New Turboprop Engine to be Designed for European UAV Applications

Safran Helicopter Engines has announced that it has partnered with ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH (ZFL) and MT-Propeller to design a new turboprop engine for European unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) applications. The new engine will be based on Safran’s Ardiden 3 rotorcraft engine, with additional technologies that have been matured through the company’s… Read more“New Turboprop Engine to be Designed for European UAV Applications”

DHS, FAA and NASA Preparing Drone Traffic System

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate is teaming up with NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration in order to manage unmanned aerial vehicle traffic. With projections of seven million drones that could congest the national airspace, the federal agencies needed a capability to control the domain.

Falcon Heavy soars; SpaceX lands critical NASA double asteroid redirect launch

To say 11 April 2019 was a banner day for SpaceX would be an understatement.  The private space company that has soared into the public’s imagination and trust not only succeeded in launching its Falcon Heavy rocket – the most powerful currently operational rocket in the world – on its… Read more“Falcon Heavy soars; SpaceX lands critical NASA double asteroid redirect launch”