Aerospace News

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.

August 25, 2020

In our third episode of SpaceTalk, Jesse interviews Andrew McNamara, Director of Project Dynamics NZ.

August 19, 2020

An Expression of Interest has been issued by Northrop Grumman via the ICN Gateway. It calls for a wide range of space related capabilities for delivery against Australian programs. Submissions due by 30 Sep 2020.

August 14, 2020

In our second episode of SpaceTalk, Jesse interviews David Wright, CEO and Founder of Asteria Engineering Consultancy.

July 29, 2020

Virgin Galactic gives the world first glimpse inside its craft that’ll carry passengers to edge of space!

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.

July 22, 2020

In the first episode of SpaceTalk, Jesse interviews Mark Rocket, CEO of Kea Aerospace and Committee President of Aerospace Christchurch.

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.

 
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