Gulf Times - aerospace
Airbus in $40bn deal to sell 430 A320s to US firm: source

Airbus in $40bn deal to sell 430 A320s to US firm: source

Airbus is due to announce the sale of 430 of its medium-range A320 family of aircraft to US investment firm Indigo Partners in a deal worth more than $40 billion, a source said Wednesday.

China's C919 jet completes first long-distance flight

China's C919 jet completes first long-distance flight

The Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd (COMAC) said in a statement the C919 flew for 2 hours and 23 minutes from Shanghai to the central Chinese city of Xi'an.

Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

Ariane 5 rocket puts satellites into orbit on second attempt

An Ariane 5 rocket put two commercial satellites into orbit after an initial attempt was aborted earlier this month, operator Arianespace said early Saturday.

SpaceX makes first US military launch, then lands rocket again

SpaceX makes first US military launch, then lands rocket again

SpaceX on Monday blasted off a secretive US government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.

Dubai Aerospace to buy aircraft leasing firm AWAS

Dubai Aerospace to buy aircraft leasing firm AWAS

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Ltd (DAE) announced a takeover of Dublin-based aircraft lessor AWAS on Monday, adding more than 200 planes to its fleet.

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

SpaceX poised to launch first recycled rocket

SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April.

Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination

Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination

Dismissed by former US president Barack Obama as a place explorers had already seen, the Moon has once again gained interest as a potential destination under Donald Trump's presidency.

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

SpaceX blasts off cargo from historic NASA launchpad

SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station.

SpaceX poised to launch cargo from historic NASA pad

SpaceX poised to launch cargo from historic NASA pad

An unmanned SpaceX spaceship carrying food and equipment to the astronauts living at the International Space Station is poised to blast off from a historic NASA launch pad on Saturday.

SpaceX poised to launch for first time since Sept blast

SpaceX poised to launch for first time since Sept blast

SpaceX is poised to blast off a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

'Fire in space' experiment to kick off aboard US cargo ship

'Fire in space' experiment to kick off aboard US cargo ship

How does fire act in space? Researchers will soon find out, by igniting nine different materials aboard an unmanned spaceship on its way to a fiery re-entry to Earth's atmosphere, NASA said Monday.

NASA spaceship barrels toward Jupiter, 'planet on asteroids'

NASA spaceship barrels toward Jupiter, 'planet on asteroids'

Juno, an unmanned NASA spacecraft, is barrelling toward Jupiter on a $1.1 billion mission to circle the biggest planet in the solar system and shed new light on the origin ...