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  • OPINION: Why aerospace firms must tackle titanium cheats


    ​When Pratt & Whitney accused a supplier in late August of furnishing defective titanium for the F135 engine on the Lockheed Martin F-35, it was easy – but not entirely correct – to connect the problem to a string of component reliability failures and supplier management miscues already connected to the programme.


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  • ANALYSIS: ATV era opens final chapter with 'flawless' space station docking


    The International Space Station marked the end of an era on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 with a “flawless” arrival by the...


  • NASA studies options for new long endurance UAS


    ​NASA has launched a concept study to evaluate options for acquiring a new fleet of large payload, long endurance...


  • SOFIA telescope declared operational, but funding threat looms


    ​Three months after announcing plans to ground the aircraft, NASA has declared the stratospheric observatory of ...


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  • OPINION: Why aerospace firms must tackle titanium cheats

    News | 05 Sep 2014 11:16

    ​When Pratt & Whitney accused a supplier in late August of furnishing defective titanium for the F135 engine on the Lockheed Martin F-35, it was easy – but not entirely correct – to connect the problem to a string of component reliability failures and supplier management miscues already connected to the programme.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/OPINION-Why-aerospace-firms-must-tackle-titanium-cheats-403334/
  • ANALYSIS: Airships seek cargo role after military backout

    News | 02 Sep 2014 07:49 | Beth Stevenson

    ​Originally an aircraft used for passenger transit, and then subsequently for weapons delivery and surveillance by the German military during World War I, airships are now being transitioned towards the logistics market as industry touts lighter-than-air (LTA) technology for cargo applications.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Airships-seek-cargo-role-after-military-backout-402779/
  • ANALYSIS: Meteor shower-tracking ISS camera to focus on threats in orbit

    News | 15 Aug 2014 07:58 | Dan Thisdell

    ​The International Space Station is set to be fitted with a camera dedicated to tracking meteor showers, in a bid to better understand these spectacular events – and hopefully improve our data on orbiting debris, man-made and natural, so as to help position spacecraft to avoid collisions.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Meteor-shower-tracking-ISS-camera-to-focus-on-threats-in-orbit-402704/
  • ANALYSIS: ATV era opens final chapter with 'flawless' space station docking

    News | 13 Aug 2014 14:28 | Dan Thisdell

    The International Space Station marked the end of an era on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 with a “flawless” arrival by the fifth and final resupply flight in ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle programmehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-ATV-era-opens-final-chapter-with-flawless-space-station-docking-402656/
  • Steering a rover from orbit? No problem now, says ESA

    News | 08 Aug 2014 16:25 | Dan Thisdell

    ​When astronauts finally one day arrive at an alien world, they might want to send a robot advance party down to check out the surface before committing themselves to landing – but controlling a rover from space is far from straightforward, as the orbiting driver would only have intermittent line of sight contact with a ground vehicle.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Steering-a-rover-from-orbit-No-problem-now-says-ESA-402540/
  • NASA studies options for new long endurance UAS

    News | 09 Jul 2014 20:14 | Stephen Trimble

    ​NASA has launched a concept study to evaluate options for acquiring a new fleet of large payload, long endurance unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) within five to 10 years, the agency says.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/NASA-studies-options-for-new-long-endurance-UAS-401236/