Synergy Moon Pursuing A 2017 Lunar Mission, Interorbital Systems To Serve As Launch Provider
XPRIZE has officially verified Team Synergy Moon’s launch agreement as part of the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global competition for privately-funded teams to land an unmanned spacecraft on the surface of the moon by December 31, 2017. The Synergy Moon mission will use a NEPTUNE 8 rocket, built and launched by Interorbital Systems.
Rotax Supports Their Engines With Training, Information, And Rapid Parts Service
Anyone who is even slightly familiar with sport aviation and home built experimental aircraft has heard of the name Rotax when it comes to engines. However, they are different from the engines that we are used to in general aviation aircraft in the United States. While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talked with the experts at Rotax to find out where information about the engines and maintenance is available.
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Many experts claim that buying a late-model “pre-owned car” is a better value than buying a new one. Could it be that the same holds true for launching a satellite on a late-model “flight-proven rocket booster?” A satellite, which will be in a geostationary orbit and expand SES’s capabilities across Latin America, is scheduled for launch in the 4th quarter of this year. SES-10 will be the first-ever satellite to launch on a SpaceX ‘flight-proven rocket booster.’ The Polish company that is building a very small personal single-engine jet has successfully run the aircraft's engine for the first time. In an update posted to the Flaris website, the company says it has just finished adapting the fuselage of the Flaris LAR 1 airplane with the new Williams FJ33-5A engine. They reported the new power unit has been
Jan Sebesta From The Czech Republic Winning The Scale (S7) Model Competition
The 2016 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine concluded on Sunday with Jan Sebesta from the Czech Republic winning the scale (S7) model competition. Sebesta’s model of the Saturn V not only impressed the judges with its lifelike accuracy, but during the confirmation flight it performed flawlessly.
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As we reported in our Monday edition of Airborne Unlimited, regulations governing recreational and commercial operations of small, unmanned aircraft systems are now in effect, and the reactions are now coming in. AUVSI President and CEO, Brian Wynne, said at a press conference on Monday that with regulations governing civil and commercial operations of unmanned aircraft systems now in effect, more businesses and innovators are poised to take flight and unlock the tremendous economic benefits of the technology. Wynne added that the UAS industry is poised to be one of the fastest-growing in American history. A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida made an emergency landing at Pensacola International Airport on Saturday after the airplane suffered an uncontained failure of its left engine. A knowledgeable obser