Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

The aerospace giant said its hydrogen-fuelled passenger planes could be in service by 2035.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: air-travel airbus-group aerospace companies

Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft

The US, China and Russia are pouring money into aircraft that can fly at five times the speed of sound.

By Michael Dempsey • bbcnews
Aug. 31, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: engineering aerospace china-us-relations military

UK-US sign agreement on space launch technology

Britain and America ease the path that will allow US companies to launch rockets from the UK.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space-exploration british-space-programme newquay aerospace richard-branson

Giant space chamber installed in Oxfordshire

UK satellite manufacturers will soon have the use of one of the biggest test vessels in Europe.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: space-exploration british-space-programme aerospace oxford harwell

Combat drone to compete against piloted plane

The US Air Force will pit an advanced autonomous aircraft against a piloted plane in tests.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
June 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence aerospace us-armed-forces

SpaceX sends 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit

The California company's latest mission makes it the world's largest commercial satellite operator.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 7, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: astronomy space-exploration spacex aerospace communications-satellites

Dubai Air Show: The challenges for us all in flying green

Sustainable, renewable and green: environmental goals the aviation industry is now grappling with.

By Russell Hotten, Sameer Hashmi, Adrienne Murray • bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: sustainability environment sustainable-living air-travel airbus-group aerospace rolls-royce-holdings dubai

Investment offer to take Cornwall and Virgin into orbit

Significant backing is offered to Virgin Orbit and Spaceport Cornwall to make Newquay launches happen.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 4, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration newquay aerospace richard-branson

Inmarsat lays big satellite order with Airbus

The London-based satellite operator announces a major expansion of its telecommunications network.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 30, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: space-exploration airbus-group aerospace inmarsat

SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  internet  broadband  space-exploration  spacex  elon-musk  aerospace  oneweb

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