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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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May 2018


Click here  Test engineer instrumental in Airbus A300 passes away at 85

Click here  Bombardier flight testing Rolls-Royce Pearl engine

Click here  Piaggio Aerospace successfully tests satellite drone control

Click here  Advanced arresting gear testing begins for C-2A, E-2C and E-2D Hawkeye

Click here  Aerojet Rocketdyne completes hot-fire testing of in-space engine

Click here  G500 business jet on schedule to complete final certification

Click here  Dual long-range anti-ship missiles complete test

Click here  Element upgrades USA environmental testing lab

Click here  US Air Force sets new world record with jet engine test

Click here  Funding boost for Rolls-Royce icing research

Click here  Sikorsky wins award for stormy cyclone marine helicopter tests

Click here  UK and France to run test pilot exchange program

Click here   Researchers develop VR tests for autonomous drones

Click here  Airbus starts A330neo cabin tests

Click here  Second MC-21 test aircraft takes to the air

Click here  Bell 505 helicopter certified in China

Click here  AES Global achieves certification for transmitting portable electronic devices on Boeing 777

Click here   Costly McKinley Climatic Lab fire was caused by oxy-acetylene torch

Click here  Embraer to keep to KC-390 timetable despite test incident

Click here   National Instruments releases SystemLink software for testing system management

Click here  Uber's air taxi network concept moves forward

Click here  Trials for Common Anti-air Missile and compact launcher completed

Click here  BAE Systems to develop non-GPS optical seeker for precision munitions

Click here  MDS Aero Support named as prime contractor behind new Rolls-Royce engine testing facility

Click here  Simulation software helps cargo drone development

Click here  NASA seeking proposals for space technologies to flight test

Click here  Researchers to improve narrow bandwidth test flight communications

Click here  COMAC completes ARJ21 regional jet crosswind testing


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