests Earth, Mars Share Primordial Water Source, Chondritic Meteorites

In their earliest eras, the Earth, Mars and the solar system's other rocky planets drew water from the same source, chondritic meteorites -- not....More
Nov 25, 2012

Reaching for the Stars in Mojave

Two space access projects are making significant progress at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Stratolaunch Systems, a Paul Allen project, has....More
Nov 25, 2012

Germany the Victor in Launcher Debate

The French put up a good fight, but it looks like Germany has won the battle over Europe's future launch vehicle development: The European Space....More
Nov 21, 2012

UK To Invest in Orion Service Module

Britain has committed €20 million ($26 million) to help pay for Europe's continued participation in the ISS. Flush with cash from an unprecedented 25....More
Nov 20, 2012

Taurus XL Mishap Inquiry Could Affect Antares

NASA says it may have discovered the root cause of two consecutive launch failures of Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Taurus XL rocket, a manufacturing....More
Nov 19, 2012

Dragon's "Radiation-Tolerant" Design

Last week, NASA revealed that SpaceX's first commercial resupply mission to the ISS experienced a number of anomalies in addition to the shutdown of....More
Nov 19, 2012

Three ISS Crew Descend into Wintry Kazakhstan Aboard Soyuz Capsule

A Soyuz capsule carrying Russian, U.S. and Japanese astronauts descended safely onto the frigid plains of northern Kazakhstan late Sunday, bringing....More
Nov 14, 2012

French, Canadian Astronomers Find Nearby Homeless Planet

A collaboration between French and Canadian astronomers announced the detection of a young, free floating Jupiter-class planet on Wednesday, a....More
Nov 09, 2012

UK Ups ESA Investment 25% Ahead of Key Budget Meeting

Despite budget pressures at home, the UK plans to invest £1.2 billion in European Space Agency (ESA) programs over the next five years, a 25%....More
Nov 08, 2012

AvWeek's Space Laureates Finalists

Every year, Aviation Week presents our Laureates Awards. Space finalists for this year: + Curiosity Mars rover + Elon Musk, Chief Executive,....More
Nov 01, 2012

Spacewalkers Begin Space Station Cooling System Repair

Sunita Williams, center, emerges from U. S. airlock for International Space Station spacewalk.  Photo Credit: NASA TV....More
Nov 01, 2012

SpaceX Dragon CRS-1 Capsule Scores Safe Splashdown

SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-1 capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja, Calif., Sunday afternoon, cementing a commercial version of the U.S....More
A Century of Aviation Week

Aviation Week & Space Technology is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. In a series of blogs, our editors highlight editorial content from the magazine's long and rich history.


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