NASA's new satellite will circle the globe repairing broken space robots

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Restore-L could fix broken satellites and clean up space junk When a satellite runs out of fuel or fails to deploy its solar panels, who you gonna call? Right now, nobody. There's currently no reliable way to physically repair things in orbit, which means a multimillion-dollar satellite can be re...

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Despite a bumpy beginning, NASA's Juno is hard at work exploring Jupiter

Things haven't gone according to plan. There was much excitement when the Juno spacecraft successfully arrived at Jupiter in July after a five-year journey through the solar system. A perfect engine firing placed the solar-powered spacecraft into just the right orbit around the gas giant, with th...

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John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

He made history (again) by going to space at age 77 Few aviation pioneers were as long lived as John Glenn, the astronaut and former senator who passed at 95 years of age in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday afternoon. He was surrounded by family (including Annie, his wife of 73 years), reports the Col...

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A Thousand Polish Combat Drones Is a Ridiculous Number [feedly]



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A Thousand Polish Combat Drones Is a Ridiculous Number
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Poland wants at least that many, but it can be done with small 'kamikaze' drones

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OPINION: Boeing feels the pressure on Air Force One [feedly]



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OPINION: Boeing feels the pressure on Air Force One
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In Donald Trump s first act as weapons buyer-in-chief, the incoming US president shocked industry by demanding the cancellation of the Air Force One replacement programme, citing out of control costs.
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NASA Awards Contract For Refueling Mission Spacecraft [feedly]



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NASA Awards Contract For Refueling Mission Spacecraft
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Restore-L Spacecraft Will Service Satellites In Orbit NASA has awarded the Restore-L Spacecraft Bus and Support Services contract to Space Systems/Loral of Palo Alto, CA. Restore-L is a robotic spacecraft equipped with the tools, technologies and techniques needed to service satellites currently in orbit.
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Japanese cargo ship en route to space station [feedly]



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Japanese cargo ship en route to space station
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Eight days after an unmanned Russian Progress cargo ship failed to reach orbit, a Japanese space freighter is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). Today at 8:26 am EST (10:26 pm JST), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)'s HTV-6 mission lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan atop an H-IIB rocket. Carrying 4.5 tons (4.1 tonnes) of supplies, it's scheduled to rendezvous with the station on Tuesday.

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Jets stir up stronger aluminum, reduce casting waste [feedly]



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Jets stir up stronger aluminum, reduce casting waste
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Aluminum is a ubiquitous part of our modern age, but it's surprisingly hard to produce alloys for it without putting up with significant waste from bad mixtures. MIT researchers Antoine Allanore and Samuel R. Wagstaff have been studying how aluminum alloys harden and have come up with a way to use jets to produce more even distributions of copper and manganese in castings.

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Sikorsky creates new testing lab in Stratford - The Advocate

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Sikorsky Aircraft has created a lab within its Stratford manufacturing plant to test the new aircraft being built for the U.S. Air Force. The Lockheed Martin company's new Systems Integration Lab takes up 2,500 square feet within its current ...
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Boeing Forecasts Increased Funding Needs Utilizing Diverse Sources for 2017 Aircraft Financing

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Boeing, Iran Air Announce Agreement for 80 Airplanes

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​Marines could pair FVL with unmanned VTOL

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Bolivia arrests DGAC official and LAMIA Bolivia CEO

Bolivia's public prosecutor general has arrested a civil aviation authority official and ordered a raid of the agency's offices, as an investigation into the fatal 28 November LAMIA Bolivia crash continues


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​Boeing signs $16.6 billion airliner deal with Iran

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US aerospace lobby reacts to Trump’s job-offshoring penalty plan

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Ferrari of the air: Latest Avanti EVO shines for UK’s ConnectJets

Legend has it that on taking delivery of his first F-4 Phantom, a senior officer enquired whether the jet might have been built upside down. One might easily wonder the same of the Avanti twin-turboprop – might manufacturer Piaggio have put it together in reverse?

No. Its spectacularly unusual configuration results from sound aerodynamic thinking and a significant dollop of Italian design flair. The Avanti is often described as the 'Ferrari of the air' or 'Ferrari of the skies'. Its fixed forward wing offloads the tailplane...



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Iran, Boeing reach agreement on big aircraft order; Trump casts cloud

No 747s are included in the final deal between Boeing and Iran. The original announcement included four 747-8s to replace aging 747s. 

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Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV's - i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security


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Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV's
i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security
According to yonhapnews, the ADD is studying unmanned aircraft's potential weaknesses against EMP. The EMP generator and its potential defense against drones were presented during a conference hosted by the Korea Institute of Military Science and ...

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U.S. Air Force Is Looking For A Long-Range Stealthy UAV ... - Aviation Week


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U.S. Air Force Is Looking For A Long-Range Stealthy UAV ...
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The U.S. Air Force is "aggressively" pursuing a long-range, stealthy unmanned surveillance aircraft to go places its high-altitude Lockheed Martin U-2S and ...

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Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop - BBC News

Australia's national carrier says it will connect Perth, in the west of the country, to the UK capital using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

The 9,000 mile (14,498km) flight will take 17 hours.


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