Monthly Archives: November 2010

A subsidiary of The Boeing Company has joined efforts to design and develop an electric propulsion system for a light aircraft.

Bye Energy is planning on the Skywhawk’s first electric flight taking place in the spring Jeppesen, part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, is to collaborate on work by alternative aviation specialist Bye Energy, Inc., and Cessna to produce an electrically-powered Cessna 172 Skyhawk. It will collaborate on the design and development of the proof-of-concept aircraft, […]

Aurora Orion UAV Could Cut ISR Costs 80%

Aurora Flight Sciences is in talks with potential system integrators to help put its Orion five-day-endurance unmanned aircraft into production if a U.S. Air Force-funded technology demonstration proves successful. The small Manassas, Va.-based company rolled out the first of three planned Orion demonstrators at its Columbus, Miss., plant on Nov. 22, barely three months after […]

NASA CTO’s Online Partnering Tool

NASA’s Online Partnering Tool Welcome to NASA’s On-line Partnering Tool! This application has been designed specifically to help you align your top interests with NASA’s most appropriate experts. As the interactive tool walks you through the path to partnership, you will be asked to identify your specialized areas of interest. If you don’t see an […]

Senate Hearing: Transition and Implementation: The Nasa Authorization Act of 2010

  Category: Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Location: Russell Senate Office Building – 253, Washington, DC 20510, US 10:30 AM Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announces the following full committee hearing titled Transition and Implementation: The NASA Authorization Act of 2010. Please note this hearing was originally scheduled for Thursday, November 18, 2010 […]

Orbital Names Peter Marquez Vice President of Strategy and Planning

Former White House Director of Space Policy Joins Companys Strategic Planning Team to Address Future Opportunities in Government Space Programs (Dulles, VA 29 November 2010) – Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that former White House Space Policy Director Peter J. Marquez has joined the company as Vice President of Strategy and Planning. In […]

Border Patrol UAV Crash

This happened earlier in the year. It illustrates the issues of complex technology within a busy airspace in Arizona and the needs of the border patrol to be effieicent in their work. Certainly UAV aircraft are essential but there are issues that need to be addressed. I missed this until now, but a U.S. Border […]

India Set To Launch Agni-II Plus Missile

  BENGALURU, India — India is preparing for the first launch of an upgraded version of the Agni-II missile. Known as the Agni-II Plus, Agni-II Prime or A2, this nuclear-capable missile was developed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The surface-to-surface missile can hit targets at ranges between 2,500 km. and 3,000 km. […]