DART on track for asteroid collision

DART on track for asteroid collision

WASHINGTON — A NASA spacecraft is on course to deliberately collide with a small asteroid Sept. 26 to test how that technique could be used to deflect a potentially hazardous asteroid. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, launched last November, is on a trajectory to collide with Dimorphos, a small asteroid orbiting the larger … Read more

NRO satellite flies to orbit in Delta 4’s final West Coast launch

NRO satellite flies to orbit in Delta 4’s final West Coast launch

NROL-91 was the Delta 4’s 10th mission for the National Reconnaissance Office WASHINGTON — United Launch Alliance launched a classified National Reconnaissance Office spy satellite on a Delta 4 Heavy rocket September 24 at 3:25 p.m. Pacific from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. NROL-91 is the Delta 4’s final mission from … Read more

Swedish tour operator Detur stops operations, leaving passengers stranded at home and abroad

Swedish tour operator Detur stops operations, leaving passengers stranded at home and abroad

Detur announces that operations will be stopped for the rest of 2022 The much-criticised travel company Detur is cancelling all its operations for 2022. The company justifies the decision by saying that a “restart” is needed. In Sundsvall, a bus with 50 people has to return home since Detur cancelled their flight. And travellers who … Read more

23 flights cancelled in the western Canary Islands due to tropical storm ‘Hermine’

23 flights cancelled in the western Canary Islands due to tropical storm 'Hermine'

Tropical storm ‘Hermine’, which is already affecting the Canary Islands, has caused 23 flight cancellations and 14 diversions this Saturday afternoon, all of them at airports in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This has been reported by Aena, which adds that in Tenerife North-Ciudad de La Laguna there have been 12 diversions to … Read more

Cathay Pacific to resume or increase flights to several destinations after Hong Kong Government scraps Covid restrictions

Cathay Pacific to resume or increase flights to several destinations after Hong Kong Government scraps Covid restrictions

Cathay Pacific welcomes the Hong Kong SAR Government’s latest measures to facilitate travel to Hong Kong, especially the decision to remove the hotel quarantine arrangement for passengers arriving in Hong Kong effective 26 September 2022. These adjustments will help boost sentiment for travel, thereby facilitating the gradual resumption of travel activities and strengthening network connectivity … Read more

Russian aviation industry is afraid of losing staff due to military mobilisation

Russian aviation industry is afraid of losing staff due to military mobilisation

The partial military mobilisation of at least 300,000 Russian citizens is also affecting the Russian aviation industry. According to Russian daily newspaper Kommersant, employees of at least five Russian airlines (including Aeroflot) and of more than 10 airports have been summoned to join the army. Most of the commercial pilots have a military background, they … Read more

West Atlantic Boeing 737-400 freighter overruns runway at Montpellier

West Atlantic Boeing 737-400 freighter overruns runway at Montpellier

In the night of 24 September, a West Atlantic Boeing 737-400 freighter (registered EC-NLS and operated by Swiftair) operated domestic cargo flight SWN5745 between Paris CDG and Montpellier, France.  During landing at Montpellier airport, the aircraft overran the runway. The Boeing 737 stopped partly over a nearby lake Rescue services rushed to the aircraft and … Read more

Avanti turns to regional operator partnerships to expand satellite coverage

Avanti turns to regional operator partnerships to expand satellite coverage

TAMPA, Fla. — U.K.-based Avanti Communications is seeking more partnerships to grow its footprint after securing its first major deal to use another regional satellite operator’s capacity. Avanti announced a five-year partnership with Turkey’s Turksat Sept. 13 that pools more than 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) of Ka-band capacity between them across Africa and the Middle East. … Read more