Thursday, 13 August 2015

ISS: Developments in the US and worldwide

US Congress passed a bill, which, among others, provides for the extension of US operations in the International Space Station (ISS) until 2024 and introduces the notion of “governmental astronaut”. At the same time, NASA administrator complained to Congress that NASA underfunding made the new deal with Roscosmos on carrying US astronauts with Russian vehicles necessary. New EASA Chief envisages new ISS partners and Bigelow Aerospace attaches its experimental module.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

EASA launches public consultation on new drone rules in Europe… and pilots call for more stringent measures

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has launched a public consultation on the Advance Notice of Proposed Amendment (ANPA) that regards new European rules for operations of all categories of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), widely known as “drones”. Meanwhile, associations of European pilots ask for prompt and strict regulations, to ensure aviation safety.