Asteroid mining: The race for space riches [feedly]

miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2016

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Asteroid mining: The race for space riches
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

There's gold in them thar asteroids – also iron, nickel, copper, and, most valuable of all, water. According to the proponents of asteroid mining, these space rocks are a virtual El Dorado in the sky with more obtainable minerals in the largest three than on the entire Earth. The question is, where exactly is all this wealth and how do you get it without going broke in the process?

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Desktop waterjet cuts almost any material – and expenses [feedly]

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Desktop waterjet cuts almost any material – and expenses
// Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine

Waterjet cutting is a proven method for creating intricate and precise cuts with nearly any kind of material, although the machines are big and expensive. Wazer is out to change that with the first desktop waterjet that can cut nearly any hard or soft material with a precision similar to larger, more expensive systems, but at less cost.

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75 years of the Air Force in the Far East – the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights [feedly]

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75 years of the Air Force in the Far East – the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights
// English Russia

Last weekend I visited a festival dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Air Force in the Far East, it was the celebration of the founding of the 11th Army stationed in the region. Russian blogger went there and here … Read more...
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How to Prevent Drones Colliding in Crowded Skies - Newsweek

http://www.newsweek.com/how-prevent-drones-colliding-crowded-skies-497558

Newsweek

How to Prevent Drones Colliding in Crowded Skies
Newsweek
The current air traffic controlsystem depends on humans monitoring and guiding small numbers of aircraft. It is expensive, costing roughly $1,000 per commercial flight. This system cannot scale to manage the volume of dronetraffic analysts foresee.

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Tactical Robotics expands Cormorant drone testing

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Tactical_Robotics_expands_Cormorant_drone_testing_999.html

Washington (UPI) Sep 13, 2016
Tactical Robotics is expanding the flight testing of its Cormorant drone, the Urban Aeronautics subsidiary announced Monday. The company has been expanding the flight envelope of the drone, formerly known as AirMule, during ongoing, untethered flight testing this summer, Tactical Robotics said in a statement. The testing also involved gauging modifications that enhance the flight

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Air Force tests first full-scale component of Hydrocarbon Boost Program

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Air_Force_tests_first_full_scale_component_of_Hydrocarbon_Boost_Program_999.html

Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Sep 14, 2016
The United States is one step closer to eliminating its reliance on Russian technology to launch its military satellites. The Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Demonstrator, a U.S. Air Force technology effort focused on development of Oxygen Rich Staged Combustion rocket engine technology, has recently completed its first full-scale component test at 100-percent power. The development of Oxygen

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U.S. government seeks to develop city-wide drone detection systems - The Stack

https://thestack.com/cloud/2016/09/14/darpa-baa-16-55-drone-aerial-dragnet-program/

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ANALYSIS: Headwinds hit cargo as conversions dominate forecast

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-headwinds-hit-cargo-as-conversions-dominat-429271/

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Antonov will move to ground Volga-Dnepr's An-124s only if support functions are moved - Air Cargo News

http://www.aircargonews.net/news/single-view/news/antonov-will-move-to-ground-volga-dneprs-an-124s-only-if-support-functions-are-moved.html

In response to press reports that the Ukrainian company will attempt to gain a ban on Volga-Dnepr flying its 10 An-124 aircraft outside Russia, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian airline told Air Cargo News that this wasn't the case for the time being.

However, if Volga-Dnepr were to transfer support functions for its Antonovs to another company in the future – reports suggest the Russian airline is looking to move the function to a Russian company − t

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Antonov cuts Russian ties - Heavy Lift

http://www.heavyliftpfi.com/news/antonov-cuts-russian-ties.html

Heavy Lift

Antonov cuts Russian ties
Heavy Lift
Antonov cuts Russian ties. September 14 - According to reports in the Ukrainian media,Antonov has confirmed that it has severed all ties with Russian enterprises, including its long-term partner Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

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The MAX’s first mission: Cross the Atlantic

https://leehamnews.com/2016/09/14/maxs-first-mission-cross-atlantic/

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Lockheed Martin Expands F-16 Repair Center Support with Derco Aerospace

http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/september/160914-rms-lockheed-martin-expands-f-16-repair-center-support-with-derco-aerospace.html

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http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/singapore-airlines-won-t-extend-first-airbus-a380-lease

he decision is a major blow for Airbus, which has been desperately trying to promote the aircraft. The SIA move sends a highly unwelcome signal to the market: one of the world’s most famous airlines has doubts about the aircraft’s viability in its network.

However, SIA has another five A380s on firm order which are due to arrive from late next year. The airline says these orders will not be deferred. Also, SIA technically only decided not to keep one of the aircraft, even though it is likely the four others will also be returned to their owners – Dr. Peters Group and Doric.



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