ALHAT Demonstrated In Free-Flight Test At The Kennedy Space Center In FL
In a test this week, NASA demonstrated that it can land an unmanned spacecraft on a rugged planetary surface in the pitch dark. The free-flight test was the first of its kind for NASA's Autonomous Landing Hazard Avoidance Technology, or ALHAT.
FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. reported today that it has signed a contract with a Nigerian airline for the sale and delivery of the Automated Flight Information Reporting System ("AFIRS") 220 on five Boeing 737 aircraft.
Commercial Crew Spacecraft Designed To Be More Than A Ferry Service
The next generation of American spacecraft designed to carry people into low-Earth orbit will be required to function as a lifeboat for the International Space Station for up to seven months. This service has not been provided by an American spacecraft since an Apollo command module remained docked to Skylab for about three months from 1973 to '74.
Company Expects To Create 100 Jobs In Coming Years
Pacific Rim Aerospace (PacRim) has established an office in Charleston County, allowing for more direct support of its customers in the growing aerospace sector of the Southeast region. PacRim expects to create at least 100 jobs in the area in the coming years.
Will Be Proposed For The Fixed-Wing Search And Rescue Replacement Program
Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi has selected Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) to provide the flight management system (FMS) for its worldwide C-27J Spartan fleet and for Team Spartan’s offering for the upcoming FWSAR (Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Replacement) Program.
Aero Linx: The Beechcraft Heritage Museum
The Beechcraft Heritage Museum is a distinctly original one-of-a-kind, “living and working” aviation museum that traces the lineage of the Beechcraft family of airplanes. The Museum began life as the Staggerwing Museum Foundation, incorporated in October of 1973, under the auspices of the Staggerwing Club.
A semi-permanent, subtropical area of high pressure in the North Atlantic Ocean that migrates east and west with varying central pressure. Depending on the season, it has different names. When it is displaced westward, during the Northern Hemispheric summer and fall, the center is located in the western North Atlantic, near Bermuda. In the winter and early spring, it is primarily centered near the Azores Islands.
"You never kept more on station than you could get off the station and back home. It's why we staff that station the way we do. Now, you expand the crew capacity and then the crew and that really expands the amount of science you can do."
Source: Scott Thurston, deputy manager of CCP's Spacecraft Office, commenting on the next generation of American spacecraft designed to carry people into low-Earth orbit -- spacecraft that will be required to function as a lifeboat for the International Space Station for up to seven months.