Monthly Archives: March 2011

Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS)

Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). General Atomics has developed an electromagnetic catapult launch system for launching fighter planes from aircraft carriers, called the EMALS. The first EMALS system is intended for installation on the USS Gerald R. Ford being launched … Continue reading

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Avic Engine Unit Seeks Western Workers | AVIATION WEEK

China’s Avic Engine Unit Seeks Western Workers | AVIATION WEEK. US and Western aerospace companies are trying to out-compete with each other to get to China and sell out their technological knowhow, as one can see from the above article itself. … Continue reading

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Artificially Intelligent Rockets Could Slash Launch Costs | Smart Launch Vehicles | AI, Rocket Launches | Space.com

Artificially Intelligent Rockets Could Slash Launch Costs | Smart Launch Vehicles | AI, Rocket Launches | Space.com.     It may sound like a far-fetched, overly ambitious idea, but for the purpose of launching satellites into near earth orbit, I … Continue reading

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Modified X-51A Waverider Ready for Next Hypersonic Test – ASDNews

Modified X-51A Waverider Ready for Next Hypersonic Test – ASDNews. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio – Air Force engineers currently plan to fly the second X-51A Waverider hypersonic flight test demonstrator as early as March 22, program officials said March 15. Four X-51As were … Continue reading

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Discovery’s Booster Rocket Films a Stupendous Full-Length Video | Popular Science

Discovery’s Booster Rocket Films a Stupendous Full-Length Video | Popular Science. Simply stupendous. The video footage, almost 30 minutes long, was captured from the final mission of Discovery, STS-133, dated February 24, 2011. Cameras mounted on the solid-fuel rocket boosters … Continue reading

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