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30 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Mars One, a non-profit organization that plans to establish a permanent human colony on Mars by 2025, has selected its semi-finalists. Mars One officials have completed the semi-final round of its selection process for the first four person crew to travel to Mars, one way. When Mars One first solicited applications, this aerospace geek posed the question on social media: Would you travel to and live … Read More

Mil-Aero, Mentor.com, Milaero, Geek, Mars, Aerospace, Mentor, Technology, Mentor Graphics, mars colony, Mars One

29 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Aerospace professionals have, for the past two months, been eagerly watching the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program (CLEP) Chang’e 3 mission to the Moon. Late last week, however, the China National Space Administration’s (CNSA’s) dreams of having its Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu (or Jade Rabbit) lunar rover successfully perform a lengthy mission (one year for the lander and three months for the rover) on … Read More

Technology, Moon, Mentor Graphics, Chang'e 3, China National Space Administration, Mentor.com, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Aerospace, CNSA, Geek, COTS, Jade Rabbit, Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, Lunar, Mentor, CLEP, Electronic, Electric, Yutu

28 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen Yutu, which is said to translate literally to “Jade Rabbit,” is China’s unmanned rover that made headlines in December, when it achieved an historic milestone. On 14 December 2013, it became the first probe to soft-land on the Moon in nearly 40 years, earning China the distinction of being the third country to log this impressive achievement. (A soft-land is a landing that is smooth, steady, and does … Read More

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28 Jan, 2014

J VanDomelen The aerospace market is booming, and expected to remain in a positive direction for some time to come. Organizations across the world are investing in the advancement of myriad spacecraft and aircraft programs. In the U.S., NASA officials have been actively partnering with commercial aerospace firms, and innovators design, develop, and test novel new aircraft platforms, both manned and unmanned. At … Read More

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, China National Space Administration, UAV, Yutu, CNSA, Aerospace, Moon, Lijian, Sharp Sword, Lunar, Shenyang Aviation, Geek, Technology, Jade Rabbit

23 Dec, 2013

J VanDomelen 2013 brought with it continued economic challenges, with military and aerospace (mil/aero) budgets suffering cutbacks; yet, the mil/aero community continues to innovate and find ways to accomplish more with less. Militaries around the world are achieving more with fewer resources through the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also popularly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or remotely piloted … Read More

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27 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) continue to be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, according to Teal Group analysts. In fact, spending on UAS is anticipated to more than double over the next decade, growing from current worldwide UAS expenditures of $5.2 billion to $11.6 billion annually and totaling just over $89 billion in the next 10 years. As the unmanned … Read More

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26 Nov, 2013

J VanDomelen The civil aerospace market is alive and well, as evidenced by myriad aircraft orders and business agreements announced during the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) this week. Richard L. Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at Teal Group in Fairfax, Va., forecasts the worldwide aircraft market to contribute roughly $4 trillion to the world economy over 10 years (through 2022), with … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, Airbus, Boeing, Aerospace, Milaero, Geek, Richard L. Aboulafia, Mentor, Bombardier, Technology, Dubai Airshow

31 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen “The Minotaur project is advancing how robots and humans work together,” according to David Rowe, CEO of 5D Robotics in Carlsbad, Calif. “As U.S. Defense and commercial budgets shrink, robots will be called upon to take on more complex tasks and work in close cooperation with humans.” 5D Robotics and Charles River Analytics in Cambridge, Mass., won a $100,000 Small Business Innovations … Read More

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29 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen Popular Mechanics this month announced the recipients of its 2013 Breakthrough Awards. This year’s list honors innovators in the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community, including engineers at NASA JPL, Northrop Grumman Corp., and more. A growing number of mil/aero engineers are focused on advancing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and sensor technologies. Innovations in these areas are also turning … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, BioTac Sensor, Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, UAV, University of Pennsylvania, Aerospace, USC, Milaero, KMel Robotics, Popular Mechanics, Mentor, quadcopter, Engineer, quadrotor, Geek

28 Oct, 2013

J VanDomelen Popular Mechanics just unveiled this year’s Breakthrough Award recipients. The Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards honor people and companies whose work will transform the world in years to come. It is not surprising, then, that the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community is well represented among innovators who are advancing science and technology. This year’s honorees include several military … Read More

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30 Sep, 2013

J VanDomelen The commercial satellite market segment is growing—with help, in part, from governments around the globe. Government services remain an important market for satellite services, according to Forecast International’s latest report: “The Market for Commercial Communications Satellites.” “Because governments cannot meet their communications needs entirely with their own satellite fleets, they … Read More

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30 Aug, 2013

J VanDomelen Test engineers at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., crashed an old Marine helicopter at the Landing and Impact Research facility. NASA collaborated with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the full-scale Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Testbed. The goals of the complex crash-test event are to test aircraft seatbelt safety, to make aircraft safer and … Read More

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29 Aug, 2013

J VanDomelen NASA officials announced this month their intention to solicit the military and aerospace (mil/aero) community for technology proposals in support of robotic or human exploration of Mars in 2020. Goals of the Mars 2020 mission include exploring Mars as a potential habitat for life, searching for signs of past life, and collecting samples. The tentative target date for the mission to Mars is in the July/August … Read More

Milaero, Mil-Aero, Technology, Geek, Goddard Space Flight Center, Aerospace, Mentor Graphics, Mentor.com, Mars 2020, Mentor

28 Aug, 2013

J VanDomelen An impressive $1.315 billion is earmarked for planetary science in the “Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, 2014,” released July 2013. The Appropriations Bill brings a welcome $100 million more than the U.S. President’s Budget to the field for Fiscal Year 2014. The billions of dollars set aside for NASA will preserve “a NASA portfolio balanced among science, aeronautics, … Read More

Mentor.com, Mentor Graphics, Mil-Aero, Europa, budget, Mars, Milaero, nasa, Mentor, Geek, Technology, Jupiter

30 Jul, 2013

J VanDomelen The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft is impressive… and expensive. Thankfully, the $3 billion (U.S.) Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project that combines the efforts, experience, and resources of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ISA). The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, comprising an orbiter and a probe, launched in 1997 aboard a Titan IV-B launch vehicle, built by … Read More

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