IATA to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass

Unilabs, the leading European diagnostic services provider, and the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the trade association for the world’s airlines, have signed an agreement to incorporate Unilabs’ worldwide Covid-19 testing network into IATA Travel Pass. The agreement will make Unilabs one of the first major lab groups to be integrated into IATA’s Travel PassRead More

DARPA picks 3 companies to design thermal propulsion system that will operate above low Earth orbit in 2025

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has picked three companies to design a nuclear thermal propulsion system that will operate above low Earth orbit in 2025, the US agency announced in April. General Atomics, Blue Origin and Lockheed Martin received contract awards and will be the prime contractors for the first phase of the DemonstrationRead More

Aviation specialists launch first in-flight 100% sustainable aviation fuel emissions study on commercial passenger jet

A team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) project looking into the effectsRead More

New Saudi satellites to serve development goals in Science and Technology sector

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the first called Shahin Sat 17 was an affiliation with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and the second, a CubeSat is affiliated with King Saud University (KSU). Shahin Sat 17, is one of a new generation of small size satellites and designed to trackRead More

Boeing, BAE Systems to start LRIP for US Air Force

Boeing has signed a USD50 million contract with BAE Systems to start the Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of F-15 Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System (EPAWSS) for the US Air Force. The electronic warfare (EW) and countermeasures system provides advanced electromagnetic capabilities that protect pilots and help them maintain air superiority during theirRead More

Deutsche Aircraft leads way in era of clean aviation through D328eco platform

Deutsche Aircraft has ambitious plans of leading the way in new era of clean aviation through the development of D328eco platform. The D32eco will be a game-changer to provide more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly air travel to provide an eco-friendly solution for operators. Features of the D328eco – State-of-the-art flight deck design and capabilitiesRead More

SpaceX to launch NASA’s small astrophysics spacecraft

SpaceX won a NASA contract to launch a small astrophysics spacecraft, continuing the company’s string of similar agency contracts over the last two years. NASA awarded a contract to SpaceX for the launch of the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) spacecraft on a Falcon 9 inRead More

Airbus rewarded CLTV for ‘Moon Cruiser’ by ESA

Airbus has been awarded a CLTV (Cis-Lunar Transfer Vehicle) study for a ‘Moon Cruiser’ by the European Space Agency (ESA). According to the study concept (two parallel Phase A/B1), the CLTV is a versatile, autonomous logistics vehicle that could, for example, provide timely and efficient support to NASA and ESA in the implementation of theRead More

Spacety releases first images of SAR satellite on China’s new Long March 8 medium-lift rocket

Chinese startup Spacety released the first images from Hisea-1, a C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite, launched in December on China’s new Long March 8 medium-lift rocket. Three days after launch, Spacety began receiving data from Hisea-1’s SAR payload built by the China Electronics Technology Group. On Dec. 27, Spacety acquired its first batch ofRead More

Inmarsat introduces GX5 to the Middle East

Inmarsat has confirmed the commercial service introduction of GX5, the company’s newest, geostationary satellite to date. GX5 is the fourteenth satellite currently in service with Inmarsat and provides additional capacity to Europe and the Middle East on the industry-leading Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band high-speed satellite broadband service. The satellite, launched in November 2019, delivers approximatelyRead More