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Image - Preparing for an Asteroid Strike

Preparing for an Asteroid Strike

ESA and national disaster response offices recently rehearsed how to react if a threatening space rock is ever discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. Last month, experts from ESA's Space Situational Awareness (SSA) programme and Europe's national disaster response organisations met for a two-day exercise on what to do if an asteroid is ever found to be headi...

Image - Rolls-Royce commits to Derby as the production hub for the Trent XWB

Rolls-Royce commits to Derby as the production hub for the T...

Rolls-Royce is today announcing that Derby will be the production centre for the Trent XWB. The Trent XWB is the world's most efficient large aero engine and the fastest-selling widebody engine ever, with more than 1,500 engines sold to 40 customers to date. It is the sole power plant available for the Airbus A350 XWB. Rolls-Royce has invested around pound30m expanding ...

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