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Category: Aerospace & Defense


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 […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

NASA adds ULA Vulcan Centaur Rocket to Launch Services Program Catalog

April 16, 2021

Via: ASD News

NASA’s Launch Services Program (LSP) has added United Launch Alliance’s next generation rocket, the Vulcan Centaur, to the NASA Launch Services II (NLS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract in accordance with the on-ramp provision of NLS II. “ULA is honored that […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Exolaunch set to introduce a Space Tug programme

April 13, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

According to the company, this features a new orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) – dubbed Reliant – that will launch satellites to custom orbits in an “environmentally responsible way”. It addresses issues around satellite performance, payloads, capacity and execution of orbital […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Honeywell to Provide Critical Navigation and Sensor Technology for Pipistrel’s Unmanned Cargo Aircraft

April 7, 2021

Via: ASD News

Pipistrel has selected Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) next-generation Attitude Heading Reference System and Air Data Module for its Nuuva V300 cargo unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The technologies provide critical navigation and motion-sensing data and will work in tandem with Honeywell’s Compact […]


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Boeing Nets $1.7B for P-8A Poseidon Submarine Hunters

April 1, 2021

Via: ASD News

The U.S. Navy today awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] a $1.6 billion production contract for the next 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Nine aircraft will join the U.S. Navy fleet and two will go to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), a […]


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

Additive in Space – Cost Reduction in Aerospace Through Additive Manufacturing

March 31, 2021

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

Spacecraft are developed on Earth, tested, fully assembled and transported in one piece by a launch vehicle to their respective places of operation. Each component must be designed to withstand the high loads of the launch phase. In most cases, […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Virgin Galactic Unveils VSS Imagine, The 1st SpaceShip III In Its Growing Fleet

March 31, 2021

Via: ASD News

Virgin Galactic today unveiled the Company’s first Spaceship III in its growing fleet, VSS Imagine. The spaceship showcases Virgin Galactic’s innovation in design and astronaut experience. Imagine also demonstrates progress toward efficient design and production, as Virgin Galactic works to […]


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Rolls-Royce Reaches New Milestone As World’s Largest Aero-engine Build Starts

March 30, 2021

Via: ASD News

Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan®, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come. Work on the first module is underway at our dedicated DemoWorks facility in Derby, UK, and the demonstrator engine, […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Rocket Lab Successfully Launches 19th Electron, Deploys 100th Satellite

March 23, 2021

Via: ASD News

Rocket Lab, a leading launch provider and space systems company, has successfully launched its 19th Electron mission and deployed six spacecraft to orbit for a range of government and commercial customers. The mission, named ‘They Go Up So Fast,’ also […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Beechcraft King Air 260 Achieves FAA Type Certification As the Newly Upgraded Aircraft Begins New Era of Flying

March 12, 2021

Via: ASD News

Textron Aviation today announced it has achieved Type Certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its newly upgraded twin turboprop Beechcraft King Air 260, paving the way for customer deliveries to commence in the coming weeks and launching a […]