A start-up that manufactures rockets with giant 3-D printers just scored $35 million in funding

Start-up Relativity Space’s latest round of venture capital funding brought in $35 million. The company says it can 3-D print 95 percent of its orbital rocket in development. At $10 million, Relativity’s Terran 1 is priced in the middle of today’s rocket market. Michael Sheetz | @thesheetztweetz The Stargate 3D printer at Relativity Space’s facility … More A start-up that manufactures rockets with giant 3-D printers just scored $35 million in funding

Advances In Fuel Cell Technology Target Drones

By AVweb Staff | March 23, 2018 As drone technology continues to evolve, fuel cells appear to be becoming more practical as power sources. Although still expensive and slower to respond to load changes, fuel cells have power-to-weight ratios currently two to five times higher than standard lithium ion batteries. And in the past couple … More Advances In Fuel Cell Technology Target Drones

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace team to Co-develop Commercial UAV Avionics

Clear demand for TSO’d and STC UAS avionics brings two industry leaders together ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. and BLOOMINGTON, Minn., March 19, 2018 — Today, Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace announced a co-development partnership that will bring certified avionics to the burgeoning UAS and unmanned air-taxi marketplace.  Aspen Avionics’/Sensurion’s focus is on FAA certified autopilots, communications, navigation, … More Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace team to Co-develop Commercial UAV Avionics

Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

New Drone will advance Department mission capability, improve safety, and reduce cost 3/13/2018 Last edited 3/13/2018 Date: March 13, 2018 Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov BOISE, Idaho – The U.S. Department of the Interior will soon have the use of up to 50 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) fixed wing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small aircraft support … More Interior Expands Capabilities with Vertical Take Off and Landing Fixed Wing Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

KHRUNICHEV SPACE CENTER: PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR SERIAL PRODUCTION OF ANGARA FAMILY OF LAUNCH VEHICLES

Department of Communications – Khrunichev Space Center Khrunichev Center (part of ROSCOSMOS State Corporation) and the Central Machine Building Research Institute (TsNIIMash) are performing joint vibration tests of one of the Universal Rocket Modules (URM-1) that form the core of the Angara-A5 first stage.  These tests started in late 2017 and will take several months … More KHRUNICHEV SPACE CENTER: PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR SERIAL PRODUCTION OF ANGARA FAMILY OF LAUNCH VEHICLES

ILS’s Pysher: Proton continues to reinvent itself to compete

by Warren Ferster — February 26, 2018   WASHINGTON, D.C. — The top executive with the U.S. firm that markets Russia’s Proton rocket blasted what he characterized as a recent slew of misinformation surrounding the vehicle, saying it enjoys the full support of the Russian government and that the culmination of a three-year quality control program instituted by … More ILS’s Pysher: Proton continues to reinvent itself to compete