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Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA recovers Hubble Space Telescope control for science operations

July 20, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Its payload computer first experienced a problem back on 13 June, and the instruments were then placed in a safe configuration and science operations suspended. Since July 15, the spacecraft has been switched to backup hardware. Nasa describes the success […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Lockheed Martin opens STAR Center manufacturing for Orion spacecraft

July 19, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

The STAR Center, says the company, will expand manufacturing, assembly and testing capacity for NASA’s Orion spacecraft programme and support future space exploration. The 55,000 square-foot space – in Titusville, Florida – will be a “digitally-transformed factory of the future” […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Boeing Faces New Dreamliner Production Problem

July 13, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

A new production problem has surfaced with Boeing Co. ’s 787 Dreamliner, further delaying deliveries of the popular wide-body jets. Boeing expects the newly discovered defect to take at least three weeks to address, people familiar with the matter said. […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

US Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract to Build 9 More CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters in Connecticut

June 29, 2021

Via: ASD News

Utilizing proven advanced manufacturing techniques and continuing to drive down unit price, Sikorsky will build nine more CH-53K™ heavy lift helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. This production award also includes an agreement for the next production […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Airbus Establishes Zero-Emission Development Centres in Germany and France

June 14, 2021

Via: ASD News

Airbus has decided to concentrate its efforts for metallic hydrogen tanks in a complementary setup by creating Zero-Emission Development Centres (ZEDC) at its sites in Bremen (Germany) and in Nantes (France). The goal of the ZEDC is to achieve cost-competitive […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Jaxa ball-shaped robot to explore lunar surface

June 3, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to obtain data on the lunar surface , the regolith, via a small shape-changing robot. The data collected, it says, will aid the design for a subsequent crewed rover. The robot technology is […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Boeing to Pay FAA Penalties Tied to 737 Jet Production

May 27, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Boeing Co. has agreed to pay $17 million in civil penalties for production lapses related to 737 aircraft models in a settlement with the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency said. The settlement, which involves production problems that took place from […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Scotland, Wales, Cornwall – we have Spaceport lift-offs

May 26, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

The government has tabled legislation – The Space Industry Regulations – that it believes will “help propel the development of commercial spaceflight technologies”, from traditional rockets to high-altitude balloons and spaceplanes. The planned legislation is due to come into force […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Air Force Opens New F-16 Production Line for Foreign Military Sales

May 19, 2021

Via: ASD News

To support the growing demand for new F-16 aircraft from partner nations, the U.S. Air Force has teamed with Lockheed Martin Co. to open a new production line to build the F-16 Block 70/72 fighter aircraft at the company’s facility […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

DARPA plans a DRACO nuclear-powered rocket to cislunar space

April 20, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

This is the region outside of Earth’s atmosphere to just past the moon’s orbit. Specifically, the agency has awarded a contract to support the Demonstration Rocket for the Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) programme, which aims to demonstrate an NTP system […]