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    Welcome to the Spacefleet Association

    The Association has been set up to support the Spacefleet Project, to build a re-usable space vehicle, which will be able to take payloads into sub-orbital space and then glide back from space to a soft landing. Larger versions could put satellites into orbit (and bring them back). If you are interested in the project, please take a look at it here and send an email requesting membership of this site to admin@spacefleet.org.uk.

     Success for SpaceX

    Space LaunchToday, SpaceX have made history for space launch by landing the first stage of their mission to deliver eleven Orbcomm communication satellites to low Earth orbit.


    Note: Source: SpaceX: Press release and videos

    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, December 22 @ 09:07:12 GMT (123 reads)
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     ESA Dark Universe explorer passes design review

    AstronomyESA’s dark Universe mission, "EUCLID", has passed its preliminary design review, providing confidence that the spacecraft and its payload can be built.

    Giuseppe Racca, Euclid’s project manager. has stated that all the elements have been put together and evaluated and the mission is feasible.

    EUCLID was first proposed to ESA in 2007, and was selected as the second medium-class mission in the "Cosmic Vision" program in October 2011. Italy’s Thales Alenia Space was chosen as the prime contractor in 2013.


    Note: ESA News: See full article here.

    Posted by Admin on Thursday, December 17 @ 10:39:15 GMT (261 reads)
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     Hubble Telescope used to solve an exoplanet mystery

    Extra-Solar PlanetsA survey of 10 hot, Jupiter-sized exoplanets conducted with NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has led a team to solve a long-standing mystery — why some of these worlds seem to have less water than expected. The findings offer new insights into the wide range of planetary atmospheres in our galaxy and how planets are assembled.

    Note: NASA news: For full Story, click here.

    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, December 15 @ 08:08:03 GMT (127 reads)
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     Rocket motor test

    PropulsionThe Spacefleet EARL project has made more progress. Last week, we ran a test of the SRM-120, a 120 millimetre diameter solid-propellant rocket motor


    Note: (c) Spacefleet Ltd 2015

    Posted by Admin on Tuesday, November 10 @ 16:28:00 GMT (215 reads)
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     Nearly There

    The EARL ProjectThe launch date for the EARL-D4 is drawing close. The hull is under construction and testing of the solid-propellant rocket motor is under way.


    Note: Spacefleet Ltd
    The EARL Project

    Posted by Admin on Sunday, September 06 @ 14:51:58 BST (172 reads)
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