NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, CA to restart production of the RS-25 engine for the agency's Space Launch System (SLS) and deliver a certified engine. SLS will use four RS-25 engines to carry the agency’s Orion spacecraft and launch explorers on deep space missions.
Kremlin Say There Was No Violation Of Turkish Airspace
Tensions between Russia and Turkey, and by extension NATO, escalated Tuesday when a Russian Su-24 was shot down by Turkey after reportedly warning the pilot repeatedly about violating Turkish airspace.
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YouTube Airborne Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EHT1iRaEdQ
The FAA has posted the recommendations of its UAS Registration Task Force on its website and says these recommendations will be added to the more than 4,500 public comments received to date by the agency and other data for crafting the final rule. No timeline has been set for issuing a final rule on UA
Straight From The Boss -- Clearing Up Questions About FlightSim Training
At the Redbird Migration 2015, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta was featured as the keynote speaker, and he also entertained questions. In this case, the question comes from Craig Fuller, the Chairman of Redbird Flight Simulations. Fuller brought up the topic of allowing simulator training time to be allowed for the purpose of certification, and in particular, the recent reduction of allowed simulator hours to be logged.
Space Agency Will Offer Technical Expertise, Access To Test Facilities
Last week, NASA announced that it had selected Virgin Galactic as a partner in its Collaborative Opportunities program. As part of this new partnership, NASA will provide Virgin Galactic with technical expertise and access to test facilities to aid the development of our LauncherOne small satellite launch service.
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Blue Origin announced yesterday that its New Shepard space vehicle successfully flew to space, reaching its planned test altitude of 329,839 feet, that’s about 62 miles, before executing an historic landing back at the launch site in West Texas on Monday. Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos said in part, “We are building Blue Origin to seed an enduring human presence in space, to help us move beyond this blue planet that is the origin of all we know.” In its press announcement regarding the findings of the UAS Registration Task Force, the FAA stressed that all members of the task force, from toy manufacturers to airlines, agreed to the recommendations, and that there was no dissension among the diverse groups at the table. It now seems that may have been a bit of an overstatement. Dave Mathewson, executive dir
Fully-Reusable Spacecraft Designed For Suborbital Manned Flights
Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) Member Blue Origin celebrated a remarkable milestone yesterday, announcing that it safely and successfully completed a controlled, vertical return of the New Shepard rocket booster to its West Texas launch pad after reaching a planned test altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 km).
Jobs Rally Held In Conjunction With GAMA At Dassault Falcon Jet In New Castle
Delaware Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney today joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and hundreds of general aviation enthusiasts in celebrating general aviation’s significant jobs and economic record in Delaware at a jobs rally. Leaders from Dassault Falcon Jet, FlightSafety International, Summit Aviation, and Aloft AeroArchitects (formerly PATS Aircraft Systems) also made remarks.