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Plasma wind tunnel testing

Watch the first simulated re-entry of a full-sized spacecraft in a plasma wind tunnel as the The Scirocco facility tests the Qarman cubesat.

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18 July, 2018



Sonic boom acoustic tests

This video, from a NASA Social event at Armstrong Flight Research Center, shows an F/A-18 producing a regular sonic boom at 0:43 and and then a low “boom” by performing the dive maneuver at 02:34. NASA researchers are preparing for public tests of technology designed to reduce the noise of sonic booms

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03 July, 2018



Autonomous vehicles explained

Safran’s SimplyFly! light hearted series of video’s takes on autonomous vehicles - how will they work and what are the main challenges? Learn more about the topic by watching this video.

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20 June, 2018



 

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With Airbus' Zephyr drone pushing the limits of aviation to reach an altitude of 74,000ft in the stratosphere during test flights, we would like to ask - where do you think the atmosphere ends and space begins?

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In this Issue - June 2018

The June 2018 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

EXTREME MEASURES: Scientists are using aircraft laden with instrumentation and are braving extreme weather conditions to gather data about melting glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctica.

 

ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND: The Space Launch System is the largest rocket ever build, and it's currently being tested using infrastracture on the same scale as its massive structure before it sends astronauts to the moon.

 

OLD BEFORE THEIR TIME?: The recent engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 calls into question the tools and techniques being used to test aircraft for fatigue.

 

F-35 CHECKS OUT: The completion in April of the system development and demonstration phase of the F-35 Lighning II program provides an opportunity to look back at more than a decade of intense testing.

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In this Issue - SHOWCASE 2018

The Aerospace Testing International Showcase 2018 issue is now available online! Packed full of news, interviews and features, including:

 

TESTING TIMES : There are more new commercial airliners (including variants) currently in flight testing than there have been for many years. Aerospace Testing International summarizes activities underway among seven manufacturers

 

FATIGUE TESTS FOR ALLOYS : Research into fatigue crack growth rates, supported by an international research project, shows that introducing pivot points and modern computer technology can determine very accurate crack growth rates that may require less testing in the future

 

HAVE YOU MET...? : Meet Robert S Rutledge, fatigue testing expert at the National Research Council of Canada

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