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Plasma wind tunnel testing

Watch the first simulated re-entry of a full-sized spacecraft in a plasma wind tunnel as the The Scirocco facility tests the Qarman cubesat.

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18 July, 2018

Sonic boom acoustic tests

This video, from a NASA Social event at Armstrong Flight Research Center, shows an F/A-18 producing a regular sonic boom at 0:43 and and then a low “boom” by performing the dive maneuver at 02:34. NASA researchers are preparing for public tests of technology designed to reduce the noise of sonic booms

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03 July, 2018

Autonomous vehicles explained

Safran’s SimplyFly! light hearted series of video’s takes on autonomous vehicles - how will they work and what are the main challenges? Learn more about the topic by watching this video.

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20 June, 2018


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With Airbus' Zephyr drone pushing the limits of aviation to reach an altitude of 74,000ft in the stratosphere during test flights, we would like to ask - where do you think the atmosphere ends and space begins?

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January 2018


Click here  Final Bombardier Global 7000 test vehicle completes first flight

Click here  Russia flies refuelling tanker for the first time

Click here  Airbus begins A350-1000 demo tour

Click here  Qantas operates world's first biofuel flight between USA and Australia

Click here   MEMS sensor measures electric field strength

Click here  First STOVL F35 made outside the USA delivered to Italian Navy

Click here   German engineers test fire Europe's most powerful rocket engine

Click here   NASA and DLR partner on research flights to analyze alternative fuel emissions

Click here  Drones learn to navigate city streets autonomously from cars and bicycles

Click here  Flight test confirms Embraer E2 jet's eco-credentials

Click here  Finland flies 3D-printed engine parts for the first time

Click here  Space shuttle engine test advances repurposing program for manned deep space missions

Click here  US Navy tests air-to-ground missile

Click here  Saab invests millions in new aerospace R&D center

Click here  Curtiss-Wright wins US$86 million aerospace instrumentation contract at Edwards Air Force Base

Click here  ESA moves toward use of graphene in space after successful tests

Click here  Engineers develop 360° surface temperature recording for wind tunnels

Click here  Aerospace labs complete Element rebrand

Click here  Boeing reveals drone testbed for unmanned heavy cargo transport

Click here  Rolls-Royce reopens jet engine test facility in Fort Worth, Texas

Click here  First production Pipistrel electric aircraft takes flight in Australia

Click here  GE moves ‘first 3D-printed aero-engine’ to testing after first run

Click here  Ballard and Boeing push forward with UAV fuel cell flight tests

Click here  A400M wing-mounted refuelling pods pass certification test

Click here  Honeywell launches navigation system testing for private jets

Click here  Launcher that will return US independence for human spaceflight passes key testing milestone

Click here  World’s largest aircraft marks testing milestone


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