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James Webb Space Telescope cryogenic testing time lapse

With its nine-month stay in Texas coming to an end, this time-lapse shows activity in the NASA Johnson Space Center's Chamber A cleanroom from the arrival of the Webb Telescope's optical and instrument segment through to its roll out from the chamber after completing its cryogenic testing.

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17 January, 2018

Boeing tests large cargo drone

In less than three months, a team of engineers designed and built the unmanned cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype. The innovative vehicle will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomous technology for future aerospace vehicles.

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17 January, 2018


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The Atlas V Launcher and CST-100 Starliner's is on track to return the USA's capability to put humans into space without the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, possibly by the end of 2018. But, with the benefit of hindsight, do you think the Space Shuttle program, which ran from 1981 to 2011, was a misstep in the US-space program?

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November 2017


Click here  Final cryogenic testing of James Webb Space Telescope conducted

Click here  Further MC-21-300 wing box static-testing completed

Click here  Window opens for Electron rocket’s second test launch

Click here  Next phase of COMAC C919 testing approved

Click here  Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens to jointly develop hybrid-electric flight demonstrator

Click here  US army develops sensors to detect aircraft damage in real time

Click here  Airbus A350-1000 achieves EASA and FAA Type Certification

Click here  EDC verifies Hypervelocity Wind Tunnel 9 nozzle design

Click here  Embraer KC-390 flight trials planned following US arrival

Click here  Airlander 10 collapses at UK airfield

Click here  Airbus and Arconic announce 3D-printed aircraft components collaboration

Click here  UK and US forces test UAVs and driverless trucks for front-line logistics

Click here  Rolls-Royce Advance3 demonstrator to commence testing

Click here  Dream Chaser spacecraft completes test milestone

Click here  High-energy CT inspection service launched

Click here  NASA and Uber to collaborate on low-altitude UAS development

Click here  Another successful Electric & Hybrid Aerospace Technology Symposium

Click here  HForce weapon system ballistics tested on Airbus Helicopter

Click here  Further flight tests for the MC-21-300

Click here  Orbital ATK performs structural acceptance test of first motor high-strength composite case

Click here  Three-stream adaptive engine tested by AEDC

Click here  Solar-electric UAV prototype ground tested

Click here  Element expands testing capabilities in Europe with acquisition of NDT Limited

Click here  Third life testing completed for F-35A Lightning II airframe

Click here  Rocket motor with 3D printed components tested by Orbital ATK

Click here  Smart fighter goes supersonic

Click here  Bloodhound SSC makes second public runs

Click here  Record-breaking UAS touches down after five-day flight

Click here  DLR test promises next-gen environmentally friendly aircraft turbines


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