SpaceX will try to launch, land another Falcon 9 LIVE

Launch of a resupply mission to the ISS scheduled for 4:30 Eastern today. https://livestream.com/spacex Later today, the commercial launch company SpaceX will make another attempt at retrieving its Falcon 9 first stage following a launch. The company’s one previous effort had resulted in a rather explosive off-balance landing that damaged the barge that was the intended touch-down site. …

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Episode 62: Aerospace Discussion Panel – Aerospace in the North East

Special Guests – Al Samuel, Exec. Director of Aerospace Component Manufacturers
“The World’s Aerospace Alley”
ACM: World Leaders in Aerospace Since Flight Began

Max McIntyre, Vice President of Turbine Technologies in Farmington, CT

Commissioner Catherine Smith – Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Paul Rocheleau, CFO of HABCO in Glastonbury, CT

Machinists Challenge Gov Opposition, Move Closer to Unionizing Boeing’s South Carolina Plant

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Boeing’s largest union filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board Monday  to unionize 2,400 workers at the company’s airplane factory in South Carolina, setting the stage for a clash between the two sides in the strongly anti-union state. South Carolina’s government is strongly anti-union, so expect serious opposition from S.C. Governor Nikki Haley, and from Boeing itself to allow the Boeing …

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20,000 3D Printed Parts Are Currently Used on Boeing Aircraft as Patent Filing Reveals Further Plans

Two quick ways to gauge the growth of additive manufacturing within our society are to look at the number of related patent filings, as well as the number of fortune 500 companies who are putting the technology to use. The number of patent applications related to 3D printing has soared over the past decade by …

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Composite plane life cycle assessment shows lighter planes are the future

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A global fleet of composite planes could reduce carbon emissions by up to 15 per cent, but the lighter planes alone will not enable the aviation industry to meet its emissions targets, according to new research. The study, by the Universities of Sheffield, Cambridge and University College London, is the first to carry out a …

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Entire Aircraft Engine Built With 3D Printer at Australia’s Monash University

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The 3D printed engine is a replica of a gas turbine engine, an auxiliary power unit used in aircraft such as the Falcon 20 private jet. Its producer, French aerospace company Microturbo (Safran) says it was chosen because they were willing for the internal workings to be displayed. Two jet engines have been printed. One …

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Two Component Flame Retardant Epoxy Developed for Aerospace Industry

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Developed primarily for specialty aviation applications, Master Bond EP90FR-V is a two part epoxy system that passes the vertical burn test portion of the FAR standard 14 CFR 25.853(a) for flame retardancy. This enables it to be used in aviation applications including interior panels, door frame lining and floor/door assemblies. EP90FR-V has a convenient one to one …

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Interview with Mike Hawes Lockheed Martin vice president and Orion program manager, and Chair of AIA’s Space Council

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ExecutiveReport A Quarterly Digest from the Aerospace Industries Association 4th Quarter 2014 Orion Hits the Target MTessage Time to End the Gridlock throughout AIA’s Second to None Campaign, we’ve pointed out the folly of locking our nation’s security and R&D policy in a fiscal vise for a decade, regardless of the circumstances we face. When …

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