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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

Space Launch System - in numbers

Discover how engineers are outfitting the world’s most powerful rocket with sensors, cables and other equipment in this 2:40 video.

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15 May, 2018


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The FAA is asking for feedback on its proposed changes to the testing regimes for bird ingestion into engines. But what is the average size of a snow goose, the flocking bird responsible for the 2009 engine incident at LaGuardia the FAA is basing its tests on?

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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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