A selection of aerospace news items from around the world.
18 November 2020
NZ company aims to become 'Uber of aerial intelligence' with its solar-powered aircraft! Kea Aerospace is building the largest unmanned aircraft to be developed in the southern hemisphere.
30 October 2020
ElectricAir launches NZ’s first electric aircraft into service! The plane is a battery electric two-seat light sport aircraft manufactured by Slovenian aircraft company Pipistrel and has begun demonstration flights from Christchurch.
September 3, 2020
D-Orbit’s first ION satellite carrier mission has launched on VV16! The free-flying CubeSat dispenser is home to a 1U CubeSat Propulsion Module Dawn produced together with Hyperion Technologies. It also hitched a ride to space alongside a few Planet Earth observation satellites.
July 28, 2020
Dawn Aerospace unveiled its new suborbital spaceplane, the “Dawn Mk-II Aurora”, ahead of an intensive 12 month flight test campaign. The Aurora is the latest development in a series of test vehicles that will one day launch satellites to space.
June 15, 2020
ThiPlaneWave Instruments will build, install, and maintain a 700 mm Ritchey-Chrétien Optical Ground Station (OGS) telescope at the Australian National University‘s (ANU) Mount Stromlo Observatory, the company announced.