On Space http://aviationweek.com/blog/6698/feed en U.S. Spacewalkers Complete Space Station Docking Port Antenna Installations, Cable Extensions http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-spacewalkers-complete-space-station-docking-port-antenna-installations-cable-extensions <div class="node-body blog-body">"That was an amazing effort," said NASA spacewalker Terry Virts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-spacewalkers-complete-space-station-docking-port-antenna-installations-cable-extensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/us-spacewalkers-complete-space-station-docking-port-antenna-installations-cable-extensions#comments Space On Space Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:36:00 +0000 1268761 at http://aviationweek.com Inside The Roc's Lair http://aviationweek.com/blog/inside-rocs-lair <div class="node-body blog-body">A rare glimpse of the world's largest aircraft under assembly in Mojave, California</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/inside-rocs-lair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/inside-rocs-lair#comments Space On Space Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:24:00 +0000 1266831 at http://aviationweek.com <p>First views of Stratolauncher&#39;s mighty Roc carrier aircraft</p> Saturday Spacewalk Kicks Off Addition of Commercial Crew Docking Ports to ISS http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturday-spacewalk-kicks-addition-commercial-crew-docking-ports-iss <div class="node-body blog-body">"I worked up a lather on that one," quipped NASA spacewalker Barry "Butch" Wilmore. "You guys have done just a superb job," noted Mission Control. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturday-spacewalk-kicks-addition-commercial-crew-docking-ports-iss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/saturday-spacewalk-kicks-addition-commercial-crew-docking-ports-iss#comments Space On Space Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19:13:00 +0000 1265741 at http://aviationweek.com Plumes Spotted in Martian Atmosphere Baffle Experts http://aviationweek.com/blog/plumes-spotted-martian-atmosphere-baffle-experts <div class="node-body blog-body">"...both explanations defy our current understanding of Mars' upper atmosphere," says European led study team. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/plumes-spotted-martian-atmosphere-baffle-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/plumes-spotted-martian-atmosphere-baffle-experts#comments Space On Space Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:08:00 +0000 1262851 at http://aviationweek.com Russian Progress Re-supply Capsule Races Toward Space Station Docking http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-re-supply-capsule-races-toward-space-station-docking <div class="node-body blog-body">Russia's Progress 58, or M-26M, is carrying 3.1 tons of propellant, water, compressed oxygen, spare parts, research gear and other dry goods.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-re-supply-capsule-races-toward-space-station-docking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/russian-progress-re-supply-capsule-races-toward-space-station-docking#comments Space On Space Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:20:00 +0000 1262861 at http://aviationweek.com Dragon Capsule Returns From Fifth Contracted Space Station Resupply Mission http://aviationweek.com/blog/dragon-capsule-returns-fifth-contracted-space-station-resupply-mission <div class="node-body blog-body">The Dragon capsule splashed down under parachute, SpaceX confirmed at 7:45 p.m., EST.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dragon-capsule-returns-fifth-contracted-space-station-resupply-mission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dragon-capsule-returns-fifth-contracted-space-station-resupply-mission#comments Space On Space Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:06:00 +0000 1259731 at http://aviationweek.com Spacecraft Propellant Tank Lands On Brazilian Farm http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacecraft-propellant-tank-lands-brazilian-farm <div class="node-body blog-body">The object, which the Brazilian Space Agency later identified as a spacecraft propellant tank, fell 50 meters from a house.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacecraft-propellant-tank-lands-brazilian-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacecraft-propellant-tank-lands-brazilian-farm#comments Space Latin America/Caribbean On Space Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:24:00 +0000 1257651 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Falcon 9 upper stage being lowered onto test stand at SpaceX&#39;s facility in McGregor, Texas.</p> ESA's Planck Mission Buys Time: Star Formation Began Later Than We Thought http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-planck-mission-buys-time-star-formation-began-later-we-thought <div class="node-body blog-body">"While these 100 million years may seem negligible...," Italian astronomer Marco Bersanelli</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-planck-mission-buys-time-star-formation-began-later-we-thought" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/esas-planck-mission-buys-time-star-formation-began-later-we-thought#comments Space On Space Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:30:00 +0000 1257521 at http://aviationweek.com ESA To Make Estonia 21st Member State http://aviationweek.com/blog/esa-make-estonia-21st-member-state <div class="node-body blog-body">Estonia spends several hundred million euros a year on space activities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/esa-make-estonia-21st-member-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/esa-make-estonia-21st-member-state#comments Space Europe On Space Tue, 03 Feb 2015 16:32:00 +0000 1256001 at http://aviationweek.com <p>Estonia&#39;s first satellite, ESTCube-1, was launched on a European Vega rocket in 2013. It tested an electric solar wind sail and flew a CMOS camera onboard.</p> Tom Enders Talks Forthcoming 2014 Financial Results, A400M, And The Reorg http://aviationweek.com/blog/tom-enders-talks-forthcoming-2014-financial-results-a400m-and-reorg <div class="node-body blog-body">Outtakes from the annual Airbus press dinner in Paris</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/tom-enders-talks-forthcoming-2014-financial-results-a400m-and-reorg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/tom-enders-talks-forthcoming-2014-financial-results-a400m-and-reorg#comments Commercial Aviation Defense Space Europe Ares On Space Mon, 02 Feb 2015 17:42:00 +0000 1255261 at http://aviationweek.com NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Finds Icy Ceres Cratered http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-finds-icy-ceres-cratered <div class="node-body blog-body">"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's mission manager. "Now, Dawn is ready to change that." </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-finds-icy-ceres-cratered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-dawn-spacecraft-finds-icy-ceres-cratered#comments Space On Space Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:05:00 +0000 1249961 at http://aviationweek.com Space Station Astronauts Capture SpaceX Dragon Resupply Capsule http://aviationweek.com/blog/space-station-astronauts-capture-spacex-dragon-resupply-capsule <div class="node-body blog-body">"We are pretty thrilled up here," ISS Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore informed NASA's Mission Control Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/space-station-astronauts-capture-spacex-dragon-resupply-capsule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/space-station-astronauts-capture-spacex-dragon-resupply-capsule#comments Space On Space Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:53:00 +0000 1245921 at http://aviationweek.com Chandra X-ray Observatory Captures Mega Milky Way Black Hole Outburst http://aviationweek.com/blog/chandra-x-ray-observatory-captures-mega-milky-way-black-hole-outburst <div class="node-body blog-body">"...Nature often surprises us, and we saw soemthing else that was really exciting," said lead researcher Daryl Haggard, of Amherst College.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/chandra-x-ray-observatory-captures-mega-milky-way-black-hole-outburst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/chandra-x-ray-observatory-captures-mega-milky-way-black-hole-outburst#comments Space On Space Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:59:00 +0000 1243421 at http://aviationweek.com Made Manifest http://aviationweek.com/blog/made-manifest <div class="node-body blog-body">In a departure from past practice, SpaceX has revamped its public launch manifest to omit mission dates. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/made-manifest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/made-manifest#comments Space North America On Space Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:52:00 +0000 1242231 at http://aviationweek.com SpaceX Slips ISS Cargo Run To Early January http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january <div class="node-body blog-body">Company opts to conduct second Falcon 9 static fire test before launch.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/onspace">On Space</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/spacex-slips-iss-cargo-run-early-january#comments Space North America On Space Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:25:00 +0000 1238801 at http://aviationweek.com