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RS-25 Rocket Engines

Aerojet Rocketdyne, an L3Harris Technologies company, recently completed installation of all four RS-25 main engines on the core stage of NASA’s second Space Launch System (SLS) exploration rocket, binding them to a common destiny: launching humans beyond low Earth orbit for the first time in more than five decades.

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Imaging

SAE International Extends Call for Abstracts, Seeks Submissions for AeroTech Conference

Engineering Events staff at SAE International in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, have extended the call for abstracts through September 21 for the...

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Test & Measurement

Evaluation and Test Requirements for Liquid Rocket Engines

This Standard establishes test and evaluation requirements related to the development, qualification (or certification), and acceptance (flight production unit) of liquid propellant rocket engines and associated propulsion systems.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

To the Moon and Beyond with Additive Manufacturing

Aerojet Rocketdyne uses metal 3D printing technology from Velo3D to make a critical flight component lighter, smaller, and much less expensive.

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Test & Measurement

Industry Invited to Participate in AeroTech Aerospace and Defense Technical Program

SAE International is inviting global participation in its AeroTech® aerospace and defense technology conference and exhibition, which is for the first...

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Aerospace

Rocket Engine Technology

This effort will mark the first representative flight of an aerospike engine after many decades of research and abandoned flight efforts.

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Manned Systems

OmegA Rocket Sustains Explosion During First Static Test, Northrop Grumman Maintains Test Was a Success

Northrop Grumman Corporation completed the first static or “stationary,” full-scale test of its next-generation OmegA space...

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Propulsion

NASA Budget Amendment to Help Send Americans to Moon by 2024, Then Mars

An amended NASA budget for fiscal year 2020 would add $1.6 billion to a $21 billion initial budget request and fund deep space exploration, science, and technology...

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Manned Systems

Jeff Bezos Lays out Blue Origin’s Moon Shot, Debuts Lunar Lander

During a special presentation, Blue Origin CEO Jeff Bezos announced the company’s vision for the future of space travel and revealed a large, new, reconfigurable lunar...

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Propulsion

Northrop Grumman Launches Rocket Motor Production at Modernized Tactical Motor Manufacturing Facility

Northrop Grumman Corp. has started producing rocket motors at its new, modernized tactical motor manufacturing facility at the Allegany...

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Defense

Orbex Debuts Innovative Smallsat Launch Vehicle

Orbex, a developer of small satellite (smallsat) launch vehicles based in Forres, Scotland, has unveiled its “Prime” launch vehicle. The rocket is the second stage of a two-stage...

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Propulsion

AVIO Software Developers Leverage AdaCore GNAT pro Assurance for ESA Vega C Launch Vehicle

Software engineers engaged in the construction and development of space launchers and solid and liquid propulsion systems for space travel at AVIO...

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Electronics & Computers

AVIO Engineers Evolve Vega Rocket Design, Enhance Avionics and Propulsion

Hardware and software engineers at AVIO, a global aerospace company engaged in the construction and development of space launchers and solid and liquid propulsion...

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Energy

ULA Selects Blue Origin Advanced Booster Engine for Vulcan Centaur Rocket System

Engineers at United Launch Alliance (ULA), provider of spacecraft launch services to the US government, in Centennial, Colo., have selected the BE-4 engine...

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Automotive

Zwick Roell Provides Flexible Materials Testing over a Wide Temperature Range

Materials research and development frequently require materials to be tested at different temperatures, in line with their eventual area of use. For aerospace...

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Defense

Soyuz MS-10 Launch Abort Prompts Investigation into Booster Anomaly

NASA officials in Washington are pledging to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of an anomaly with a rocket booster on the Soyuz MS-10 manned spacecraft,...

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Automotive

JAXA Launches HTV7 Unmanned Cargo Spacecraft on Resupply Mission to ISS

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 7 lifted off from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan at 2:54:27 Japan Standard Time (JST) on...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

GKN Aerospace to Develop First Additive-Manufactured Rocket Engine Turbines in Europe for Prometheus Project

GKN Aerospace in Trollhättan, Sweden, are developing and manufacturing the first additive-manufactured, or 3D-printed, rocket...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NASA Selects Frontier Aerospace to Continue Development of New Deep Space Thruster

NASA’s Space Technology and Mission Directorate (STMD) awarded Simi Valley, Calif.’s Frontier Aerospace Corporation with “Tipping Point” funding to...

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Aerospace

Ceramic Matrix Composites in Aircraft Engines Projected to Double over Five Years, Stratview Research Predicts

The use of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) is up across the aerospace market, and among the fastest-growing trends in the...

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Defense

U.K. Space Agency Partners with Industry to Advance Spaceflight Program

U.K. Space Agency officials in Swindon, England, are partnering with Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) in Bethesda, Md., to execute several strategic projects to support the...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SAE International Issues, Revises Technical Reports for Aerospace Engineering

Standards development teams at SAE International in Warrendale, Pa., have issued 11 new technical documents and revised or reaffirmed another 54 technical reports...

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Power

Boeing Debuts First Hypersonic Passenger Aircraft Concept

Officials and engineers at Boeing in Seattle are offering a glimpse into their vision for hypersonic air travel. They have released, for the first time, images of one of the...

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Energy

FAA, SAE International Focus on Engine Fire Protection System Standards for Aerospace

Aerospace systems, subsystems, and components must continue to operate as intended when exposed to fire, rather than going up in flames and ceasing to...

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Materials

How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Aerospace Industry

Additive manufacturing was invented more than 30 years ago and, from small beginnings in prototyping, has developed and grown into a $6 billion industry. While additive...

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Aerospace

On-Orbit Satellite Refueling Flow Measurement

Over 7000 satellites have been placed in Earth-orbit since the beginning of the space age. 3000 are currently in orbit, of which 1000 are active, making our near space neighborhood a...

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Briefs
Propulsion

Combustion Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Droplets Induced by Photoignition of Aluminum Nanoparticles

In the study of combustion characteristics of liquid rocket fuels, it is customary to either study the combustion of liquid fuel droplets...

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Articles
Aerospace

Electric Rockets and the Future of Satellite Propulsion

Humans have been using rocket propulsion for almost a millennium, starting with Chinese rockets and “fire arrows” in the 13th century and continuing to the modern era's powerful...

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Technology Update
Defense

Lifting 3D Printing to New Heights

Whether it’s through 3D printing jet engine fuel nozzles by the thousands or validating metal rocket injectors for space flight, aerospace has consistently proven itself to be on the cutting edge of the...

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