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Ariane 6 Set To Move To Next Stage Of Development
2013-11-14 07:05:58

ESA The preliminary requirements for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher have been agreed and the project is set to move on to the next stage. In November 2012, the ESA Council at Ministerial level, meeting in Naples, Italy, approved the start of preparatory activities for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launch vehicle. The objective of Ariane 6 is to guarantee autonomous access to space for Europe, serving European institutional missions, without requiring public...

2013-02-04 08:29:52

BEIJING, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pactera Technology International Ltd. (NASDAQ: PACT), a global consulting and technology services provider strategically headquartered in China, today announced that the company has been ranked number one by Citigroup Software Technology & Service China (CSTS China) in its most recent ranking of IT services vendors. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2012/11/12/20121112095340411018.jpg ) While Pactera has provided comprehensive IT services to CSTS...

2012-05-30 08:45:58

A Sandia National Laboratories technology has been used to remove radioactive material from more than 43 million gallons of contaminated wastewater at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Sandia researchers had worked around the clock following the March 2011 disaster to show the technology worked in seawater, which was pumped in to cool the plant's towers. "It's the kind of thing that sends a chill," said Mark Rigali, manager of the geochemistry group at Sandia. "We've...

European 'Edoardo Amaldi' Cargo Ship Launches To Space Station
2012-03-23 06:03:20

[ Watch the Video ] The European Space Agency (ESA) launched its third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) today at 1:34 p.m. local time (12:34 a.m. EDT/4:34 GMT) from the Kourou launch site in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. The “Edoardo Amaldi” spacecraft, named in honor of the Italian physicist who is regarded as one of the father´s of European spaceflight, is on its way to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) carrying more than 7 tons of...

2011-05-24 12:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has reached an important milestone for the next U.S. transportation system that will carry humans into deep space. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced today that the system will be based on designs originally planned for the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle. Those plans now will be used to develop a new spacecraft known as the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) "We...

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2011-05-09 08:26:33

The official ceremony marking ESA's handover of the Soyuz launch site to Arianespace took place today at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, after the site was declared ready for the first flight and the completion of a simulated launch campaign. The French space agency, CNES, as prime contractor for the building work, along with its European and Russian partners, has spent recent months qualifying the site. In March, the "Ëœacceptance review' declared that it was ready for its...

2011-04-18 15:15:00

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded four Space Act Agreements in the second round of the agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev2) effort. Each company will receive between $22 million and $92.3 million to advance commercial crew space transportation system concepts and mature the design and development of elements of their systems, such as launch vehicles and spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The selectees...

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2011-03-23 09:41:55

Decisions on the future of the European space sector were made at ESA's Council meeting in Paris on 16 and 17 March. ESA Member States participating in the International Space Station (ISS) exploitation program have decided to concur with the ISS partners' objective to extend the duration of their involvement in ISS cooperation until the end of 2020. Participating States have committed &eur;550 million to cover the period until the next Ministerial Council of ESA in 2012, where they will take...

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2011-01-15 06:35:00

Europe is set to add two new types of rocket to its launch fleet in French Guiana, in a move that is being hailed as a space "revolution," European Space Agency (ESA) head Jean-Jacques Dordain said Friday. ESA's Ariane 5 heavy launcher will be joined by Russia's medium-sized Soyuz, and by a new European-designed rocket, Vega, for smaller payloads. "2011 will be the year of the launchers," Dordain said at a press conference at ESA headquarters. This represents a major change in the way ESA...

2010-06-17 10:45:00

Pierre Lellouche, Secretary of State responsible for European Affairs in the French Government, and Werner Hoyer, Minister Delegate for European Affairs in the German Government, who are both General Secretaries for Franco-German Cooperation, visited ESA Headquarters on June 15. They were welcomed by ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain, who presented the Agency and the status of the various projects it is carrying out in all areas of European space activity. During his presentation,...