Collaborative Project Intended To Reduce Emissions Throughout The Manufacturing Process
Together with its SME and research partners, Eurocopter has marked the completion of the development of a “groundbreaking” eco-design tool at its industrial site in Marignane (Bouches-du-Rhône, France). The result of a collaborative project involving purchaser and suppliers, the new tool will allow the various stakeholders in the industrial chain to significantly enhance the environmental performance of their products.
Facility Will Include A Level D Flight And Mission Simulator
CAE and Eurocopter have entered into an agreement for an EC225 helicopter training facility in Norway, including a CAE 3000 Series Level D flight and mission simulator that will begin operation in 2015 as part of the Eurocopter-approved simulation center.
Four Identical Spacecraft Have Been Studying The Earth's Magnetospehere In Three Dimensions
Since 2000, the four identical satellites of the Cluster quartet have been probing Earth’s magnetosphere in three dimensions. This week, two of them made their closest-ever approach, just two-and-a-half miles, enabling valuable data to be acquired with unprecedented detail.
Will Lead To Technologies To Address High Priority Technical Needs For The U.S. Space Program
NASA has selected 10 university-led proposals for study of innovative, early stage space technologies that address high priority technical needs America's space program must master to enable future missions.
Tests Assure All Systems Are Functioning And Communicating Properly Prior To Flight
The U.S. Navy's first MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter was powered up, and the aircraft's four blades turned for the first time during initial ground testing and engine runs conducted by prime contractor Northrop Grumman at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, CA, Sept. 20.
Has 96 Responses To Request For Information To Parse At The Meeting
NASA will host a public workshop to examine and synthesize 96 of the ideas submitted to a Request for Information (RFI) about the agency's asteroid initiative. The workshop will be held Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, TX.
First Successful Transmission Of Protected Tactical Communications On Non-Military High-Capacity Satellite Platform
Boeing has transmitted a government-developed, frequency-hopping signal through a commercial satellite, demonstrating the potential for the military to access more communications pathways at a lower cost than building new satellites, while protecting its data from jamming attempts.
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It Was A GREAT Week For A Number Of Folks In The Commercial Space Transport Biz
After a week's delay in orbit due to software hiccups, Orbital's Cygnus vehicle successfully docked at the ISS. The station's Expedition 37 crew reported the spacecraft -- loaded with about 1,300 pounds of cargo -- berthed Sunday morning at 8:44 a.m. EDT, following an 11-day journey to the orbiting laboratory. Cygnus had been scheduled for a rendezvous with the space station on Sept. 22. Due to a data format mismatch, the first rendezvous attempt was postponed.
But Middle Eastern Airline Says There Is Still A 'Lot Of Work To Do'
Boeing and Emirates Airline are continuing to work on a deal that would bolster the initial production of a re-vamped 777 airliner, but the airline said while many technical issues have been resolved, the two sides are still negotiating over the price of the airplane.
Brings Together Largest Number Of Future ‘Astronauts’ To Date
Virgin Galactic hosted its annual private customer event at Mojave Air and Space Port Wednesday. Deemed, “Your Flight DNA,” the occasion brought together the largest number of future astronauts to date, with approximately 400 customers and a total of 640 individuals in attendance.
Liquid Hydrogen Engine Program Making Significant Progress
XCOR Aerospace and United Launch Alliance have announced significant progress in the XCOR/ULA liquid hydrogen (LH2) engine development program. Conceived as a lower-cost, risk-managed program, the XCOR LH2 engine program is intended to produce a flight-ready cryogenic upper-stage engine in the 25,000 lbf thrust class with growth potential up to 50,000 lbf thrust or more.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is none too happy with commercial space competitors Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance. The space entrepreneur accused the two companies of using a "phony blocking tactic" to prevent his company from acquiring the exclusive rights to launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Aero Linx: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 158 countries. Thirty-thousand of these members are students.
Micro-En Route Automated Radar Tracking System (MEARTS)
An automated radar and radar beacon tracking system capable of employing both short-range (ASR) and long-range (ARSR) radars. This microcomputer driven system provides improved tracking, continuous data recording, and use of full digital radar displays.
"Sen. Ayotte's central concern is that our troops, including New Hampshire servicemen and women serving in harm's way, have the close air support they need to safely accomplish their missions. The A-10 airframe is credited with saving 60 American lives this summer in Afghanistan."
Source: Liz Johnson, a spokeswoman for Senator Kelly Ayotte, a Republican senator from New Hampshire who has placed a "hold" on President Obama's nominee for Secretary of the Air Force over the fate of the A-10, which is reportedly on the budget chopping block.