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Aerospace

6 Pioneering Women in Aerospace/Aeronautics

Women have been contributing to the aerospace and aviation industry for decades. Take this quiz to learn more about six such trailblazing women.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Northrop Grumman Developing Next Generation F-35 Radar Upgrade

Northrop Grumman is developing AN/APG-85, an advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the F-35 Lightning II. The radar will serve as an upgrade to the...

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Research Lab

New HPC4EI Project to Create 'Digital Twin' Models for Aerospace Manufacturing

A partnership involving Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory aimed at developing “digital twins” for producing aerospace components is one of six new...

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Ball Aerospace Starts Final Assembly of Space Force's Next Generation Operational Weather Satellite

Ball Aerospace completed the spacecraft bus for the Weather System Follow-on-Microwave (WSF-M) satellite, the U.S. Space Force's...

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Materials

Microelectronics and Castings Remain Supply Chain Challenges for Raytheon

Raytheon Technologies Chief Executive Officer Greg Hayes and Chief Operating Officer Christopher Calio said microelectronics and engine castings were among the...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Airbus Developing New Laser Communication Terminal for Military Aircraft

Airbus and VDL Group have signed a partnership agreement for the development and manufacturing of a laser communication terminal for aircraft, known as UltraAir....

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Electronics & Computers

Optimizing Connector Designs for Spaceborne Electronics

Low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems are providing the world significant new methods of surveying, communicating, and sharing information. With increased focus on LEO, a...

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Aerospace

How to Manufacture Your Own Spacecraft

NASA Goddard shares a step-by-step process for producing a fresh new satellite — learn how 'PACE' is constructed and will be used for studying Earth's atmosphere and ocean health.

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Electronics & Computers

Airbus Starts Testing Autonomous Landing, Taxi Assistance on A350 DragonFly Demonstrator

Airbus UpNext, a wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus, has started testing new, on ground and in-flight, pilot assistance technologies on an A350-1000...

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Communications

F-35 Completes First Flight with Technology Refresh 3 Upgrades

A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology Refresh 3 (TR-3) configuration at Edwards Air Force...

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Materials

NASA Targets 2028 First Flight of New Boeing Sustainable Flight Demonstrator Airplane

NASA has issued an award to Boeing for the agency’s Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project, which seeks to inform a potential new generation of...

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Aerospace

Why SOSA® is Driving the Future Course of Embedded Military Electronics

In 2013, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) issued a mandate to incorporate Open Systems Architecture principles within procurement requirements for defense hardware...

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Defense

Expedite Critical Wideband Signal Recorders in Defense Applications

Capturing RF signals with precise timing over long sessions is both a necessity and a challenge for successful development, testing and deployment in many defense...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Rapidly Adaptable Standards-Compliant Radio

RASOR™, L3Harris’ new Modular Open System Approach (MOSA) solution, delivers next-generation JADC2-enabling capability to the U.S. military.

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Aerospace

SOSA and VITA Working Together for Next-Gen Defense Systems

The SOSA™ (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) approach establishes guidelines for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance...

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Aerospace

Strategies for Deploying Xilinx’s Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC

Xilinx’s new RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding requirements of high bandwidth and high channel count systems. This paper...

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Aerospace

Test Your Knowledge About the James Webb Space Telescope

Test your knowledge about the James Webb Space Telescope.

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Aerospace

Biocompatible Epoxies for Medical Device Manufacturing

This article discusses the use of biocompatible, two-part epoxies in medical devices. When used as adhesive encapsulants these products improve the ruggedness of wire-bonded,...

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Materials

Flame Retardant Epoxies and Silicones Meet Critical Safety Requirements

Used in aircraft applications, epoxies and silicones must maintain their primary role as adhesives or coatings while exhibiting resistance to heat and flame in...

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Inflatable Space Habitats Use Sensors Embedded in Webbing for Structural Health Monitoring

A novel approach is moving away from conventional structural health monitoring testing methods for inflatable space habitats in favor of using sensors embedded in the flexible structural restraint webbing layers.

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Communications

InSight Mission Retired by NASA After Four Years on Mars

NASA has officially declared an end to the InSight mission, after recent attempts to communicate with the Mars lander were unsuccessful. The agency made the declaration on Dec. 15,...

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Aerospace

US Air Force Targets First Flight of B-21 Raider This Year

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Air Force are targeting a first flight of the recently unveiled B-21 Raider stealth bomber this year, although the timeline is dependent upon ground...

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Energy

Raytheon Completes First Engine Run of Hybrid-Electric Flight Demonstrator

Raytheon Technologies completed the first engine run of the company's regional hybrid-electric flight demonstrator last month, a key milestone toward flight...

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Photonics/Optics

3 Program Goals for the James Webb Space Telescope in 2023

In 2023, the James Webb Space Telescope will transition into its second official year of science operations, or Cycle 2. This video highlights three in-orbit aspects of the Webb program to watch this year.

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Manned Systems

How Much Do You Know About GPS and its History?

Do you know the history of GPS? Take this quiz to find out.

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Photonics/Optics

Space Technology - January 2023

Read about robot construction workers on the moon, the first commercial space station, what's next for the James Webb Space Telescope, and much more in this compendium of recent articles from the editors of...

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RF & Microwave Electronics

James Webb Space Telescope Enters New Era of Universal Infrared Imaging in Cycle 1

It began full scientific operations July 11, following six months of instrumentation cool-down, calibration, and other commissioning activities.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Thermal Modeling of Small Satellites

Over the last few years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of satellites in orbit. A significant portion of this increase is thanks to the smaller size of newer satellites.