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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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September 2017


Click here  Volocopter autonomous air taxi given test flight in Dubai

Click here  B-1B Lancer performs successful LRASM test

Click here  AEDC von Kármán facility benefits from X-ray Lab’s innovative efforts

Click here  Helicopter test for Jupiter Icy Moons RIME antenna

Click here  First 3D printed rocket engine part made by NASA

Click here  AEDC J-5 Rocket Motor Test Facility to undergo total renovation

Click here  First flight for Airbus BLADE demonstrator

Click here  Sopemea acquires UK’s PARC laboratory

Click here  GA-ASI conducts first flight test from upgraded North Dakota facility

Click here  Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK for US$9.2bn

Click here  First flight for One Aviation’s EA700 Project Canada wing

Click here  P&W continues adaptive engine breakthroughs with latest tests

Click here  737 MAX flies to Edwards AFB for touch-and-go testing

Click here  Airbus begins Chinese Completion and Delivery Centre operation

Click here  Stratolaunch reaches engine testing milestone

Click here  Ka-226T successfully tested in Iran

Click here  Element receives testing approval from Kawasaki
Heavy Industries

Click here  Irkut Corporation starts the second stage of MC-21 flight tests

Click here  TsAGI to test MC-21 model with PD-14 in wind tunnel

Click here  First titanium 3D-printed part installed into serial production aircraft

Click here  S-97 Raider hard landing reviewed in NTSB initial report

Click here  Second Lockheed Martin GPS III satellite completes acoustic testing

Click here  H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon system

Click here  BLADE experimental wing ready for A340 test

Click here  MRJ test flight fleet cleared to fly

Click here  Sandia test demonstrates explosives alternative

Click here  Rolls-Royce sets new aerospace record with UltraFan Power Gearbox

Click here  AEDC and USAFA joint partnership leads to successful swirl distortion testing

Click here  Edwards testers get feel for new experimental light attack aircraft

Click here  Perlan 2 breaks world gliding altitude record

Click here  First flight for fully outfitted Gulfstream G600 test aircraft


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