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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. ASKA A5 eVTOL: First Flying Car with FAA and DMV Approval

    Sep
    26
    2023

    ASKA A5 – the electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicle, developed by US air mobility company ASKA, recently received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The drive and fly technology offers the opportunity to not only drive on public roads but also travel by air. ASKA A5 is a four-seat vehicle comparable to […]

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  2. Virgin Galactic: First Tourist Flight to Space!

    Sep
    21
    2023

    The American space tourism company Virgin Galactic operated the second commercial flight to the edge of space, called Galactic 02. This is the first flight that carried tourist passengers, which included the British former Olympian Jon Goodwin, who bought the ticket 18 years ago, and Keisha Schahaff and Anastatia Mayers (a mother and daughter) from […]

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  3. NASA’s X-59 QueSST: A Step Closer to its First Flight

    Sep
    11
    2023

    The X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) – NASA’s experimental supersonic aircraft is now a step closer to its first flight. Located at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works in Palmdale, California, the aircraft completed many milestones and was moved from the construction site for its first flight. The flight is scheduled for this year after a series […]

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  4. How Pulsed Electrochemical Machining Is A Viable Alternative to Conventional Manufacturing Methods

    Sep
    05
    2023

    Recent advancements in material science and design engineering have increased the popularity of advanced metal alloys, especially in critical industries such as aerospace and medical device manufacturing. However, the increased usage of these advanced materials in complex geometries has set new manufacturing challenges as it is often difficult and expensive to machine these parts with […]

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  5. NASA’s Valkyrie Robot to Be Tested in Australia

    Aug
    29
    2023

    NASA’s humanoid robot Valkyrie will be tested at offshore energy facilities in Perth, Western Australia, far away from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The collaboration is part of the Space Act Agreement with the global Australian energy company Woodside Energy. The NASA team traveled to Woodside’s headquarters in Perth, provided training to […]

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  6. Collins Aerospace: $14M Expansion of the Iowa Center

    Aug
    22
    2023

    The American technology company Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of RTX Corporation, recently opened the expansion of its additive manufacturing center in West Des Moines, Iowa. The expansion costs are estimated at $14 million, with an area of 9,000 square feet. This addition provides enough space for new 3D metal printers. Moreover, the additive manufacturing capabilities […]

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  7. Blue Origin to Develop Solar Systems from Moon’s Regolith with NASA

    Aug
    08
    2023

    The Moon is a key destination in NASA’s long-term plan to explore the solar system. In efforts to advance this space exploration, NASA has partnered with Blue Origin to develop solar systems from the Moon’s regolith. Blue Origin, the private aerospace manufacturer founded by billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos, has become NASA’S key partner in its […]

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  8. A Tiny Yet Mighty Mach 5 Ramjet Engine Poised to Catapult Drones into Supersonic Domination

    Aug
    01
    2023

    Air-breathing hypersonic power plants, also known as scramjet engines, are designed to operate at extremely high speeds, typically in the hypersonic regime i.e; Mach 5 and above. These air-breathing scramjet engines are generally fighter-jet engine-seized. Engineers and researchers have been working on innovative designs to reduce the size of scramjet engines. The goal is to […]

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  9. NASA and SpaceX’s Quest Unfolded: Starship Eyes New Role

    Jul
    20
    2023

    The iconic SpaceX Starship system is being prepared for a new mission as a home and workplace for astronauts and cosmonauts in outer space – a space station. NASA and SpaceX have collaborated to repurpose the Starship system as an “in-space low Earth orbit destination element.” This ambitious development aims to transform the components of […]

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  10. Meet X-66A, Boeing’s Next-Gen X-Plane

    Jul
    18
    2023

    Under NASA’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, NASA and Boeing have together developed the U.S. Air Force-designated X-66A, an experimental aircraft whose purpose is to introduce the design of more durable single-aisle aircraft, which are common in passenger airlines all over the world. To make the project a reality, NASA will invest $425 million over seven […]

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  11. Breaking Boundaries: Extraordinary Uses of Metal in Unexpected Industries

    Jun
    20
    2023

    Metals have been utilized by mankind for centuries. However, the modern technological revolution introduced completely new applications for these solid substances. Apart from industries that are largely dependent on metals, such as civil engineering, automotive, furniture, machinery, and the electronics sector, there are many other unusual uses of metals. Therefore, it’s intriguing to take a […]

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  12. Fascinating Facts About Stainless Steel and Its Diverse Applications

    Jun
    15
    2023

    Steel, an invaluable material that forms the foundation of countless utensils, buildings, and essential items, holds a significant place in our world. Often hailed as one of the most crucial materials in human evolution, steel remains shrouded in lesser-known facts. With a history spanning over a millennium, steel’s earliest known product dates back a remarkable […]

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  13. Game-Changing Rolls-Royce Ultrafan, The World’s Most Efficient Aero-Engine, Passes the Initial Test

    Jun
    12
    2023

    The Trent XWB by Rolls-Royce currently holds the title of the world’s most efficient large aero engine in active service. Rolls-Royce recently achieved a significant milestone by completing the initial tests on its ‘game-changing’ UltraFan engine technology. The tests were conducted exclusively utilizing 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This is a significant milestone for Rolls-Royce as the […]

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  14. Relativity Space: Developing a Larger and Reusable 3D-Printed Launch Vehicle

    May
    30
    2023

    Relativity Space, a California-based aerospace manufacturing company, announced that it is fully focused on developing large reusable rockets. The company previously tested the first 3D-printed Terran 1 rocket, which was successfully launched in Florida in March 2023. However, it did not succeed in reaching orbit, but reached a couple of significant milestones for Relativity, and […]

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  15. Beat The Heat With NASA’s 3D-Printing Breakthrough: Superalloy GRX-810

    May
    15
    2023

    Creating new materials that can withstand extreme space conditions and improve spacecraft’s performance is part of NASA’s key strategy. A recent development sheds light on the hotter, stronger, and more heat-resilient materials – NASA Superalloy GRX-810. NASA has developed a new superalloy with better and long-lasting performance in partnership with The Ohio State University. The […]

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  16. Avolon Secures Massive $4B Deal For 40 Boeing 737 MAX Jets

    May
    02
    2023

    Avolon’s new deal to purchase Boeing 737 MAX jets is set to fuel aircraft demand. A new opportunity for Boeing to cement its position as a dominant player in the industry after a series of delivery setbacks. Avolon, a Dubai-headquartered aircraft leasing firm, has secured a massive $4 billion deal for Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, […]

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  17. General Electric: Plans for Over $450M of Investments in the U.S.

    Apr
    27
    2023

    The American multinational conglomerate General Electric Company recently announced investment plans for over $450M in existing manufacturing facilities in the U.S. in 2023. The investment will mainly cover new equipment purchases, as well as other improvements, as the company plans to split into two independent companies – aerospace (GE Aerospace) and energy (GE Vernova), which […]

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  18. Taking Flight to New Heights: Linde’s Innovative Coating Solution for Aircraft Alloy Components

    Apr
    21
    2023

    The latest solution from the industrial gas giant promises to deliver unparalleled coating performance and durability, taking aircraft manufacturing to new heights. Linde, a global leader in industrial gases and engineering, has joined forces with Impact Innovations, a leading German cold spraying technology company, to unveil a groundbreaking solution for cold spraying gas supply: LINSPRAY […]

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  19. Boeing: Production Start of MH-139A Grey Wolf Helicopter

    Apr
    06
    2023

    After Boeing was awarded a $285M contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the company started the production of the MH-139A Grey Wolf helicopters. The contract includes aircraft, sustainment, and support services. As said by the program director of Boeing’s MH-139A, Azeem Khan, “Advancing the program from testing and evaluation to production is a major […]

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  20. Farewell to ‘Big Sexy’: U.S. Air Force Retires KC-10 Extender

    Mar
    14
    2023

    The US Air Force is bidding farewell to its long-serving refueling tanker, the KC-10 Extender, as the military shifts its focus to the more advanced KC-46 Pegasus. The KC-10, nicknamed “Big Sexy” for its sleek wing design, has been in service for 40 years, providing refueling and cargo capabilities for the Air Force. Despite being […]

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