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December 3, 2019 | Source: Jane's 360, www.janes.com, Pat Host, 20 November 2019
U.S. Air Force, for the First Time, Develops In-House Small, Expendable Turbine Engine
The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), for the first time, designed, assembled, and tested exclusively in-house a small thrust class size expendable turbine engine. This...
2017 Strike Challenge
2017 Strike Challenge – Domestic Capabilities and Specialized Response Equipment Demonstration For 2017, Strike Challenge affords U.S. industry the opportunity to present current...
Survivability and Vulnerability
October 22, 2019 | Source: Newsweek, Newsweek.com, Hannah Osborne, 14 October 2019
NASA Engineer Proposes "Helical Engine" for Interstellar Travel With No Propellant
An engineer who works for NASA has put forward a proposal for a new way to travel through interstellar space—a "helical engine" that could, potentially, push a spacecraft forward...
September 13, 2019 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, Connie Lee, 28 August 2019
Aerojet Rocketdyne Opens New Facility
Aerojet Rocketdyne has opened a new advanced manufacturing center to produce rocket propulsion products for missile defense programs. The 136,000-square-foot facility in...
August 27, 2019 | Source: Interesting Engineering, Chris Young, 12 August 2019
NASA's Orion Spacecraft Has Passed a Critical Propulsion Test
What happens if a spacecraft encounters problems in the vacuum of space? While space travel can be very dangerous, there are plenty of fail-safes. NASA, in fact, is carrying out...
August 13, 2019 | Source: Robins.AF.mil, Todd Barhorst, Aug 5, 2019
AFRL Achieves Record-Setting Hypersonic Ground Test Milestone
A U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Air Force Test Center ground test team set a record for the highest thrust produced by an air-breathing hypersonic engine in Air...
August 13, 2019 | Source: Techxplore, 5 August 2019
A Novel Robotic Jellyfish Able to Perform 3-D Jet Propulsion and Maneuvers
As a source of inspiration, aquatic creatures such as fish, cetaceans, and jellyfish could inspire innovative designs to improve the ways that manmade systems operate in and...
August 12, 2019 | Source: Universe Today, universetoday.com, Evan Gough, 23 July 2019
LightSail 2 Just Deployed Its Sails in Space, and It's a Glorious Moment for Science
LightSail 2 has successfully deployed its solar sails. Shortly after 12:00 pm PST (19:00 UTC) The Planetary Society tweeted that the sails were deployed, and that the spacecraft...
July 29, 2019 | Source: American Nuclear Society Cafe, ansnuclearcafe.org, Dr. Christopher Morrison, 6 February 2019
Why Nuclear is an Emerging Technology for the Space Economy
Nuclear energy has played a key supporting role in historic missions to Mars, Pluto, and across the Solar System for the last 50 years. On January 1 2019, the nuclear-powered New...
July 16, 2019 | Source: U.S. Air Force, Bryan Ripple, 1 July 2019
AFRL Puts New Technologies Into Space Aboard World’s Most Powerful Launch Vehicle
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) successfully put new technologies into space, June 25, as part of the Department of...