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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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Aerospace

Full-Scale Micro-launcher Rocket

Micro-launchers such as Orbex Prime give satellite manufacturers a dedicated launch service, in contrast to larger, ‘rideshare’ launchers, where small satellites are often a secondary payload, and frequently face significant delays.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Quality Management Experts Provide Guidance on AS9100 Standard, Equipment Calibration

Quality management professionals across the global aerospace and defense community discuss the AS9100 international standard, audits, and equipment...

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Unmanned Systems

Technologies Increase Safety of Astronauts to the Moon

As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.

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Aerospace

Soft Mate Lifting Device

This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

High-Power Microwaves for Launching Space-Bound Rockets

Using microwaves reduces the cost of launching rockets.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Aptiv’s Satellite Route to ‘Democratizing’ Autonomous Tech

Despite the myriad challenges the world faced in 2020, it was a "great year of growth” for Aptiv, the technology company formerly known as Delphi Automotive, according...

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Aerospace

Wave Energy Modeling for Safer Space Travel

What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.

Original Equipment
Manned Systems

Nikola Looks to Accelerate Production, Hydrogen Infrastructure

Nikola Corp.’s recent merger with VectoIQ Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company, is expected to help accelerate the company’s...

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Manned Systems

ULA’s Vulcan Centaur Will Launch Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser Spaceplane

United Launch Alliance (ULA) will supply launch vehicles for the Dream Chaser Cargo System. Starting in 2021, Dream Chaser – Sierra Nevada...

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Aerospace

Space Launch Providers Submit Proposals for National Security Space Launch Program

Four companies – Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) – recently submitted proposals for the U.S....

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Manned Systems

Raytheon, DARPA Push Forward with Hypersonic Weapon Design

Raytheon Company and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have made progress in hypersonic flight with the Tactical Boost Glide (TBG) hypersonic weapons program....

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Automotive

Inductive Power Transfer for Spaceflight Systems

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has developed technology that uses inductive power transfer (IPT) for wireless power interfaces between spaceflight elements (such as the payload, vehicle, and pad). Current spaceflight systems require traditional hardwire connections for power interfaces. This...

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Manned Systems

Orion Launch Abort System Passes Full-Stress Flight Test

The Orion spacecraft – the spacecraft integral to NASA’s Artemis program – passed through another milestone in preparation for flight. Researchers from NASA and Jacobs...

Facility Focus
Aerospace

NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center

On September 1, 1961, NASA requested appropriations for initial land purchases on Merritt Island on Florida’s east coast to support the Apollo Lunar Landing Program. Designers quickly began developing...

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Electronics & Computers

New Zealand and LeoLabs Establish the First Low-Earth Orbit Regulatory Platform

LeoLabs, Inc. of Menlo Park, California has deployed the world's first dedicated regulatory platform for low-Earth orbit (LEO): the Space Regulatory and...

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Manned Systems

Can the Air Force Reach a 24-Hour Launch Window?

Launching rockets with 24-hour notice is one of the U.S. Air Force’s latest goals. In a “sources sought” notice titled Rapid Space Launch Initiative, the service is reaching out to...

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Automotive

NASA Opens the International Space Station for Commercial Business

NASA is opening the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial business to accelerate U.S. science and technology innovation and accelerate the development of...

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Unmanned Systems

Wind River and Airbiquity Partner to Update Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Software Through Cloud-Based, Over-The-Air Technology

Wind River Systems, Inc. is partnering with Airbiquity, Inc. to develop a solution to proactively manage the...

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Defense

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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RF & Microwave Electronics

What Does NASA Do with a Space Station Originally Developed for a Now-Cancelled Mission?

Present day space human space operations are limited to Earth-reliant excursions to the International Space Station (ISS) where – if needed –...

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Defense

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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Aerospace

Northrop Grumman Wins $792M to Deliver Intermediate, Heavy Versions of OmegA Space Launch Vehicle

Northrop Grumman Corporation of Falls Church, Va. received a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) worth approximately $792 million of...

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Propulsion

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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Aerospace

Northrop Grumman Completes First Live Motor Cast for OmegA Rocket

Northrop Grumman of Falls Church, Va. has successfully completed casting, or filling with solid propellant, the first live motor segment for its new OmegA rocket. The...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

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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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Affordable Vehicle Avionics (AVA)

NASA Ames Research Center has developed a novel, low-cost, self-contained guidance system for small payload operators. Small satellites are becoming ever more capable of performing valuable missions for both...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Vented Launch Vehicle Adapter for a Manned Spacecraft With “Pusher” Launch Abort System

A Launch Vehicle Adapter (LVA) was developed that provides a structural interface between a Commercial Crew Vehicle (CCV) Crew Module/Service Module Spacecraft (CM/SM) and an expendable launch vehicle. It also provides a means to control the exhaust plume...

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Aerospace

Radiation Tolerant “Smart Backplanes” for Spacecraft Avionics

In recent years there has been a trend towards the wider use of COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) equipment in space missions. This trend has been mainly driven by the...