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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. Delving into The Popular Heat-Treating Methods of Specialty Alloys

    Oct
    27
    2022

    Heat treating boosts a metal’s workability, which helps manufacturers modify metals to meet the specific requirements of an application. Critical in manufacturing high-quality products, this thermal process involves heating a metal to near or just above its critical temperature, holding it there for a time, and then cooling the metal in a medium, such as […]

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  2. India: First Private Rocket Engine Factory Opened

    Jul
    22
    2022

    The Indian space startup Agnikul Cosmos officially opened its first rocket engine factory located in Chennai, named “Rocket Factory 1”. This factory will use additive manufacturing and 3D printing in the process of the development of the engines. The factory has been inaugurated by N. Chandrasekaran (Chairman of Tata Sons), and S. Somanath (Chairman of […]

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  3. NASA Extends InSight Mars Lander’s Mission

    Jun
    24
    2022

    NASA’s InSight lander is at the final chapter of its mission by the end of June but in the latest update, NASA has approved an extended mission of the Insight on Mars. The extended mission will allow the lander to operate for a few more weeks, and it would end between August and September. Lori […]

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  4. NOAA’s JPSS-2 Set to Launch In November

    Jun
    20
    2022

    The JPSS-2 launch countdown has been updated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Recently the agencies unveiled the new launch date for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2). The current target launch date is Nov. 1, 2022. NASA delayed the mission after discovering and fixing an issue with the satellite’s Visible […]

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  5. Chinese aircraft maker COMAC tested C919 on maiden flight

    May
    24
    2022

    COMAC (Commercial Airline of Chine) has successfully completed a three-hour test flight for the C919, the country’s first take on narrow-body airliners that is to compete with the omnipresent Boeing 737 and Airbus A320. The C919 has been under flight testing since 2017, but as the first delivery dates approach, the aircraft enters more vigorous […]

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  6. Rocket Lab Managed to Catch Returning Booster Using a Helicopter

    May
    17
    2022

    Rocket Lab has announced the successful launch of its 26th Electron mission, which deployed 34 micro-satellites into low-Earth orbit. The highlight of this launch was the retrieval of the returning booster, as capturing and reusing these components dramatically reduces the cost of these otherwise ultra-expensive operations. Roughly 80% of the rocket’s entire worth is actually […]

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  7. AI Can Spot Defects in Aircraft Rivets by Looking at Video

    May
    09
    2022

    Article Source: MDPI Rivets play a crucial role in constricting joints on aircraft fuselages and wings, and this has been the case since the early times of aviation. Simply put, aircraft manufacturers cannot use welding for bonding panels together because aluminum isn’t tolerant to heat, riveted joints are stronger, and finally, they are easier to […]

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  8. Airbus’ High-Voltage Cell to Usher 100% Electric Flying

    Apr
    29
    2022

    Airbus says the assembly of its first electric-powered aircraft platform is underway, and soon, the first test flight of the EcoPulse demonstrator model will take place. This project was developed in partnership with Daher and Safran, who designed and realized the airframe and hybrid propulsion system, respectively. Airbus has designed the battery, and this is […]

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  9. World’s Largest Hydrogen Plant to Power SpaceX Launches

    Apr
    14
    2022

    US startup Green Hydrogen International (GHI) has unveiled its plans to build the world’s largest green hydrogen plant. The company is planning to build a 60 GW green hydrogen production facility in South Texas.  The project is called Hydrogen City. It will take account of integrated green hydrogen production, storage, and transportation capabilities. The company […]

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  10. GE Aviation Now Offering Metal Additives For Aircraft Engine Repair

    Apr
    13
    2022

    GE Aviation Engine Services Singapore has become the first entity to offer metal additive technology for aerospace components, including aircraft engines. To put this simply, that would be 3D printed metal parts that are custom-crafted to the specific needs of the repair job and embedded or fitted where needed. The idea is to offer custom […]

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  11. “Son of Concorde” is on its way! NASA Tests Its ‘Quiet’ Supersonic Jet

    Mar
    17
    2022

    Concorde was the world’s first supersonic airliner, it entered service in 1976. But the Concorde aircraft was grounded in 2003, three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590, in which all passengers and crew were killed. But when Concordes were in action, they would often break the sound barrier. Concorde’s window-rattling sonic booms produced enormous sound energy, […]

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