CIMON, The Flying Brain

CIMON, the first ever flying, autonomous, Artificial Intelligent(AI) assistant for astronauts would soon get to work in space. The Flying Brain is created by Airbus, in cooperation with IBM., the largest computer company in the world. The 11-lb. (5 kilograms) CIMON who has an unforgettable face and features of a medicine ball will provide mission […]

Ariane 5 delivers to GTO orbit two communications satellites.

Arianespace delivered to orbit during VA237 mission two communications satellites from Guiana Space Center. During sixth flight in 2017 and third with Ariane 5 this year, Arianespace marked its another success and strengthened its image of the Company as one of the most reliable launch service providers in history. It is second launch delayed and […]

Swiss Space Systems acquired Airbus plane for zero G flights

Swiss Space Systems is still on the market and is getting close to their first goal – offering zero G flights commercially. Swiss Space Systems (S3) is Swiss company founded in Payerne in 2012 by former aircraft pilot of Swiss Air Force Pascal Jaussi (present CEO) and astronaut Claude Nicollier (Chairman). Company announced their plans on 2013: […]

Airbus with new contract for CNES MicroCarb satellite

Airbus Defence and Space was chosen to build new research satellite for French space agency CNES.  Airbus announced about grabbing contract for designing and manufacturing of new research satellite for CNES. It will be MicroCarb, satellite for measuring level of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. Mission of the satellite (which start is planned for 2020) […]

Ariane 6 still going strong

Chief of European Space Agency assured during his press conference that Ariane 6 project is still developing according schedule. Luckily for ESA, work on Ariane 6 is in more advanced stage than mockup presented on picture above but planned date of the maiden flight, 2020, is getting closer. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, chief of ESA visited on April 6, 2016, integration facility […]

Have broken satellite? Call to DARPA for RSV!

It seems that in nearest future science fiction writers will be forced to try harder to earn for their “fiction” in name. DARPA announced on March 25, 2016, their new research program. This time it will be truly creative and peaceful technology; it is called RSGS (Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites) and is perfect solution […]

Possible end of Vega rocket and beginning of Pan European space corporation

Could it be possible that Airbus Defence and Space will be monopolist in European space industry? Airbus Defence and Space along with its partner, French Safran Company (both companies are involved in Ariane 6 project) probably are going to buy Avio – Italian company responsible for designing and manufacturing Italian Vega rocket. Airbus and Safran […]

Own path of development – Israeli Amos-6 communication satellite scheduled on 2016

Israel in spite of short modern history of the state has significant contribution in world space industry development. First space focused organization was established in Israel on 1960. It was National Committee for Space Research, working under Tel-Aviv University. Main goal of Committee was intensification of cooperation and intellectual exchange between Israeli academic centers. First rocket was […]

Beginner’s luck will be enough ? – the 6th Vega mission planned on 27th November 01:23 2015

ESA planned launch of Vega rocket with LISA Pathfinder atop from launch pad ELV in French Guiana. European Space Agency is going to continue tests before finishing eLISA (Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) program in 2034. This time Lisa Pathfinder, technology demonstrator built by Airbus Defense and Space will provide necessary data for measuring gravitational waves. Launched on […]