September 8, 2014

MARS MISSION

Rush Hour

FACE TO FACE

Gearing Up

DEFENSE

Stepping-stones

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MARS MISSION

Rush Hour

Two orbiters and a comet are all poised to add to the traffic in the skies of Mars

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FACE TO FACE

Gearing Up

AW&ST: What technical milestones are coming up at Orbital Sciences Corp. and Thales Alenia Space between now and the June 2015 launch of the first Iridium NEXT satellites? Matthew Desch: Right now, the first satellite is being tested at Thales in France.
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DEFENSE

Stepping-stones

The F-35 may not land on HMS Queen Elizabeth until 2018, but the U.K. is already preparing

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DEFENSE

There’s the Rub

JSF engine fire blamed on seal friction

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DEFENSE

Spinning Up

Contractors vie for a piece of Poland’s increasing defense budget

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AIR TRANSPORT

Terminal Segue

NASA-developed optimal flow tools are set to debut in 2018

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PROPULSION

Plugging In

Certification regulations are lagging development of electric-powered light aircraft

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AIR TRANSPORT

Comeback Quest

Qantas CEO goes out on a limb with an ambitious target for the airline’s recovery

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MARS MISSION

Serendipity

Scientists and spacecraft operators are set for a unique comet flyby

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AIR TRANSPORT

Good Deeds

Xiamen Airlines will use the 787 not to make money but to support its home city

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