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Ariane 5 booster fires up for tests

September 20th, 2016 by

A recent test firing of Ariane 5’s solid-propellant booster demonstrated the motor’s capabilities and qualified improvements in design.

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Airbus DS, DLR sign METimage contract

September 20th, 2016 by

Airbus Defence and Space has been commissioned by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) to develop and build three flight units of the METimage weather instruments. The partners have signed the EUR 291 million contract in Berlin.

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JPL seeks robotic spacecraft development for asteroid redirect mission

September 20th, 2016 by

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) seeking design, development and build of the robotic spacecraft that will capture a multi-ton asteroid boulder from deep space during the first segment of the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). The RFP is open to the four industry partners that previously completed conceptual designs of the spacecraft.

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