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Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Blue Origin Hints At New Shepard Test Flight

Would Be The First Since 2016

The FAA has issued a NOTAM restricting flight near Blue Origin's west Texas launch facility in anticipation of a New Shepard flight test this week.

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Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Ariane 5 Mission With 4 Galileo Satellites Is A 'Go' For Launch

Mission Set For Liftoff December 12

The latest cluster of four Galileo spacecraft has been cleared for liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana on Arianespace Flight VA240, using an Ariane 5 to loft these latest additions to Europe’s civilian-run satellite navigation constellation.

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Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17: ERAU UAV Storm Chaser, USMC Drone Insignia, Malawian UAVs

Also: NLR Signs Agreement, QinetiQ, Big Bend Community College, 2nd Annual UAS Conference, Tigershark UAS

Kicking off a series of tests for its capstone project, the UAV Storm Chaser team at Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University completed its first Remote Controlled (RC) flight of a UAV on Nov. 17. Considered a “huge success,” the RC fight was used to demonstrate “all of the communication components of the UAV linking together properly, to calibrate the motors and motor controller, to get flight time, and to go through the process of setting up all of the parameters in mission planner.” The UAV Storm Chaser team is one of five teams within Embry-Riddle’s Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering (ECSSE) Capstone Class, which is a two-semester class that provides students in their final year with project experience that mirrors what they will experience in their respective fields of work. The status of military drone operators

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association
 
Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for its entry on the global market. The PC-24 development project was officially announced in 2013, but work on the Super Versatile Jet has in fact been in progress for the past eleven and a half years. Erik Lindbergh, grandson of famed aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, has announced the formation of VerdeGo Aero, an innovative new aerospace company with a mission to provide the upcoming multibillion-dollar urban transportation market with a safe, clean, and quiet hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that can fly piloted or autonomously. Boeing's trade

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

NASA Plans Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test In Arizona

Will Be Dropped From A C-17 Flying At FL350

NASA is planning a test of parachutes for the agency's Orion spacecraft Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. This test is the fifth in a series of eight to qualify the parachute system for crewed Orion missions.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

ESA Awards Contract To QinetiQ To Build Spacecraft Docking System

Will Allow Soft Docking Of Small Spacecraft With ISS

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a €26.6 million ($31.5 million) contract to QinetiQ to produce a new docking mechanism for the International Space Station (ISS).

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