Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev lays cable for the installation of the Icarus animal-tracking experiment

Coverage Set for Russian Spacewalk at International Space Station

Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev lays cable for the installation of the Icarus animal-tracking experiment
Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev lays cable for the installation of the Icarus animal-tracking experiment on the Zvezda service module during a spacewalk that lasted 7 hours 46 minutes. Fellow cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev (out of frame) joined Prokopyev during the spacewalk which also saw the deployment of four nano-satellites and the retrieval of a materials exposure experiment on the Russian segment of the International Space Station.
Credits: NASA

Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station at 11 a.m. EST Tuesday, Dec. 11, to conduct a six-hour spacewalk. Live coverage will begin at 10 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

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NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting

NASA Highlights Asteroid Bennu, Earth’s Polar Ice at AGU Meeting

An artist illustration of NASA's ICESat-2 satellite above Earth.
New results from NASA’s ICESat-2 Earth-observing mission (above), the OSIRIS-REx mission to asteroid Bennu and Voyager 2 as it approaches the edge of the solar system are featured in media events at the AGU meeting in Washington.
Credits: NASA

NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 10-14 in Washington. NASA-related briefings will stream live on the agency’s website.

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Chachani, Peru

Chachani, Peru

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  • Title Chachani, Peru
  • Released 07/12/2018 10:00 am
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Chachani mountain in Peru. Standing at over 6000 m, Chachani is the tallest of the mountains near the Peruvian city of Arequipa. The outskirts of the city and part of the airport runway are just visible in the centre bottom of the image. The city is home to around 900 000 people and is renowned for its dramatic cityscape, surrounded by three volcanoes. Chachani is shown in the centre of the image.

 

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WOW air links Iceland to Asia for the very first time

WOW air has expanded its network from Keflavik Airport by launching the Icelandic hub’s first non-stop flight to Asia, with the airline offering services to Delhi. Launched today, the service will operate three times weekly using 345-seat A330-300s, with the route not only offering the first direct flight to Asia, but also provides the only low-cost option for passengers travelling between India and North America via a seamless transfer at Keflavik.

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GKN Aerospace announces new £32m Global Technology Centre in Bristol

Centre will act as a hub for world-class innovative technology for the next generation of fuel-efficient aircraft

Public-private investment enables world-class centre for 300 highly skilled engineers

GTC will collaborate with UK research community and supply chain to strengthen aerospace technology and support UK Industrial strategy

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, and the Chief Executive of GKN Aerospace, Hans Büthker today revealed plans for GKN Aerospace’s new Global Technology Centre in the UK.

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NASA Sends New Research, Hardware to Space Station on SpaceX Mission

NASA Sends New Research, Hardware to Space Station on SpaceX Mission

SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launches to the International Space Station at 1:16 p.m. EST Dec. 5, 2018
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launches to the International Space Station at 1:16 p.m. EST Dec. 5, 2018, on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The spacecraft, on its 16th mission for NASA under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract, carries more than 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies.
Credits: NASA Television

Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station following the launch Wednesday of SpaceX’s 16th mission for NASA under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract.

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Airbus moves Zephyr flight testing to Australia

Airbus Defence has officially opened the operating base for its Zephyr drone in Wyndham, Western Australia.

The high-altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS), the development of which was originally started by UK-based defense firm Qinetiq in 2003, has been moved to Australia after being flight tested in Arizona, USA, where during August it logged a maiden flight of 26 days, the longest duration un-refuelled flight ever made.

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