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Airbus Helicopters' VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) prototype has flown autonomously for the first time. At a drone test center near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, the pilotless rotorcraft performed a 10-minute free flight.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Airbus, Helicopters, UAV, French Navy, Autonomous flight, New Atlas Audio
Vertical take-off and landing drones, or VTOLs, have some big advantages over other types. There's also a trade-off, though, which the Latvian-made Fixar is designed to address.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: VTOL, Quadcopter
Rocket Lab has made some impressive gains lately as a relatively young space startup focused on launching small satellites to orbit, but the latest outing of its Electron booster hasn’t quite gone to plan. The rocket was lost during a mission to lift seven payloads into orbit, with the team now investigating the cause of the anomaly in hopes of returning to the launchpad soon.Continue ReadingCate
Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills is offering a trio of historic Apollo 11 artifacts as part of its Legends & Explorers auction, which takes place on July 17 and 18, 2020. Three of the hand controllers used to steer the famous Columbia Command Service Module (CSM) during the first manned lunar landing mission in July 1969 are expected to fetch between US$80,000 and $200,000 each.Continue Reading
German electrical automation company Festo has good form for pushing the envelope in robot development, previously showing off bio-inspired bot versions of ants, a kangaroo, flying penguins and more. Now the firm's engineers have revealed the latest developments, including aerobatic BionicSwifts.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Festo, Robots, Prototype
Nike has released its new Flight ball for the 2020/21 Premier League that has geometric grooves and sculpted chevrons to reduce drag. Read more
the ball integrates NIKE's new aerowsculpt technology to optimize its flight and performance. The post NIKE’s new flight ball promises a ‘revolution in football aerodynamics’ appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
ZeroAvia says it has successfully completed the first-ever flight of a commercial-scale electric-powered aircraft in the UK. On June 22, 2020, the company's HyFlyer aircraft featuring the latest version of its hybrid hydrogen/electric powertrain took off from Cranfield Airport in Bedfordshire as part of a program to develop large, long-range, zero-emission aircraft.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircr
Currently the only way of getting stable video of insects in flight involves tethering them in place – which some people would say isn't really "flying" at all. Now, however, French scientists have developed a camera platform that moves through the air with the insect.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, LifestyleTags: CNRS, Insect, Tracking, Video Cameras, University of Lorraine
The date for SpaceX's first manned Crew Dragon flight has been set. NASA announced that the Demo-2 mission will lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 27, 2020, at 4:32 pm EDT with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: SpaceX, NASA, International Space Station, Crew Drag


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