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Category Archive: Aerospace

  1. Airbus’ Zephyr S HAPS Sets Record By Flying For 26 Straight Days

    Sep
    04
    2018

    Airbus’ solar-powered aircraft, the Zephyr S HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite), recently made its maiden flight and incredibly set a world record in the process. The aircraft flew for 25 days, 23 hours, and 57 minutes after leaving Arizona on July 11, good for “the longest duration flight ever made.” The Zephyr, which runs on solar […]

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  2. StormBreaker: The Newest U.S. Air Force Deadly Weapon

    Aug
    22
    2018

    Adverse weather conditions greatly limit the capability of pilots to strike moving targets. This has led to the requirement of an all-weather solution that enhances military capabilities without being affected by conditions on the ground or in the air. Missile maker Raytheon’s StormBreaker bomb will soon provide U.S. Air Force pilots with the capability to […]

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  3. Robot Cockroaches Will Repair Plane Engines to Keep You Safe

    Aug
    08
    2018

    Rolls-Royce, best known for its luxury cars and aero engine manufacturing, is now developing tiny “robot cockroaches” to fix plane engines. The company teamed up with robotics experts at Harvard University and the University of Nottingham to develop these tiny insect-like robots. These tiny bots will crawl into the tight spots in the engines to […]

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  4. Forget Flying Cars … Here Comes the Flying Train!

    Jul
    26
    2018

    Transportation is about to get a technology-driven reboot. Recently, Akka Technologies, an innovative engineering and consulting company based in France, unveiled its mind-blowing Link & Fly aircraft design. The new vehicle is both a flying train that can take to the air and a plane with a passenger pod and detachable wings that can travel […]

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  5. American Airlines and Delta Thwart The Idea of Bigger Coach Seats

    Jul
    26
    2018

    The CEOs of American Airlines and Delta aren’t in a hurry to make coach seats any more comfortable in the foreseeable future. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told The Wall Street Journal he rides in coach roughly one-third of the time enabling him to get the same experience as the company’s customers while Delta CEO […]

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  6. Boeing Hypersonic Passenger Jet Could Cut Flight Times by 85 Percent

    Jul
    09
    2018

    Recently, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet. This plane is expected to revolutionize air travel by cutting down a transatlantic flight from New York to London from seven hours to two. The concept was revealed during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in Atlanta. The jet would have […]

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  7. Uber Unveils Prototype to Create Flying Taxi by 2023

    May
    25
    2018

    Recently, Uber unveiled a new design for its futuristic “aerial taxi,” which looks more like a giant drone than a helicopter. Uber shared the designs for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) “flying car” concept at the company’s second annual Elevate summit in Los Angeles. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, “We think cities are […]

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  8. Watch Blue Origin Seamlessly Launch and Land Its New Shepard Rocket

    May
    08
    2018

    Elon Musk isn’t the only super rich fella with a private space company successfully launching and landing rockets. Blue Origin and its founder Jeff Bezos recently conducted its eighth test flight of its New Shepherd rocket, which included launching and landing the booster rocket, in addition to its crew capsule shortly after. This is a […]

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  9. World’s Largest Plane Will Take Off This Summer

    May
    03
    2018

    The world’s largest plane, the Stratolaunch, is lumbering toward its first flight. The plane, a 500,000-lb. beast, recently completed a runway test in anticipation of its debut flight, which is planned for some time this summer. This massive plane is 238 ft. long and 50 ft. tall. It features six high-bypass-ratio turbofan engines used by the […]

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  10. NASA’s Test Dummies Crash Planes and Other Vehicles for Safety Research

    Apr
    09
    2018

    Every now and then, NASA gives us the pleasure of releasing footage of their test dummies crashing a whole bunch of things. Recently, NASA’s Langley Research Center published another video of their test dummies crashing airplanes and other neat space vehicles for safety research. By outfitting the dummies with sensors and other various instruments, researchers […]

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  11. Relive SpaceX’s Historic Falcon Heavy Launch In All Its Glory

    Feb
    13
    2018

    Last week, SpaceX successfully launched its largest rocket, the Falcon Heavy, to much fanfare. Perhaps overshadowing the launch was Elon Musk’s idea to also release a Tesla Roadster into space, which managed exceed Mars’ orbit and continue on into the Asteroid Belt. The launch represents a historic moment for not only private space exploration but […]

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