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27 May, 2013
Embedded Software

One in a Million

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Mars One, a non-profit company based in the Netherlands, is offering the public a chance to travel to Mars one way—and, presumably, to take part in the first human settlement on the Red Planet. Would you make Mars your home? Competition is steep, to the surprise of more than a few military and aerospace (mil/aero) geeks. In fact, tens of thousands of Earthlings have already volunteered for the one-way … Read More

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27 May, 2013
Embedded Software

One-way Ticket to Mars

Posted by J VanDomelen

J VanDomelen Would you buy a one-way ticket to Mars? Seriously, just one way. It’s an interesting proposition, if not a bit frightening. Many have pondered that it is perhaps more likely that many people can conceive of putting someone we know on a one-way flight to the Red Planet, rather than taking on the challenge ourselves. Heck, even Ralph Kramden of “The Honeymooners” fame promised to send his wife Alice “straight … Read More

Mentor Graphics, Mentor, Mentor.com, astronaut, Aerospace, Mars, Mil-Aero, Milaero, Mars One, Design Automation, Red Planet, Geek, Technology

31 Mar, 2013

J VanDomelen During the Mentor Graphics Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) 2013 earlier this month, Teal Group Vice President of Analysis Richard Aboulafia delivered both good and bad news related to aerospace market trends. The good news: The commercial aviation market segment continues its strong growth, with orders for passenger jets extending to 2018. The bad news: The regional jet segment is suffering, … Read More

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30 Mar, 2013

J VanDomelen The Teal Group Vice President of Analysis Richard Aboulafia discussed aerospace market trends, including continued growth in the commercial aviation segment, during the Mentor Graphics Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) 2013 in Dallas earlier this month. Commercial jetliners are a “serious anomaly” and make up more than half of the entire market in terms of industrial output and revenue—with … Read More

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29 Mar, 2013

J VanDomelen Richard Aboulafia, vice president of analysis at The Teal Group, a provider of aerospace and defense market intelligence, analysis, and forecasts, was informative (as always) at the Mentor Graphics Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) 2013 in Dallas this month. Not surprisingly, Aboulafia’s valuable insights will be the subject of a series of blogs on the aviation market, including both civil … Read More

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29 Mar, 2013

J VanDomelen Hundreds of military and aerospace (mil/aero) design engineers, engineering managers, and executives flocked to Dallas last week to attend Mentor Graphics’ annual Integrated Electrical Solutions Forum (IESF) focused on mil/aero applications, trends, and technologies. Mentor Graphics Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wally Rhines opened the annual event with an interesting keynote address on: Meeting … Read More

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29 Oct, 2012

J VanDomelen After 25 missions to outer space and 4,671 orbits around planet Earth, Space Shuttle Endeavour has completed its final voyage, dubbed mission number 26. Mission 26 entailed Endeavour’s move from its previous home in Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF) 2 at Kennedy Space Center (KSC), headquartered in Merritt Island, Florida, to its final resting place at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, California. … Read More

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28 Oct, 2012

J VanDomelen If you enter into discussions with anyone in the military/aerospace (mil/aero) community, you’ll likely hear “sequestration” more than once. Conversations among defense professionals today invariably touch on the topic, some even escalate into heated, impromptu debates. Reactions and predictions on the topic of sequestration vary wildly among mil/aero professionals. At a recent event in Washington, … Read More

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31 Aug, 2012

J VanDomelen If you watched the live broadcast of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover landing on the surface of Mars, you know it was a nail-biter. People all over the world—especially engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and technology firms the world over that had contributed systems and components to the mission—waited with baited breath for the successful completion of a number … Read More

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30 Aug, 2012

J VanDomelen NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft, housing the unmanned Curiosity rover, set upon a monumental, 9-month, 352-million-mile journey to its final destination–Gale Crater near the base of Mount Sharp on Mars–with help from a powerful Atlas V 541 launch vehicle. In fact, this November 2011 mission marked the first launch of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V 541 configuration. Roughly … Read More

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29 Aug, 2012

J VanDomelen Curiosity (cu·ri·os·i·ty, noun) is defined as: 1. a desire to know or learn; 2. an object that arouses interest, as by being novel or extraordinary; and 3. from the Latin “curiosus” meaning careful, diligent, thoughtful, devoted; elaborate, complicated; meddlesome, officious, prying, interfering, curious, inquisitive; and a spy or scout, informer. Certainly, the Curiosity rover and its mission—dedicated … Read More

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28 Aug, 2012

J VanDomelen By the time Neil Armstrong had reached his 30s, he had already logged an impressive career as an aerospace engineer, U.S. Navy officer, veteran of the Korean War, and test pilot. He retired from the Navy in 1960 and, just two years later, joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He didn’t retire from aerospace, however, and kept reach for the stars. Four years later, in 1966, … Read More

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27 Aug, 2012

J VanDomelen On Saturday, 25 August 2012, the worldwide aerospace community lost one of its greatest heroes. “Neil Armstrong was a hero not just of his time, but of all time,” describes President Barack Obama in a statement released the day of Armstrong’s death. “Thank you, Neil, for showing us the power of one small step.” Neil Armstrong, commander of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission, became … Read More

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26 Jul, 2012

J VanDomelen Forty-three years ago this month, astronauts made history. The Apollo 11 mission, a milestone in human history, continues to be celebrated worldwide decades later. The first words spoken on the moon by Neil Armstrong, the first to step onto the lunar surface, remain among the most famous and inspirational in the world: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Nearly 500 million people … Read More

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30 May, 2012

J VanDomelen “The delays are not caused by bungling or production glitches,” EADS CEO Louis Gallois is quoted as saying at the 2011 International Paris-Le Bourget Air Show (http://www.paris-air-show.com/). “The A350 is the best-managed program at Airbus by far and the program is under control. This is not about delays but about improvements in the program.” Airbus executives decided to delay by one year the new … Read More

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