NASA Demonstrates In-Space Refueling Capabilities

martes, 12 de febrero de 2013

NASA Demonstrates In-Space Refueling Capabilities: Proves Viability Of Satellite-Servicing Technologies NASA has demonstrated robotic fluid transfer in space, an objective that will help inform the development of robotic technology to refuel satellites. The first-of-its-kind demonstration was performed during the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) aboard the International Space Station.

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FAA and Spain partner to promote sustainable alternative fuels

FAA and Spain partner to promote sustainable alternative fuels: The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has signed a declaration of cooperation with the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) to work jointly for the promotion of alternative aviation fuels.

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Publican la foto de la maqueta de un nuevo drone ruso - RT en Español - Noticias internacionales

Publican la foto de la maqueta de un nuevo drone ruso - RT en Español - Noticias internacionales:


RT en Español - Noticias internacionales

Publican la foto de la maqueta de un nuevo drone ruso
RT en Español - Noticias internacionales
Los drones, uno de cinco toneladas de peso y otro de una, también podrían cumplir tareas de reconocimiento. En octubre de 2012 Sukhoi acordó también diseñar una aeronave no tripulada pesada en colaboración con otro fabricante de aviones ruso, MiG.

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Autoridad de aviación de Rusia inmoviliza los Sukhoi Superjet de Aeroflot

Autoridad de aviación de Rusia inmoviliza los Sukhoi Superjet de ... - Terra Colombia:


Autoridad de aviación de Rusia inmoviliza los Sukhoi Superjet de ...
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La autoridad rusa de transporte aéreo ordenó la inmovilización de cuatro de los 10 Sujoi Superjet 100 de Aeroflot debido a problemas técnicos, una decisión que ilustra los difíciles inicios de este aparato presentado como la esperanza de la aeronáutica ...

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Mejoran en un 10% la tolerancia ante los impactos de los materiales utilizados en aviones

Mejoran en un 10% la tolerancia ante los impactos de los materiales utilizados en aviones:

La tesis doctoral del investigador de la Universidad de Girona Tamer Sebaey desarrolla un innovador concepto estructural para mejorar en más del 10% la tolerancia de los materiales compuestos utilizados en los aviones actuales ante los impactos sufridos durante los vuelos o mientras están estacionados utilizando laminados con orientaciones arbitrarias, en lugar de los tradicionales 0, +45, -45 y 90 grados

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C919 large airliner central wing structure key design passed ... - JEC Composites

C919 large airliner central wing structure key design passed ... - JEC Composites:


JEC Composites

C919 large airliner central wing structure key design passed ...
JEC Composites
In january, the C919 large passenger aircraft composite structure of and central wing structure key design review and assessment meeting has been held in Shanghai. ... The Chinese Academy of Engineering Academician, chairman of the large aircraft major ...

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Upgraded An 124 Ruslan Heavy Lifter to Start Testing 'Soon' - RIA Novosti

Upgraded Ruslan Heavy Lifter to Start Testing 'Soon' - RIA Novosti:


Upgraded Ruslan Heavy Lifter to Start Testing 'Soon'
RIA Novosti
ULYANOVSK, February 7 (RIA Novosti) - Modernization of the Antonov An-124-100 strategic heavylift aircraft Ruslan is nearing completion and the plane will soon undergo a series of standard trials, Russia's Aviastar aircraft plant said on Thursday.

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Boeing hace un nuevo vuelo de prueba del 787 Dreamliner - Yahoo! Finanzas

Boeing hace un nuevo vuelo de prueba del 787 Dreamliner - Yahoo! Finanzas:


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Boeing hace un nuevo vuelo de prueba del 787 Dreamliner
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El avión de prueba ZA005, con una tripulación de 11 personas, despegó a las 18h17 GMT del centro de Boeing en Seattle (noroeste de EEUU) y regresó una hora y 29 minutos más tarde, dijo el grupo en un comunicado. "El piloto informó de que en el vuelo ...
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Boeing Awarded US Air Force Contract to Continue GPS Modernization

  • PS IIF contract covers launch and on-orbit support
  • Boeing role in GPS extended up to 5 years

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will continue modernizing the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation for up to five more years, extending the company's role in the vital military and civilian navigation network.

The U.S. Air Force, which operates the GPS network, recently awarded Boeing a $51 million, one-year contract with four one-year options. The contract covers GPS IIF satellite shipment to the launch site in Florida, pre-launch preparation, post-launch checkout, handover and on-orbit support.

"The contract provides mission continuity for the Boeing GPS IIF fleet as we continue to deliver on our commitments," said Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems. "With nine GPS IIFs still awaiting deployment, the contract scope includes supplying all support needed until the Air Force calls for the vehicles."

Boeing, which has been part of GPS since the network’s inception in the 1970s, has produced nearly 70 percent of the satellites launched in support of the GPS constellation.

The company is on contract for 12 GPS IIF satellites, three of which have been launched into service. The IIFs provide greater navigational accuracy through advances that include atomic clock technology, a new civilian L5 signal and an improved military signal.

The next IIF is to launch during the second quarter of this year. Boeing will complete production of the remaining ones by the end of the year.

"We have the capability to maintain the remaining IIF spacecraft to be delivered and the flexibility to launch up to three within a single year if required to sustain the network," said Jan Heide, Boeing GPS IIF program director.

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Roban motores de ultraligeros y material de paracaidismo en el aeródromo de Ontur (Albacete)



Durante la madrugada del pasado sábado 9 de febrero, se ha producido un robo en las instalaciones delaeródromo de Ontur(Albacete). Lamentablemente, muchos amigos y compañeros se han encontrado de la noche a la mañana sin motor en sus aviones (1).



Los destrozos han sido cuantiosos, han cortado literalmente las bancadas de motor para llevarse estos con rapidez y sin esfuerzo.


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Iranian Stealth Jet Said To Be A 'Laughable Fake'

Iranian Stealth Jet Said To Be A 'Laughable Fake': Analysts Say It 'Looks Like A Toy' And Would Be Unable To Fly There seems to be no shortage of braggadocio coming from the Iranian press of late. They have recently claimed to have shot a monkey into space, which has been questioned by the U.S. State Department, and now they say they have a stealth fighter nearly comparable to western 5th generation aircraft. But analysts who have looked at photos of the plane call it a "laughable fake."

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La planta de Airbus Military en Cádiz fabricará Fan Cowls para Boeing

La planta de Airbus Military en Cádiz consigue un contrato de 300 millones con Boeing:

Airbus Military se ha adjudicado un contrato que gira en torno a los 300 millones de euros (unos 500 millones de dólares) con Boeing, y por el que su factoría gaditana suministrará los “fan cowl” del modelo 747 Max de la compañía norteamericana.

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Amarras electrodinámicas para eliminar la basura espacial

Amarras electrodinámicas para eliminar la basura espacial:
Madrid.- “Eliminación de basura espacial” es el título de la conferencia que pronunciará el próximo sábado el profesor de la ETSI Aeronáuticos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Gonzalo Sánchez-Arriaga, dentro del programa de presentaciones temáticas incluido en la European Space Expo, una muestra itinerante de la CE que hoy se inaugura en Madrid.

Durante su exposición se presentará el proyecto BETs. BETs focaliza su interés en satélites a menos de 2.000 kilómetros de altura (órbita LEO) y plantea para el deorbitado de la basura espacial el uso de amarras espaciales (largos cables conductores), que utilizan el frenado por el campo geomagnético en lugar del muy débil frenado atmosférico.

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Boeing's Dreamliner Starts Flying Again... Test Flights Only

Boeing's Dreamliner Starts Flying Again... Test Flights Only: FAA Sanctioned Test Flights Resume Over the weekend Boeing performed a successful test flight with one of its 787 test flight aircraft as part of the ongoing investigation into the Dreamliner's APU battery issues. Test flights with the 787 were authorized Thursday by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. The flight departed from Boeing Field at 12:32 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, Feb. 9, with a crew of 13 onboard (Boeing pilots and flight test personnel). The flight lasted 2 hours and 19 minutes, landing back at Boeing Field at 2:51 p.m. Pacific time. The crew reports that the flight was uneventful.

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E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Ready for Production

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 1 declared the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye "suitable and effective" in an Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) report, aiding the Defense Acquisition Board in approving the aircraft for full-rate production in January.

"This milestone is the culmination of years of hard work," said Capt. John S. Lemmon, E-2/C-2 Airborne Tactical Data System Program Office (PMA-231) program manager. "The E-2D team came together with one vision and goal, and the IOT&E report confirms that we are delivering a solid product to the fleet."



Read more: http://www.defencetalk.com/e-2d-advanced-hawkeye-ready-for-production-46717/#ixzz2KfT0fITU

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Boeing operates second 787 test flight

Boeing reported the flight was "uneventful." FAA last week approved limited 787 test flights. The worldwide fleet was grounded Jan. 16 following two lithium ion battery failureson in-service 787s.

http://atwonline.com/aircraft-engines-components/news/boeing-operates-second-787-test-flight-0211

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