Airbus has solar powered stratosphere drone that has flown for nearly 26 days

Posted in Hardware on 15th Aug, 2018
by Alex Muller

It will offer local satellite-like services and runs on solar power. It flies in the stratosphere at an average altitude of 70,000 feet.

Hypersonic aircraft are more realistic thanks to a ceramic coating

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2017
by Alex Muller

A carbide-based ceramic coating that's about 12 times more effective than current ceramics, making hypersonic aircraft more realistic.

Solar Impulse completes historic round-the-world trip

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The first round-the-world solar powered flight has been completed, after the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi.

Paul Allen making the largest plane ever for Stratolaunch

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

Stratolaunch will be a air-launch platform for orbital satellites and will rank among the largest aircraft in history; its wingspan alone will stretch the length of a football field.

DARPA XS-1 Spaceplane Program to Ease Access to Space

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

DARPA has announced Phase 2 of the XS-1 program, which seeks to design and fabricate an experimental unmanned spaceplane, and fly the vehicle ten times in ten days.