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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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June 2018


Click here   US Air Force test aircraft crash kills pilot

Click here  Upgraded Chinook prototype moves to final assembly

Click here   NASA researchers test quieter airframe technologies

Click here  SkyGuardian to make historic first transatlantic crossing

Click here  Pilatus PC-24 jet lands on an unpaved runway for the first time

Click here  COMAC reports ‘steady progress’ on C919 passenger aircraft testing

Click here  Germany to create flying-car test zone for Audi and Airbus

Click here   Space junk removal technology testbed launched into orbit

Click here  Predator B drone completes lightning tests

Click here   dSpace opens new factory for hardware-in-the-loop systems

Click here   Updated real-time test data system saves time and costs at Arnold lab

Click here  A330neo starts function and reliability tests

Click here   Pratt & Whitney launches engine startup

Click here   NASA reveals the laboratory taking the boom out of supersonic flight

Click here   Rolls-Royce to axe 4,600 jobs

Click here  NASA tests solo Ikhana drone in public airspace for the first time

Click here  Lightweight observation drone ready for action

Click here  Lockheed wins more funding for miniature interceptor missile

Click here  Agni V ballistic missile passes test-firing

Click here  Avionics upgrade extends AH-1F/S Cobra attack helicopter’s life and mission capabilities

Click here  Kitty Hawk reveals its flying-car is available for test flights

Click here  Pegasus arrives at Edwards Air Force base for desert tests

Click here  Lockheed reveals details of US$1bn hypersonic missile contract

Click here  BelugaXL passes ground vibration test

Click here  Engineers use gold baffles to remove heat from Webb Space Telescope

Click here  Boeing and Safran to make Auxiliary Power Units

Click here  Sea Venom/ANL passes second firing test

Click here  Materials testing lab for commercial aerospace to open in China

Click here  Rolls-Royce develops inspection technique for Trent 1000 issue


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