Airbus anuncia el establecimiento de una planta de ensamble en Mobile (Alabama

martes, 21 de agosto de 2012

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Luego del anuncio de Airbus sobre el establecimiento de una planta de ensamble final de Jets A320 en Mobile, Alabama, Estados Unidos, la Mexico's Aerospace Summit 2012 alcanza mayor impacto y acrecienta el interés de inversionistas y empresas ...

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Veterano piloto de Spitfire de 91 años vuelve a volar en un raro Spitfire biplaza


Eric Carter, piloto británico de Spitfires durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial volvió a surcar los cielos en un Spitfire a la edad de 91 años, unas siete décadas después de que lo hiciera por primera vez en combate.

A comienzos de año, este veterano visitaba un museo y solicitó sentarse en la cabina de un  Spitfire. Esto le fue denegado por motivos de seguridad, y para que "no se hiciera daño". Sin embargo, gracias a un grupo de entusiastas, no solo ha podido sentarse en el cockpit de su Spitfire, si no que además ha podido volarlo.

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A Search Team May Have Finally Found Amelia Earhart After 75 Years. Or so they thought



A Search Team May Have Finally Found Amelia Earhart After 75 Years [Amelia Earhart]
GIZMODO | 21 DE AGOSTO DE 2012
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"We have man-made objects in a debris field... in a location where we had previously reasoned where airplane wreckage should be... We don't want to oversell this. We have lots of clues... It looks like it might be the right stuff, but we need a lot more work done, and ultimately we're going to have to go back and recover it."

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Lockheed Martin to Build Spacecraft for Insight Mars Lander, NASA’s Next Discovery Mission

An exciting and novel mission to Mars has been selected as NASA's next Discovery mission. The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission, led by principal investigator Bruce Banerdt of  the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and managed by JPL, will make the first ever measurements of the interior of Mars, providing insight into the evolution of the terrestrial planets. Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems Company in Denver will build and operate the InSight spacecraft. The cost of the mission, excluding the launch vehicle and related services, is capped at $425 million in 2010 dollars.

"We are absolutely delighted to be a part of the InSight mission, and eager to get to work with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in moving this mission from the drawing board to the surface of Mars," said Jim Crocker, vice president and general manager of Civil Space at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. "Exploration and discovery are fundamental to our progress, and we are very proud to play a role in making it happen."

Targeted for launch in 2016, the InSight lander would reach the Red Planet later that year and land at Elysium Planitia, a large flat area near the planet's equator. The InSight lander will install a seismograph and heat flow probe into the Martian surface.

InSight is more than a Mars mission – it is a terrestrial planet explorer that will address one of the most fundamental issues of planetary and solar system science – understanding the processes that shaped the rocky planets of the inner solar system (including Earth) more than four billion years ago. By using sophisticated geophysical instruments, InSight will delve deep beneath the surface of Mars, detecting the fingerprints of the processes of terrestrial planet formation, as well as measuring the planet's "vital signs": Its "pulse" (seismology), "temperature" (heat flow probe), and "reflexes" (precision tracking).

The InSight mission is similar in design to the Mars lander that the Phoenix mission used successfully in 2008 to study ground ice near the north pole of Mars. The reuse of this technology, developed and built by Lockheed Martin, will provide a low-risk path to Mars without the added cost of designing and testing a new system from scratch.

InSight is the sixth Discovery mission in which Lockheed Martin Space Systems has participated. Previously, the company designed and built the Lunar Prospector spacecraft; developed the aeroshell entry system for the Mars Pathfinder mission; designed, built and operated the spacecraft used for both Stardust missions; designed, built and operated the Genesis spacecraft; and designed, built and is operating the two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft currently orbiting the Moon.

NASA's Discovery Program gives scientists the opportunity to dig deep into their imaginations and find innovative ways to unlock the mysteries of the solar system. When it began in 1992, this program represented a breakthrough in the way NASA explores space. For the first time, scientists and engineers were called on to assemble teams and design exciting, focused planetary science investigations that would deepen the knowledge about our solar system.

As a complement to NASA's larger "flagship" planetary science explorations, the Discovery Program goal is to achieve outstanding results by launching many smaller missions using fewer resources and shorter development times. The main objective is to enhance our understanding of the solar system by exploring the planets, their moons, and small bodies such as comets and asteroids. The program also seeks to improve performance through the use of new technology and broaden university and industry participation in NASA missions.

Space Systems Company, a major operating unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation, designs and develops, tests, manufactures and operates a full spectrum of advanced-technology systems for national security and military, civil government and commercial customers. Chief products include human space flight systems; a full range of remote sensing, navigation, meteorological and communications satellites and instruments; space observatories and interplanetary spacecraft; laser radar; ballistic missiles; missile defense systems; and nanotechnology research and development.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.



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Video purports to show successful hover bike test flights

Video purports to show successful hover bike test flights:
Still from an Aerofex test flight video
Videos released by California-based tech research company Aerofex appear to show successful test flights of a prototype hover bike that gains lift from two large ducted rotors, similar in principle to Chris Malloy's Hoverbike prototype we've previously covered. Aeroflex claims its hover bike allows the pilot intuitive control over pitch, roll and yaw without need of artificial intelligence, flight software or electronics of any kind... Continue Reading Video purports to show successful hover bike test flights


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Embraer selects Meggitt’s fire protection system for Brazilian KC-390

Embraer selects Meggitt’s fire protection system for Brazilian KC-390: Meggitt Safety Systems has been selected by Embraer Defense Systems to provide its fire protection system in support of the Brazilian Air Force’s Embraer KC-390 Tanker transport programme.

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RNLAF’s first F-35 JSF conducts maiden flight

RNLAF’s first F-35 JSF conducts maiden flight: The Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) has successfully performed its maiden flight at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Fort Worth, Texas, US.

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Para Fomento, AENA ahorrará 50 millones de euros con su Plan de Eficiencia

Para Fomento, AENA ahorrará 50 millones de euros con su Plan de Eficiencia: Cuando AENA dio a conocer su intención de reducir horarios en 17 aeropuertos de tránsito menor a los 500.000 pasajeros -como parte de un plan general más amplio de ahorro- este fue muy criticado y las críticas han llegado desde varios sectores. Pero la ministra de Fomento, Ana Pastor, ha explicado hoy que ya se llevan ahorrados más de 50 millones de euros gracias al Plan de Eficiencia que se

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Pilot Plans Sydney-To-London Flight On Fuel Made Of Plastic

Pilot Plans Sydney-To-London Flight On Fuel Made Of Plastic: Hopes To Set Two Records With The Attempt Australian pilot Jeremy Rowsell is to set off on a record breaking flight from Sydney to London in a single engine aircraft powered 100 per cent by fuel made from plastic waste. Rowsell will fly a Cessna 182 solo, cruising mainly at 5,000 feet, sometimes in 13 hour stretches, along the same route used by the barnstorming pilots of the 1920s and 1930s.

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Sukhoi T-50 (aka Pak Fa) tested with an Il-78 Tanker for Air Refueling

Although this is an authomatic translation from Russian to English, it can be clearly understand. Original text in Russian



Company "Sukhoi" conducted experiments on the approach and docking of the PAK FA (T-50) with a fuel tanker. Contacting, nine in a single flight. In addition to testing the T-50-2 was involved tanker IL-78 with a crew of marching military units and aircraft maintenance Su25UB with a crew of Air Force test center.

The T-50-2, there are studies on the stability, handling and strength of the aircraft in a range of subsonic and supersonic flight regimes in various configurations.

The first flight model of the T-50-1 completes the program of preparation for the test flight at high angles of attack and supercritical maneuverability.

The T-50-3 in August began flight testing with a unique on-board radar with active electronically scanned array (AESA radar with) in the on-board avionics. During ground and flight tests on the prototype T-50-3 when checking modes radar "air-to-air" and "air-surface" in the first experiments produced a significant and sustainable impact on the level of the best existing features of the aircraft. Confirmed by the further development of these capabilities. The works on the evaluation of the optical channels.

Designed Institute of Instrument. Tikhomirov's AESA can increase detection range, parallel work in the "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" to recognize and classify the group and single objects simultaneously attack multiple targets with precision weapons, and to provide communication and electronic countermeasures.

This year, the test program will join the fourth prototype of the PAK FA.

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Sukhoi warplanes will form the basis of the Russian air force for the period up to 2020

The Russian Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (the AST-Centre) conducted market research of Russian combat aircraft. The Centre's experts believe that the Sukhoi-type fighters, which currently account for about two thirds of the fleet of tactical aircraft of the Russian Air Force, will form the core of the national air force as a result of the implementation of the ongoing Armaments Program for the period up to 2020.

Currently, the aircraft developed by the Sukhoi Design Bureau, make up more than 40% of the Russian air force fighters' park. These are the Su-27s, including 12 Su-27SM3 of the new production and Su-27SM, which underwent avionics' upgrade and now are able to engage ground targets and have the so-called "glass" cockpit. In addition, the air force also received in recent years two-seated Su-30M2 fighters and a few advanced multifunctional Su-35 fighters.

With regard to the attack and ground assault aviation, all its fleet consists now of Su-type aircraft only. These are the Su-25s, Su-24 front-line bombers and the newest Su-34s, which began coming into service under the contract of the year 2008 for procurement of bombers. Thus, today the Su-type fighters make up about 65% of military tactical aviation in Russia.

According to the study of the AST-Center the Russian air force also focuses on procurement of mainly Su-type aircraft in the framework of the State Armaments Program-2020. This judgment can be confirmed, in particular, by the large orders signed by the Russian Air Force in recent years: 2008 — a contract to supply Su-34 frontline bombers. 2009 — a contract to supply Su-35S, Su-27SM3 and Su-30M2, 2012 — contracts for Su-34 and Su-30CM.

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More than 2500 Su-family combat aircraft were exported

Su-family combat aircraft have been exported since 1964. More than 2,500 Su-7, Su-17, Su-20, Su-22, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30 aircraft and their modifications were delivered to the Air Force of more than 30 countries for all these years.

The aircraft were delivered to different countries of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. They are still in service in many armies of these countries. The Su-family aircraft have proved to be reliable and effective combat systems capable of performing a wide range of combat missions.

Over the past decades, as from 1996, the main export potential of the Su-family aircraft is centered on various modifications of the Su-30 — type multipurpose fighters. Sales of these machines together with contracts for airborne weapons and related equipment account for up to half of all foreign military supplies of the "Rosoboronexport".

In the years 2000s with the advent of the Su-30MKK and its further modification — Su-30MK2 — a significant increase in exports can be noted. This is a multi-purpose two-seat fighter able to strike air, land and sea targets. A large amount of foreign supplies is associated with the implementation of the Indian program of development and production of the Su-30MKI multi-purpose strike fighter with the latest onboard avionics complex. Modifications of the Su-30 fighter are supplied to other countries as well.

Currently the multi-purpose Su-35 fighter undergoes tests. The aircraft has a large number of 5thgeneration technologies and advanced technical solutions. Its radar with an unprecedented operating range (up to 400 km), the engine with a thrust of 14.5 tons with thrust vector control, an early warning system for irradiation, an optical radar station, missile launch detection sensors and laser irradiation sensors give the aircraft superiority over all the other fighters of the 4thgeneration and the 4+ generation aircraft and make it ready for any combat conditions. Production Su-35s for the Russian Air Force are manufactured at the Sukhoi's KnAAPO factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. At present the Su-35 possible deliveries are discussed with foreign customers. This aircraft must ensure preservation of the Sukhoi Company's competitiveness on the world market till the start of serial production of the PAK FA 5th generation fighter aircraft.

Work on the export version of the 5th generation fighter — a prospective multi-functional fighter (PMI) is in progress together with the Republic of India. This aircraft also has a considerable export potential.

In order to ensure an efficient operation of the delivered aircraft the Sukhoi company provides for their after-sales service including spare parts supplies, aircraft systems and components repairs, technical assistance and supplies of necessary equipment to the foreign customers' service centers

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Sukhoi begins testing onboard radar system for T-50 aircraft

Moscow, 

The Sukhoi Company began flight tests of the 5th generation fighter aircraft (PAK FA or T-50) with a unique on-board active phased array radar system. In the course of the ground and flight tests of the T-50-3 prototype the radar "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" test modes in the first experiments showed a stable and effective performance comparable with the most advanced existing radar systems.

The further development of these capabilities was confirmed. The optical channels tests have begun.

The radar has been developed by the Moscow-based Tikhomirov Scientific Research Institute of Instrument Design using locally made elements of nanotechnology. It incorporates advanced antenna systems technology with electronically controlled beam.

The unification of the elements of design and engineering solutions allows creation of the antenna arrays for the modernization of radar systems for aircraft and air defense systems on the basis of the developed AFAR.

The AFAR radar has a range of new operation modes, which are used for the first time in domestic practice. It allows increasing the target detection range, parallel working in the "air-to-air" and "air-to-surface" modes, recognition and classification of the group and single objects, simultaneously attacking multiple targets with precision weapons, and ensuring communication and electronic countermeasures.

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Martin Aircraft seeking funds to get Jetpack off the ground

Martin Aircraft seeking funds to get Jetpack off the ground:
The Martin Jetpack is now regularly being flown at speeds of 50 km/h (31 mph)
When we first covered the Martin Jetpack back in March, 2010, the creators were hoping to get it on the backs of buyers sometime in 2011. While 2011 has come and gone, the New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company is continuing test flights and is now seeking investors to help bring the manned Jetpack to market in mid 2013. .. Continue Reading Martin Aircraft seeking funds to get Jetpack off the ground


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Indian Navy Freezes Flat-Top Configuration for its new Carrier

The Indian navy is likely to call an end to its tryst with ski-jump aircraft carriers, deciding that its next big vessel will be a flat-top with a catapult-launch system.

While India's first home-built carrier, known as the Vikrant, is to be a 44,000-ton short-takeoff-but-arrested-recovery (Stobar) carrier, the second ship—tentatively titled Vishal ("Immense")—is seen as a 65,000-ton flat-top with a steam-catapult system. The Naval Design Bureau, which oversees design and implementation of all indigenous warship building efforts, is expected to freeze its requirements by year-end.

A commodore with the Naval Design Bureau says, "A decision has been taken to move away from conventional Stobar and short-takeoff-or-vertical-landing (Stovl) operations."


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Mobile machine can make biofuel for military and humanitarian operations

Mobile machine can make biofuel for military and humanitarian operations:
A diagram of the process utilized by the Endurance Bioenergy Reactor
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have created a device called the Endurance Bioenergy Reactor (EBR) that can produce bioenergy on location, using waste from kitchens and latrines. The fuel can go directly into engines and generators without any need for refining, avoiding the complications of distribution and supply chains associated with fuel production. The researchers say the EBR can produce 25 to 50 gallons (94.6 to 189.2 liters) of biofuel a day from waste streams or processed cellulosic materials. .. Continue Reading Mobile machine can make biofuel for military and humanitarian operations


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Mars One: una (tal vez irrealizable) propuesta para la colonización de Marte en 2023

Mars One: una (tal vez irrealizable) propuesta para la colonización de Marte en 2023: Mars Onees un proyecto para la colonización de Marte por parte de la iniciativa privada para 2023. Aunque llegar al planeta rojo «en persona» sería el sueño de muchos, tal hazaña está todavíamuy lejosde la tecnología aeroespacial actual. Hasta la NASA lo ve tan complicado que ha hecho y deshecho sus planes al respecto múltiples veces. Por otro lado, con eléxito de las sondas y rovers

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Iberia retira sus vuelos internacionales de El Prat

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¿Cuánto tardará en llegar British?

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