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SpaceX Falcon 9 lift off

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launcher lifts off on its recent CRS-1 mission to resupply the ISS. SpaceX hopes to benefit from the next rolling five-year USAF launch contract, with the latest round of announcements imminent.Check out the full story here Image credit: SpaceX

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Innocon Unveils 1.5m anti-pirate VTOL UAV

Israeli unmanned air systems maker Innocon has unveiled a fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing concept designed for shipboard operations, to help protect shipping from pirates. Powered by a four-stroke engine, the 1.5m (4.9ft)-long unmanned air vehicle has a 1m wingspan and a maximum take-off weight of 30kg (66lb). Endurance is 4h. Continue reading… (Photo: Innocon)

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket

Successful rocket engine ground-test firings have taken Space Exploration Technologies and Orbital Sciences a step closer to filling their roles as key private-sector launch contractors to NASA. SpaceX achieved a 3.5s firing of its Falcon 9 rocket’s nine Merlin first-stage engines in preparation for an April maiden flight. Orbital is looking forward to verification and acceptance testing […]

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AeroTrain tiltrotor could be future of air transport

  Picture credit: Karem Aircraft The AeroTrain development plan is focused on designing, analysing and testing the elements of the aircraft that are most different from the existing aircraft inventory,” Karem says. The TR53 would share a similar fuselage with the 737-600, with a 32m (106ft) length and 3.96m cross-section accommodating six-abreast seating. The most […]

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Bell Agusta BA609

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