Near Term Space Exploration with Commercial Launch Vehicles Plus Propellant Depot, Dr. Alan Wilhite and Dr. Douglas Stanley, Dale Arney and Chris Jones, GRAs Georgia Institute of Technology/ National Institute of Aerospace “The Propellant Depot Hypotheses * Large in-space mission elements (inert) can be lifted to LEO in increments on several medium-lift commercial launch vehicles … More Using Commercial Launchers and Fuel Depots Instead of HLVs
Greensboro, North Carolina, December 21, 2010 – Honda Aircraft Company, Inc., today announced that it has successfully completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet advanced light business jet. The event is a significant step in Honda’s aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012. The first conforming HondaJet lifted off yesterday, December 20, … More Honda Achieves First Flight of FAA-Conforming HondaJet
By Bradley Perrett Beijing Across China, airports are being expanded, airline traffic is booming and civil aircraft development is moving ahead, but that seems to be not enough for Beijing, which is according the sector high priority in a new national five-year economic plan. Aircraft-building is included in seven industries that the plan has elevated … More Chinese 5 year Plan for Aviation
By Frank Morring, Jr. WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, Va. — Orbital Sciences Corp. is on track — with “a limited amount of slack” — to fly its new Taurus II launch vehicle in September on a risk-reduction mission. The first flight main stage is on a ship en route from the KB Yuzhnoye factory in Ukraine … More Orbital Sees First Taurus II Flight In Sept.
By William Garvey firstname.lastname@example.org The Chinese could soon be owners of another U.S. aviation entity – specifically the SJ30 business jet program. Sources tell AWIN that serious negotiations are under way to acquire the SJ30, now stalled by Emivest’s bankruptcy, and that the deal could close this year.Even though the program was begun by Ed … More Chinese Mull Another BizAv Buy
There is a cottage industry these days – inside and outside of NASA – wherein people speculate what Heavy Launch Vehicle (HLV) design NASA is or is not pursuing. Everyone has Powerpoint charts, meeting notes, etc. but no one has all the facts. Nor are they likely to for months. The leaks have become a … More Heavy Lift Rocket Standoff on Capitol Hill
LAKELAND, Fla., March 29, 2011 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its new Corvalis TTX high-performance single-engine piston today at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Fla. The Corvalis TTX features new standard and optional equipment, all-new interior and paint scheme options, and the Intrinzic™ flight deck … More Cessna Launches Corvalis TTX at Sun ’n Fun Fly-In