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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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Airbus A350-1000 successfully completes hot weather test at Al Ain airport

The A350-1000 test aircraft, MSN065, successfully completed hot weather testing at Al Ain International airport in the UAE.

The tests, which took place from July 4-7, involved the aircraft undergoing extreme weather conditions at temperatures above 40°C. The objective of the tests was to check systems behavior with a focus on the cabin, including cooling performance on the ground. The aircraft successfully cleared all the set parameters, demonstrating its maturity and readiness to operate in hot weather conditions.

Airbus has been using the Al Ain International Airport as its base for hot weather testing for a number of years now.

The A350-1000 is the new member of the all-new mid-size long-range A350 XWB family, offering unprecedented levels of operating efficiency, low noise and true long-range capability. The A350-1000 features a modified wing trailing-edge, new six-wheel main landing gears and more powerful Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.

Scheduled to enter into service in the Q4 2017, the aircraft currently has a total of 211 confirmed orders from 12 global customers.

July 12, 2017

Pic: Airbus 2017 – photo by A Doumenjou / master films

Written by Michael Jones


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