Aerospace Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the www.aerospace-technology.com web site http://www.aerospace-technology.com/ en-us http://www.aerospace-technology.com/ Aerospace Technology-Updates http://www.aerospace-technology.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Payloads finalised for UK’s second CubeSat mission http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newspayload-uk-second-cubesat-mission-4526453 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newspayload-uk-second-cubesat-mission-4526453 A suite of three payloads have been selected for the UK Space Agency and Algerian Space Agency's (ASAL) joint CubeSat development programme, AlSat Nano. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa tests technology to de-orbit and bring back satellites to earth http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-tests-technology-deorbit-satellites-earth-4526454 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-tests-technology-deorbit-satellites-earth-4526454 TechEdSat-4, a small satellite launched from the International Space Station (ISS) by Nasa has successfully entered its orbit, paving way to test technology that could allow returning satellites from their orbit to Earth's atmosphere. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa and Boeing to conduct vibration testing of SLS thrust vector control actuators http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-boeing-vibration-testing-sls-thrust-vector-control-actuators-4526301 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-boeing-vibration-testing-sls-thrust-vector-control-actuators-4526301 Nasa and Boeing are preparing to conduct vibration testing for thrust vector control actuator of the Space Launch System (SLS). Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT UK committee calls for balance between drone development and regulations http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsuk-committee-drone-development-regulations-4525992 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsuk-committee-drone-development-regulations-4525992 The unmanned aircraft industry needs to come up with new technologies to make Europe a leader in the segment, but regulators need to take necessary measures to control the use of drones, observed a UK sub-committee. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Airbus Helicopters unveils twin-engine H160 rotorcraft http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-helicopters-twin-engine-h160-rotorcraft-4526066 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsairbus-helicopters-twin-engine-h160-rotorcraft-4526066 Airbus Helicopters has unveiled H160, a twin-engine 5.5t-6t-class rotorcraft, at the ongoing Heli-Expo 2015 event in Orlando, Florida, US. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce RR300 engines to power Robinson’s R66 helicopter http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-rr300-engines-robinson-r66-helicopter-4526080 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-rr300-engines-robinson-r66-helicopter-4526080 Robinson Helicopter has selected Rolls-Royce to provide at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power its R66 turbine-powered helicopter. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Potential sites selected for UK’s first spaceport http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newspotential-sites-uk-first-spaceport-4525083 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newspotential-sites-uk-first-spaceport-4525083 The UK Government has shortlisted five locations as the possible sites for the country’s first spaceport. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Honeywell to support OneWeb’s satellite constellation for in-flight connectivity http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-oneweb-satellite-constellation-in-flight-connectivity-4524801 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newshoneywell-oneweb-satellite-constellation-in-flight-connectivity-4524801 OneWeb has selected Honeywell to provide aircraft equipment and airtime services to expand in-flight connectivity for commercial and military aircraft. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Air Methods to buy 200 Bell 407GXP helicopters http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-methods-bell-407gxp-helicopters-4525148 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsair-methods-bell-407gxp-helicopters-4525148 Air medical transport services provider Air Methods has agreed to buy 200 newly launched Bell 407GXP helicopters. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Macquarie Group to buy 90 AWAS aircraft for $4bn http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmacquarie-group-awas-aircraft-4525242 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsmacquarie-group-awas-aircraft-4525242 Australia-based Macquarie Group has agreed to buy a portfolio of 90 passenger aircraft from Irish aircraft lessor AWAS Aviation Capital for $4bn. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Lockheed Martin and Rocket Lab partner to explore future aerospace technologies http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-rocket-lab-partner-future-aerospace-technologies-4523925 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newslockheed-martin-rocket-lab-partner-future-aerospace-technologies-4523925 Lockheed Martin has agreed to invest in Rocket Lab, a New Zealand-based rocket research and development company, to support exploration of future aerospace technologies. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa prepares to integrate OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft systems http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-integrate-osiris-rex-spacecraft-systems-4523757 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-integrate-osiris-rex-spacecraft-systems-4523757 Nasa is preparing to commence integration of systems on the spacecraft for Origins Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-Rex) mission. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT SpaceX’s Falcon 9 lifts-off ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 all-electric satellites http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-falcon-9-abs3a-eutelsat-115-all-electric-satellites-4524081 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsspacex-falcon-9-abs3a-eutelsat-115-all-electric-satellites-4524081 All-electric satellites, ABS 3A and EUTELSAT 115 West B, have launched to supersynchronous transfer orbit aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Google prepares to conduct solar-powered internet drone test flights http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgoogle-solar-powered-internet-drone-test-flights-4524138 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsgoogle-solar-powered-internet-drone-test-flights-4524138 Google is preparing to conduct test flights of its solar-powered internet drones in the next few months. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia to trial new aircraft tracking system http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-indonesia-malaysia-trial-aircraft-tracking-system-4522886 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsaustralia-indonesia-malaysia-trial-aircraft-tracking-system-4522886 Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia have partnered to trial a new tracking technology to enhance aircraft monitoring over remote oceanic areas. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Euroconsult reports small satellites worth $7.4bn are planned for launch in five years http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssmall-satellites-launch-five-years-euroconsult-report-4522698 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newssmall-satellites-launch-five-years-euroconsult-report-4522698 Approximately 510 small satellites worth $7.4bn are estimated to be launched in the next five years, according to research by Euroconsult. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rolls-Royce opens aircraft engine blade casting facility in UK http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-aircraft-engine-blade-casting-facility-uk-4522972 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsrolls-royce-aircraft-engine-blade-casting-facility-uk-4522972 Rolls-Royce has officially opened a £110m advanced blade casting facility in Rotherham, England, UK. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT February’s top stories: ESA's IXV re-entry flight, first 3D-printed aircraft engines http://www.aerospace-technology.com/features/featurefebruary-top-stories-aerospace-4523231/ http://www.aerospace-technology.com/features/featurefebruary-top-stories-aerospace-4523231/ ESA's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) completed its mission to study re-entry capability for future reusable space transportation. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bombardier CS300 aircraft makes first flight http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-cs300-aircraft-first-flight-4522748 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsbombardier-cs300-aircraft-first-flight-4522748 Bombardier has completed first flight of the CS300 aircraft, the stretch version of the original CS100, at its facility in Mirabel, Québec, Canada. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT Nasa to launch Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft in March http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-launch-magnetospheric-multiscale-spacecraft-march-4521286 http://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/newsnasa-launch-magnetospheric-multiscale-spacecraft-march-4521286 Nasa is preparing to launch quartet of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft on 12 March aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, US. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT