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NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion

NASA works to improve solar electric propulsion
NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne of Redmond, Washington, to design and develop an advanced electric propulsion system that will significantly advance the nation's commercial space capabilities and enable deep space exploration missions, including the robotic portion of NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) and its Journey to Mars.
22nd April 2016

Sailing to Alpha Centauri at 100 million mph

Sailing to Alpha Centauri at 100 million mph
The Alpha Centauri star system is more than 25 trillion miles or 4.37 light years away. Even today's fastest spacecraft would take about 30,000 years to get there. However, renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking, investor and philanthropist Yuri Milner and Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg have announced a new Breakthrough Initiative focusing on space exploration and the search for life in the Universe which aims to shorten the journey to just 20 years.
21st April 2016

Sensitive IR instrument is ready for the NASA Telescope

Sensitive IR instrument is ready for the NASA Telescope
The ultra-sensitive, highly precise Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (Webb telescope) beat its most stringent requirements during Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) testing, which is now complete. Lockheed Martin built the instrument for the University of Arizona and NASA to serve as both the primary science instrument and the primary mirror-alignment sensor aboard the telescope.
12th April 2016


The next big thing in space is really, really small

The next big thing in space is really, really small
  Going into space is now within your grasp. A tiny spacecraft being developed at Arizona State University is breaking the barrier of launch cost, making the price of conducting a space mission radically cheaper.
8th April 2016

NASA to build a quieter supersonic passenger jet

NASA to build a quieter supersonic passenger jet
The return of supersonic passenger air travel is one step closer to reality with NASA's award of a contract for the preliminary design of a 'low boom' flight demonstration aircraft. This is the first in a series of ‘X-planes’ in NASA's New Aviation Horizons initiative, introduced in the agency’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
1st March 2016

Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo

Virgin Galactic unveils SpaceShipTwo
Virgin Galactic has unveiled its newly completed SpaceShipTwo. The rollout ceremony was attended by Sir Richard Branson and his family, Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts, and partners. Professor Stephen Hawking named the new vehicle Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity via a recorded speech and said, “I would be very proud to fly on this spaceship.”
22nd February 2016

Gears of exploration: from deep space to deep sea

Gears of exploration: from deep space to deep sea
While Star Wars fans excitedly await the next instalment of the film franchise, Harmonic Drive has released the next best thing: a short video inspired by the film. The video (below) demonstrates Harmonic Drive's technology in aerospace and defence applications, which until recently belonged in the realms of science fiction.
14th December 2015

EMI filter approved for space programme

EMI filter approved for space programme
  To meet the United States Department of Defense specification MIL-PRF-28861, Instec, a designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic interference filters and radio frequency interference filters, has manufactured and upscreened an EMI feed-through filter.
9th December 2015


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Future Surface Fleet 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom Portsmouth
Electronic Warfare Europe 2017
6th June 2017
United Kingdom Olympia, London
Close Air Support 2017
7th June 2017
United Kingdom London
UK Aerospace and Defence Forum 2017
20th June 2017
United Kingdom Royal Berkshire Conference Centre
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London