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September 11, 2017 | Source: Naval Aviation News, navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil, 14 March 2017, Jeff Newman
The U.S. Navy took the first step to reintroducing to the fleet an old-but-much-needed technology when it successfully tested a solid-fuel ramjet engine at Naval Air Warfare...
July 27, 2017 | Source: Space Flight Now, spaceflightnow.com, 26 July 2017, Stephen Clark
SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon capsules will not return astronauts to Earth for powered landings as originally envisioned, company boss Elon Musk said Wednesday, a design change that...
July 3, 2017 | Source: Pacific Scientific, psemc.com, 21 March 2017, Steve Nelson
Pacific Science EMC announces the release of its new Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) for the small satellite market. The compact design of MAPS is a breakthrough in...
June 5, 2017 | Source: Popular Mechanics, popularmechanics.com, 2 September 2016, David Hambling
The EmDrive, a hypothetical miracle propulsion system for outer space, has been sparking heated arguments for years. Now, Guido Fetta plans to settle the argument about...
Plasma Thrusters Teaser
Introduction Like other contemporary energetic and propulsion technologies, electric propulsion—of which plasma thrusters are a subset—has been around for nearly a century. As...
March 27, 2017 | Source: Georgia Institute of Technology, smartech.gatech.edu, December 2016, Jonathan Y. Huang
Why do militaries invest in some emerging technologies but not others? Conventional wisdom suggests that capable states have reasons to hedge their bets and invest in emerging...
Strike Challenge
Aug 15 2017 to Aug 17 2017
2017 Strike Challenge – Domestic Capabilities and Specialized Response Equipment Demonstration For 2017, Strike Challenge affords U.S. industry the opportunity to present current...
March 13, 2017 | Source: NASA Tech Briefs, techbriefs.com, 1 December 2016, John H. Glenn Research Center
A new engine concept from NASA’s Glenn Research Center allows for truly distributed propulsion. The concept enables airframe and system modularity by allowing parts to be swapped...
February 13, 2017 | Source: Business Insider, Dave Mosher
Humanity is in a serious pinch for energy. The world population may balloon to 9 billion people by 2040, up from 7.36 billion in 2016, and researchers believe this will translate...
Jul 10 2017 - 12:00am | Source: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
At the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition (AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2017), the energy and excitement will result as much from the networking opportunities and...