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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. Blue Origin’s BE-4 Rocket Engine Test Is Oddly Mesmerizing

    Jan
    10
    2018

    Blue Origin has released a new video showing off its next-generation rocket engine igniting, and it looks pretty dang sweet. The BE-4 being tested, has been in development for around 7 years and has largely remained a mystery up until now, ever since Blue Origin has been publishing more and more updates in regards to […]

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  2. India Gearing Up for Second Moon Mission in 2018

    Dec
    31
    2017

    In 2013, China landed a rover called Yutu on the moon. Since then, there have been no manned or unmanned moon landings. But India is soon going to join the ranks of the moon landers The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) plans to land its very first lunar rover by the end of March 2018. […]

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  3. Concorde Successor May Break Sound Barrier Soon

    Dec
    18
    2017

    The Concorde, which was considered one of the safest planes in the world, was permanently grounded three years after the crash of Air France Flight 4590 in July 2000, in which all passengers and crew were killed. A successor to the Concorde may take to the skies once again after more than a decade! The […]

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  4. Rocket Lab Plans To Launch Its Electron Rocket For The Second Time

    Dec
    11
    2017

    US startup Rocket Lab aims to carry out its second launch of the company’s experimental Electron Rocket sometime in the next week or so. The plan is to send the rocket into orbit, and if successful, will prove the Electron Rocket is prepared to eventually send small commercial payloads to orbit in the future. There’s […]

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  5. World’s Largest Airplane Gets Ready for Maiden Flight

    Oct
    11
    2017

    Private spaceflight company Stratolaunch Systems brought the world’s largest airplane (by wingspan) out of its hangar for the first time recently. Called the Stratolaunch, the massive aircraft successfully tested out all six of its Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines, each weighing 8,940 lbs. (4,000 kg), at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California. Here are some […]

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  6. Royal Navy Helicopter Transformed Into Luxury Holiday Home

    Aug
    09
    2017

    If you love camping and spending holidays amid the pleasure of nature in fancy tents and classy tree houses, you will definitely admire this “innovative” new holiday rental home in Stirling, Scotland. This unusual holiday home is basically a retired Royal Navy search-and-rescue helicopter which has been transformed into a luxurious and unique hotel. Stirling […]

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  7. Blue Origin to Construct Rockets In Alabama, Bringing in Hundreds of Jobs

    Jun
    28
    2017

    Huntsville, Alabama will soon become a major point of interest for private spaceflight. Governor Kay Ivey has confirmed that Jeff Bezos aims to build a production facility in Huntsville to manufacture Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engines. According to Ivey, this “helps cement Alabama as the preferred destination for the aerospace industry.” All in all the […]

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  8. Boeing Is Partnering With DARPA To Build Its New Hypersonic Space Plane

    May
    25
    2017

    The XS-1 is a vehicle Boeing has been developing which will make launching satellites a much more efficient endeavor. Now, Boeing has announced that it is working DARPA in order to further advance the XS-1 in order to eventually make its DARPA’s next generation hypersonic space plane. Essentially, this means DARPA like the concept pitch […]

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  9. Aerospace Composites Market Set to Double to $32 Billion by 2022

    May
    08
    2017

    Composite materials are now widely used in many industries and products including airplanes, sailboats, ski equipment, wind turbines, racecars, and medical equipment. Materials science and engineering continue to evolve with new classes of materials with new properties radically changing engineering and society. Today, materials scientists work on the atomic scale, studying atomic bonding, bond energy, […]

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  10. Lilium Aviation’s Zero-Emission, Electric Aircraft Completes Inaugural Flight

    Apr
    23
    2017

    Lilium Aviation’s new aircraft is a mouthful to say but very impressive nonetheless. The zero-emission, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), electric aircraft recently successfully completed its first ever flight in Germany. The unmanned plane went through numerous test, including a mid-air transition from hovering to horizontal flight. At the moment, the aircraft features a two-seat […]

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