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James Webb Space Telescope cryogenic testing time lapse

With its nine-month stay in Texas coming to an end, this time-lapse shows activity in the NASA Johnson Space Center's Chamber A cleanroom from the arrival of the Webb Telescope's optical and instrument segment through to its roll out from the chamber after completing its cryogenic testing.

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17 January, 2018



Boeing tests large cargo drone

In less than three months, a team of engineers designed and built the unmanned cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype. The innovative vehicle will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomous technology for future aerospace vehicles.

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17 January, 2018

 

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Third PC-24 prototype takes first flight

The third and final Pilatus Aircraft PC-24 prototype, P03, which also represents the series aircraft standard, took off from Buochs airfield in Switzerland on Monday March 6 at 9:45am to complete its maiden flight. The flight flew across central Switzerland for 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Following the maiden flights of the first PC-24 prototypes – P01 in May 2015 and P02 in November 2015 – the P03 completes the test fleet of PC-24 aircraft. The first two prototypes have flown a total of 1,350 hours to date, including numerous significant test flights. Certification flights will be flown with the series-conforming P03.

Certification of the PC-24 is expected in 4Q2017. Initial deliveries of the 84 pre-ordered aircraft will go ahead immediately after certification is obtained.

Edited by Michael Jones


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