2014

Thales Alenia Space delivers the third PCM-Cygnus unit

Another load of more than 2000 kg, including supplies for the crew, spare parts and experiments for the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS) will be assured by the 3rd PCM cargo module developed in Italy for the Cygnus space transportation service.
Wallops Island, Virginia (USA) 31/01/2014

First launch of the new Black Shark Advanced heavyweight torpedo

On January 28th the new Black Shark Advanced (BSA), produced by WASS was launched for the first time ever from the submarine SCIRE'. The torpedo launched in "Push Out" mode (water ram expulsion system, which ejects the torpedo by means high water-pressure), was equipped in a totally innovative way, thanks to the new Lithium-Polymer Battery.
La Spezia 31/01/2014

Wake up Rosetta!

After 31 months of "hibernation", ESA's European probe Rosetta has been "woken up", after being placed into technical hibernation in June 2011 to save energy for the last part of the ten-year journey to comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. And it tweeted it!
Rome 17/01/2014

Cygnus on his way to the International Space Station

It has officially began the first operational Cygnus mission for cargo transport of supplies to the International Space Station.
Wallops Island, Virginia (USA) 10/01/2014

Third Cosmo-SkyMed Satellite Launched

The third satellite in the Earth Observation constellation, COSMO-SkyMed, lifted off at 7:28 pm local time today from the Vandenberg Air Force base in California, on a Boeing Delta II rocket
Vandenberg (CA) USA 24/10/2008

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