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Spaceport Colorado submitting FAA license application this month

Spaceport Colorado intends to submit its application for a commercial spaceport license by the end of the month with the aim of securing approval in the second quarter of 2016, says air and spaceport director David Ruppel. If successful, Spaceport Colorado can begin offering horizontal launch services in what is becoming an increasingly crowded market, with 10 US sites already approved by the F...

Sergey Karutin was appointed General Designer of GLONASS navigation system

Sergey Karutin was appointed General Designer of GLONASS global navigation system, Non-commercial partnership GLONASS President Alexander Gurko told Interfax-AVN. “Sergey Karutin, employee of TsNIIMASH was appointed General Designer of GLONASS system,” A.Gurko said. It was reported earlier that an institution of General Designers of weapons and military equipment is being establi...

UAE Space Agency outlines commitments to earth observation and environmental monitoring

The importance of satellite and space technology for environmental monitoring purposes was highlighted by the UAE Space Agency at the Eye of Earth Summit 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Director General H.E Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi speaking at the summit (above), explained that the UAE Space Agency will support international collaboration through space agency cooperation to promote the use of space assets tha...