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Manned version of Dragon spacecraft successfully finished propulsion tests

NASA announced that crewed Dragon spacecraft ended tests of propulsion with positive results. SpaceX Dragon is still developing into manned version. Being part of NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) along with Boeing CST-100 reached next milestone. Designed as automatic spacecraft, combined with Falcon-9 rocket, is designated mainly as vehicle for lifting men to ISS. Propulsion of…
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National Independence Day in Poland !

Today, November 11th, we celebrate Independence Day in Poland! On this occasion, we wish to remind the most important discoveries in the history of space exploration that took place with the participation of Poles: "Dē revolutionibus orbium coelestium" - 1543 - One of astronomy milestones, by Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473-24 May 1543). Liquefying of oxygen…
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China catch up in space plane race – scramjet spaceplane successful flight announced

In October China announced success in tests of their scramjet hypersonic experimental plane. Probably there is no better summary of Chinese approaches to aerospace industry in recent years, than words of Professor Wang Zhenguo (National University of Defense Technology), one of nine winners of  second Feng Ru awards (granted by Chinese Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics): "The Chinese…
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British alternative – BAE Systems invests in Reaction Engines Limited

British company Reaction Engines Limited announced on 2nd November 2015 that new agreement with BAE Systems was signed. Reaction Engines Limited is responsible for designing Skylon spaceplane and agreement is targeted for strengthening and streamlining cooperation between REL and BAE in further development. As we can read on REL site: “The working partnership will draw…
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Orion spacecraft EM-1 mission with no delay

NASA and main contractor Lockheed announced that one of the program milestones of has been reached. Orion spacecraft and SLS launch vehicle are great hopes of NASA. After rising budget for these two projects for 2016 fiscal year, news about reaching important point in project development is confirmation about possibility of NASA to keep the…
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