Maxus-9 provides a little microgravity
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:28:00 +0200
Dream Chaser to use Europe’s next-generation docking system
Five science experiments were subjected to 12 minutes of weightlessness during today’s flight of a Maxus suborbital rocket.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 08:38:00 +0200
Astronaut study gives voice to people with disabilities
ESA and a team of European industrial contractors led by QinetiQ have finalised an agreement with Sierra Nevada Corporation for the use of Europe’s International Berthing Docking Mechanism on the Dream Chaser spaceplane.
The Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Dream Chaser is being developed as a reusable, lifting-body, multimission spacecraft capable of landing at commercial airports or spaceports that can accommodate large commercial aircraft anywhere in the world.
Selected to provide cargo delivery, return and disposal services for the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract, it is a safe, affordable, flexible and reliable system, designed to provide crewed and uncrewed transportation services to low orbit destinations, such as the Space Station and future commercial space infrastructures.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:20:00 +0200
When his father was diagnosed with a debilitating disease four years ago, it sparked Ivo Vieira into developing a novel means of communication for people coping with extreme limitations, building on technology originally explored to help ESA astronauts in space.