Space http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/7365/more en The Week In Aerospace And Defense http://aviationweek.com/week-in-aerospace-defense-27-31-July <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week's top aerospace and defense news you need to know.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/week-in-aerospace-defense-27-31-July" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/week-in-aerospace-defense-27-31-July#comments Galleries Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Defense Space Technology Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:24:00 +0000 1339091 at http://aviationweek.com Second SS2 To Incorporate Modified Feather Unlocking System http://aviationweek.com/space/second-ss2-incorporate-modified-feather-unlocking-system <div class="field-deck"> SpaceShipTwo accident findings to benefit safety of ‘fledgling’ commercial space industry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The design, test and procedural weaknesses unearthed in the SpaceShipTwo accident should ultimately improve commercial spaceflight safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/second-ss2-incorporate-modified-feather-unlocking-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/second-ss2-incorporate-modified-feather-unlocking-system#comments Space AWST Space North America Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1338171 at http://aviationweek.com NTSB NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Maneuvers For InSight http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight <div class="node-body blog-body">"This will put us in the right place at the right time," said Dan Johnston, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter project manager.</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-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/nasas-mars-reconnaissance-orbiter-maneuvers-insight#comments Blog Space On Space Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:19:00 +0000 1339131 at http://aviationweek.com Air-breathing Sabre Concept Gains Credibility http://aviationweek.com/technology/air-breathing-sabre-concept-gains-credibility <div class="field-deck"> Reaction Engines focuses on Sabre demonstrator plan as interest grows in air-breather </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reaction Engines gets a boost from AFRL’s validation of its Sabre engine cycle concept. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/air-breathing-sabre-concept-gains-credibility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/air-breathing-sabre-concept-gains-credibility#comments Space Technology AW.com Transformational Space Technologies Global Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1336391 at http://aviationweek.com Reaction Engines Concept Unlocking Of Feathering Tail Caused SS2 Accident, NTSB Confirms http://aviationweek.com/space/unlocking-feathering-tail-caused-ss2-accident-ntsb-confirms <div class="node-body article-body">Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the investigation will “help make the fledgling commercial space industry safer and better.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/unlocking-feathering-tail-caused-ss2-accident-ntsb-confirms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/unlocking-feathering-tail-caused-ss2-accident-ntsb-confirms#comments Space AW.com Programs North America Top Story - Home Space Top Stories Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:42:00 +0000 1338371 at http://aviationweek.com Virgin Galactic Launch Failures Do Not Appear To Slow ‘New Space’ Advances http://aviationweek.com/space/launch-failures-do-not-appear-slow-new-space-advances <div class="field-deck"> ‘New Space’ gets a few wrinkles as it matures </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Despite the failure of two cargo supply missions within a year, commercial space companies are full-speed ahead with their next experiments and payloads</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/launch-failures-do-not-appear-slow-new-space-advances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/launch-failures-do-not-appear-slow-new-space-advances#comments In Orbit Space AWST In Orbit Global Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1338061 at http://aviationweek.com NASA/Planetary Resources New Horizons: Tantalizing Preview Of Coming Attractions http://aviationweek.com/space/new-horizons-tantalizing-preview-coming-attractions <div class="node-body gallery-body">First-look imagery and other data from New Horizons show Pluto and its moons will keep scientists busy for years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/new-horizons-tantalizing-preview-coming-attractions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/new-horizons-tantalizing-preview-coming-attractions#comments Galleries Space AW.com Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1338041 at http://aviationweek.com NTSB Debates Report On Cause Of SS2 Crash http://aviationweek.com/space/ntsb-debates-report-cause-ss2-crash <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is expected to adopt findings that the co-pilot’s earlier-than-planned unlocking of the feathering tail mechanism on SpaceShipTwo was the probable cause of the fatal accident that struck the suborbital project on Oct 31, 2014. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space/ntsb-debates-report-cause-ss2-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space/ntsb-debates-report-cause-ss2-crash#comments Space AW.com Programs North America Space Top Stories Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 1338071 at http://aviationweek.com Massive Air Launch System Promises Reduced Costs http://aviationweek.com/technology/massive-air-launch-system-promises-reduced-costs <div class="field-deck"> Stratolauncher widens payload options to broaden capability </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Stratolauncher studies universal payload pod for world’s largest-wingspan aircraft.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/massive-air-launch-system-promises-reduced-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/massive-air-launch-system-promises-reduced-costs#comments Space Technology AW.com Transformational Space Technologies North America Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:00:00 +0000 1336481 at http://aviationweek.com Stratolaunch Systems NASA Studying Flying-Wing Mars Aircraft http://aviationweek.com/technology/nasa-studying-flying-wing-mars-aircraft-0 <div class="node-body article-body">A 1932 paper by famed German aerodynamicist Ludwig Prandtl inspires NASA Armstrong work on a tailless flying-wing aircraft that could eventually fly on Mars.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/technology/nasa-studying-flying-wing-mars-aircraft-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/technology/nasa-studying-flying-wing-mars-aircraft-0#comments Space Technology AW.com Technology North America photograph Space Top Stories Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1337781 at http://aviationweek.com NASA