Space base between Earth and the Moon within a decade

lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

A space base between Earth and the Moon could be built within a decade, the European Space Agency has announced, as British astronaut Tim Peake said he would love to embark on a lunar mission. At a press conference in Germany to celebrate the successful return of Major Peake, the ESA outlined amb...

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FAA Approves Terrafugia Flying Car Prototype As Light Airplane

Still miles to go before it's road- and sky-ready Terrafugia's Transition is a flying car. It's an awkward, gangly beat, with wings that fold perpendicular to the ground like too-tall sails, and a wide, bubbly cockpit that seems out of place in the sky. It flies, and it drives, and now it has a w...

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Report: Obama Administration To Announce Civilian Casualties From Drone Strikes

An official number, oddly lower than all previous estimates. Who do we become when we die? Our identities are such fragile, personally curated things: we go through life as children, then students and peers, and sometimes switch to a vocational preference. A person becomes farmer, shepherd, mecha...

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A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfights

Superhuman reflexes In the military world, fighter pilots have long been described as the best of the best. As Tom Wolfe famously wrote, only those with the "right stuff" can handle the job. Now, it seems, the right stuff may no longer be the sole purview of human pilots. A pilot A.I. developed b...

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Here’s What the U.S. Navy Wants Its First Carrier Drone To Do [feedly]


Here's What the U.S. Navy Wants Its First Carrier Drone To Do
// War Is Boring — Medium

New details about America's pilotless aerial tanker

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Drone Aviation's Tethered Drones In Compliance With New FAA Regulations [feedly]


Drone Aviation's Tethered Drones In Compliance With New FAA Regulations
// Aero-News Network

Company Accelerates Production Schedule Following FAA Announcement Drone Aviation Holding Corp. has accelerated the production schedule of the WATT line of tethered drones, investing in expanded inventory levels as a result of the announcement of the FAA's first operational rules allowing the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) into the National Air Space (NAS) for commercial purposes.
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Airvinci ducted fan helicopter prototype set for take off [feedly]


Airvinci ducted fan helicopter prototype set for take off
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

There's been a bit of a renaissance in designs for personal flying craft over the last few years, with everything from conceptual electric fan passenger craft designed for quiet commuting, to real jetpacks flying around landmarks and jet-powered hoverboards breaking records, and the collection just keeps growing. Now add one more personal flight machine concept to the list in the form of the Airvinci: a ducted fan VTOL aircraft that is expected to start its aeronautical life as a heavy-lifting drone and later have a cockpit added for carrying human cargo.

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Sikorsky receives S-70i Black Hawk aircraft prototype from PZL Mielec - Airforce Technology

http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newssikorsky-receives-s-70i-black-hawk-aircraft-prototype-from-pzl-mielec-4933388

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Beyond video games: New artificial intelligence beats tactical experts in combat simulation - Phys.Org

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-video-games-artificial-intelligence-tactical.html


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Beyond video games: New artificial intelligence beats tactical experts in combat simulation
Phys.Org
... called genetic-fuzzy systemsare published in the most-recent issue of the Journal of Defense Management, as this application is specifically designed for use withUnmanned Combat AerialVehicles (UCAVs) in simulatedair-combat missions for ...

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Boeing Launches Second Century of Aerospace Leadership at Farnborough International Airshow

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/Boeing-Launches-Second-Century-of-Aerospace-Leadership-at-Farnborough-International-Airshow

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IATA warns of 'permanent downward shift' following Brexit

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iata-warns-of-permanent-downward-shift-following-b-426690/

IATA estimates that UK passenger numbers could be 3-5% lower by 2020 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Brexit - UK takes off for a unknown destination

http://www.aerosociety.com/News/Insight-Blog/4503/Brexit-UK-takes-off-for-a-unknown-destination

After the UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June, what are the likely implications on the UK's aviation, aerospace, defence and space sectors? Prof KEITH HAYWARD FRAeS andTIM ROBINSON assess the fallout from this momentous decision.

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Passed the Test: Q-53 Radar Demonstrates Counter-UAS Capability

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/june/160627-mst-passed-the-test-q-53-radar-demonstrates-counter-uas-capability.html

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Singapore Airlines plane catches fire after emergency landing

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Northrop Grumman to Expand DARPA's Hush-Hush Drone Project - Motley Fool [feedly]


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Northrop Grumman to Expand DARPA's Hush-Hush Drone Project
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It's been eight months now since we got our first hint that AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) had lost its shot at building a shipborne combat drone for the U.S. Navy. It's been five months since we received confirmation that Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) had ...

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Airbus studying manned successor for German Tornados [feedly]

Airbus studying manned successor for German Tornados
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/airbus-studying-manned-successor-for-german-tornados-426634/

Airbus Defence & Space is eyeing a potential opportunity for European industry to develop a next-generation combat aircraft to replace the German air force s Panavia Tornado fleet post-2030.

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Embraer names new commercial aviation president, CEO - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design (press release) [feedly]



Embraer names new commercial aviation president, CEO
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design (press release)
São José dos Campos, Brazil – Embraer officials have announced that John Slattery will be the president and CEO for its commercial aviation business unit, effective July 2016. Since November 2012, Slattery has been the business unit´s chief commercial ...

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Brazilian air force tests KC-390 transport - UPI.com [feedly]

Brazilian air force tests KC-390 transport
UPI.com
BRASILIA, Brazil, June 24 (UPI) -- The Brazilian air force reports it has begun operational testing of Embraer's KC-390 transport and tanker aircraft. The first test earlier this month involved the dropping of paratroopers and was part of a test ...

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OPINION: Brexit vote threatens dire consequences for UK aviation [feedly]

OPINION: Brexit vote threatens dire consequences for UK aviation
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AWAS orders 15 A320 Family aircraft [feedly]

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Spike Aerospace Mulls Engine Options for Supersonic Jet - Aviation International News [feedly]


Spike Aerospace Mulls Engine Options for Supersonic Jet
Aviation International News
Earlier this year it partnered with Spanish aerostructures specialist Aernnova on development of the aircraft. Aernnova is providing structural expertise and collaborating on development and validation of structural systems such as the fuselage, wing ...

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Southwest Airlines delays delivery of 67 Boeing 737 Max planes as fleet plans shift [feedly]

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AW609 control laws partly responsible for the fatal crash of the 2nd prototype

AW609 control laws initiated 'Dutch roll': investigators
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/aw609-control-laws-initiated-dutch-roll-investiga-426696/

Italian investigators believe that flight control laws governing the AgustaWestland AW609 were partly responsible for the fatal crash of the programme s second flight-test prototype (N609AG) after they initiated an augmented Dutch roll .

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PICTURE: SIA 777-300ER has engine fire during landing [feedly]

PICTURE: SIA 777-300ER has engine fire during landing
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New technique turns common plastic waste into fuel [feedly]

Polyethylene, the plastic and its derivatives used in making the majority of the world's disposable beverage containers, is produced at a staggering volume of over 100 million metric tons each year, most of which ends up in landfills. Now scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China have found a way to turn this waste into a usable liquid fuel.

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Ship-to-shore delivery shows real-world potential of disaster relief drones [feedly]

When roads, powerlines and other infrastructure are knocked out of action by natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, getting critical supplies to people in need is all the more difficult. Drones are shaping as hugely promising tools in disaster relief with the ability to quite literally overcome these complications, and a ship-to-shore medical delivery carried out this week with UN and American Red Cross officials on hand has offered a first look at how autonomous flight might come to save lives in the real world.

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