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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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GE T901 turboshaft testing completed

GE Aviation announced on October 9 the successful completion of prototype testing for the T901-GE-900 turboshaft engine, a part of the United States Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP).

The company-funded test engine exceeded the program’s performance requirements, proving that the GE T901 engine is ready for the ITEP Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase. T901 engine tests took place over six months and verified growth margin to meet future ITEP power requirements.

Following completion of the T901 prototype tests, GE continued the company-funded portion of its development program by running compressor, combustor and turbine component tests at its facilities in Lynn, Massachusetts, and Cincinnati, Ohio.

In addition, GE is utilizing the advanced turbine testing capability at the University of Notre Dame’s Turbomachinery Laboratory (NDTL) in South Bend, Indiana, where GE committed US$13.5m to fund advanced research and testing in 2014.

October 11, 2017

Written by Michael Jones


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