Monthly Archives: September 2011

SpaceX To Try Reusable Launch

By Frank Morring, Jr. Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) engineers have concluded it may be possible to modify the company’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle to make it fully reusable, a feat SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk says could cut the cost of access to orbit “a hundred-fold.”Speaking at the National Press Club, Musk, who also […]

SpaceX Unveils Fully Reusable Falcon 9 Plans

  “Reusability is key to the dramatic cost savings that will enable advancements in human exploration of space. The Dragon spacecraft is fully reusable and SpaceX is working toward the goal of delivering the world’s first fully reusable launch vehicle.”

Cessna Launches New Light Business Jet: Citation M2

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 26, 2011 — Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today launched the Citation M2, a new light business jet that fills the gap between the Citation Mustang and the Citation CJ family. The Citation M2 features Garmin G3000 avionics, engines similar to those found in the Citation CJ series […]

Civilians Deliver Skylanes To Afghanistan

Three T182Ts Are The First Of 34 Cessnas To Seed The Afghan Air Force It was an unforgettable flight. Carl Gustafson, a First Officer with Jet Blue Airways out of Long Beach and a volunteer at Flabob Airport, got a little more excitement than he anticipated in flying a Cessna Skylane to Shindand, Afghanistan. Gustafson […]

  Construction to begin on Indianapolis International Airport solar farm Local firms will play key part in creation of one of the largest airport solar farms in North America INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) announced today that it has selected ET Energy Solutions, LLC to develop a solar farm on Indianapolis International Airport […]

NASA is Painting the Skies Green Over Santa Rosa

› NASA Green Flight Challenge News › Centennial Challenges Fact Sheet (PDF, 290 Kb)NASA and Centennial Challenge partner organization, the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency, or CAFE, Foundation of Santa Rosa, Calif., are encouraging aerospace enthusiasts to attend the Green Flight Centennial Challenge, set to be held at the Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa from Sept. […]

Matternet delivers drugs by robocopter

By: Rafe Needleman Matternet’s Andreas Raptopoulos with a prototype of his drug delivery system.(Credit: Rafe Needleman/CNET) The best thing I saw at CES in 2010 was the Parrot AR Drone, an iPhone-controlled quadcopter. It was a really fun toy, but an expensive one, and not that reliable either, as I learned when my demo unit dropped out of the sky. […]