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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. “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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  10. Researchers Presented Self-Healing Anti-Corrosive Coating for Steel

    Dec
    20
    2021

    Steel is a very resilient material in general, but when it comes to subjecting it to harsh environments like seawater, you need to apply an anti-corrosive coating or it will rust pretty quickly. Researchers at the Rice University in Houston have tested a novel insulating material made out of sulfur and selenium and found that […]

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  11. Rolls-Royce’s All-Electric Airplane Sets Three New Speed Records

    Dec
    09
    2021

    Advances in electric motors and battery technology have triggered an explosion in the field of electric airplanes. Battery-powered electric aircraft could be the future of aviation. A raft of companies are making green aircraft. EasyJet with Wright Electric, Boeing with Zunum, and Airbus with Siemens are all in the race to create electric aircraft to go green. Now, the aero-engine manufacturer […]

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  12. New Testing Tool can Detect Thermoacoustic Combustion Oscillations

    Nov
    22
    2021

    Thermoacoustic combustion oscillations (TCO) are the peril of internal combustion engines, but detecting the phenomenon in time and taking targeted action to stop and reverse it has remained a complicated case. A team of engineers from the Tokyo University of Science and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have developed a promising tool that detects […]

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  13. Former SpaceX Engineers Develop a Portable Plug-And-Play Nuclear Reactor

    Nov
    04
    2021

    Radiant, a California-based company has gathered funding for the development of a compact, low-cost portable nuclear microreactor. The one-megawatt nuclear micro-reactor has been designed for the areas where other power generation methods don’t work. This clean energy alternative to fossil fuels is compact enough to fit in a shipping container. It can power around 1000 homes. […]

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  14. Researchers Develop Method to Make Extreme Heat Resistant Carbon Composite

    Oct
    15
    2021

    Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel process to produce extreme heat-resistant carbon-carbon composites. Carbon-carbon composites, or reinforced carbon-carbon, are basically carbon fibers based on carbon precursors and carbon nano-tubes embedded in a carbon matrix. Every engineer loves it for its extraordinary mechanical properties such as the extremely high strength combined with […]

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