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Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Is Bringing Back Cold War-Era Atomic Rockets to Get to Mars

February 15, 2018

Via: Industry Week

In the race to land humans on Mars, NASA is blowing the cobwebs off a technology it shelved in the 1970s — nuclear-powered rockets. Last year, NASA partnered with BWXT Nuclear Energy Inc. for an $18.8 million contract to design […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

The launch of Falcon Heavy launches a new precedent for manufacturing

February 9, 2018

Via: Manufacturing Global

On 6 February, the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched. The rocket was launched by SpaceX from Florida, and stands as the largest in the world, in regards to payload. The rocket is capable of lifting up to 63,800kg into Low […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus’ Globetrotting A321LR Performs its Maiden Flight

February 1, 2018

Via: ASD News

Airbus’ new A321LR completed its maiden flight today, marking a major milestone in the expansion of the company’s best-selling A320 airliner product line. This A321LR variant – its LR designation signifies ‘long range’ – is able to cover 7,400 kilometres […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Expanded Measurement Systems for Aerospace, Automotive Applications

January 19, 2018

Via: MFRTech

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the expansion of its high-throughput and high-accuracy HTA Measurement solution for airplane engine and powertrain applications. The new technology packages deliver reduced measurement cycles and rich data sets for manufacturers looking to integrate dimensional inspection more […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA Sends New Research to Space Station Aboard SpaceX Resupply Mission

December 18, 2017

Via: ASD News

An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST. Dragon lifted off on a […]


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Textron Aviation Announces 2018 University Partners for Top Hawk Program

November 17, 2017

Via: ASD News

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has selected the following universities for the 2018 Top Hawk program: Middle Tennessee State University, University of Dubuque, Lewis University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Prescott and California Aeronautical University. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

NASA contracts Uber to build flying taxi air control software

November 8, 2017

Via: Reuters

LISBON (Reuters) – Uber has struck a deal with NASA to develop software for managing “flying taxi” routes in the air along the lines of ride-hailing services it has pioneered on the ground, the company said on Wednesday. And in […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop Compact Airborne High Energy Laser Capabilities

November 6, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) $26.3 million for the design, development and production of a high power fiber laser. AFRL plans to test the laser on a […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Honeywell’s Connected Aircraft Hardware Certified To Bring High-Bandwidth Wi-Fi To Helicopters

October 25, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The helicopter industry can now take advantage of higher-speed onboard Wi-Fi, video transmission and telemedicine capability in Europe and North America using Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) Connected Aircraft solution, the Aspire™ 200 system. Honeywell was […]


Aerospace & Defense, Design &Planning, Industry Focus Areas, Process

NASA Taps Aurora for Electric Airliner Design

October 24, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the Single-aisle Turboelectric Aircraft with Aft Boundary Layer propulsion (STARC-ABL) aircraft […]