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Graduating from the Google Lunar X Prize

  Six years ago, Astrobotic made a bold move. We were the first Google Lunar X Prize team to announce a contract with a launch service provider to compete for the $20 million prize in a bid to become the first private company to land on the moon. Source: Spacenewsmag  


Singapore Changi Airport Surface Safety System Awarded to Saab

Defence and security company Saab has been selected by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to deploy its Advanced – Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) and latest generation Multilateration System at Singapore Changi Airport. Source: Saab Group


Gripen completes test flights with 100% biofuel

Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the aircraft can be flown with an alternative fuel and gives valuable knowledge for future possible use of alternative fuel. Source: Gripen completes test flights with 100% biofuel


Boeing 737 MAX 9 takes off on first flight

Boeing’s first 737 MAX 9, the second variant of the re-engined 737, launched its maiden flight Thursday, officially starting its flight test program. Source: Boeing 737 MAX 9 takes off on first flight


Search for Life | SpaceNews Magazine

A grand challenge for the U.S. space program Over the last several months, U.S. voters have had the chance to examine the views of Hillary Clinton and Donald Source: Search for Life | SpaceNews Magazine


Satcom Direct First To Offer Panasonic’s Global High-Speed Connectivity Service For Business Aviation

NBAA, Orlando, FL – 31 October, 2016 – Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic)  today announced that Satcom Direct (SD) will be the first business aviation Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Panasonic’s global business aviation connectivity service. With prioritized traffic and bandwidth optimized for the business aviation market, Panasonic offers a superior customer experience. Panasonic’s open architecture network Source: Satcom Direct First To Offer Panasonic’s Global High-Speed Connectivity Service For Business Aviation – Panasonic Avionics Corporation


Taking Satellite Imaging to a Whole New Level | Harris

Our world revolves around digital technologies. We connect with our families, friends, coworkers, and the World Wide Web in seconds using devices that fit in our pockets, in our briefcases, and on our wrists. We can explore the world and the universe—even make astounding discoveries—at any hour from personal computers, without ever leaving the comfort of our desk chairs. Source: Taking Satellite Imaging to a Whole New Level | Harris


Boeing: UPS Orders 14 747-8 Freighters

Boeing and UPS have announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes. Source: Boeing: UPS Orders 14 747-8 Freighters


UAV Drones Market worth 21.23 Bn USD by 2022

to the new market research report, now available on ASDReports, “UAV Drones Market” the global UAV drones market size is expected to be USD 21.23 Billion Source: UAV Drones Market worth 21.23 Bn USD by 2022


How Wireless Makes the Industrial Internet Work — Q&A With Mark Bartolomeo – GE Reports

The Industrial Internet is revolutionizing how businesses operate across a range of industries, with companies from railways to healthcare providers starting to reap the benefits of machine-to-machine connectivity.   The need for secure connections at remote locations around the world — whether on an oil rig or inside a jet engine — is also creating […] Source: How Wireless Makes the Industrial Internet Work — Q&A With Mark Bartolomeo – GE Reports


SpaceX fingers helium as cause of Falcon 9 rocket explosion

SpaceX has released the preliminary findings into the Falcon 9 accident on Sept. 1 that destroyed the unmanned rocket. According to the company, the exact cause of the explosion is still uncertain, but it has narrowed things down to the cryogenic helium system used to feed the second stage engine. Source: SpaceX fingers helium as cause of Falcon 9 rocket explosion


Connecting Flights | SpaceNews Magazine

Mobile satellite communications is soaring to new heights Every major satellite fleet operator is positioning itself to win the aeronautical broadband Source: Connecting Flights | SpaceNews Magazine