Archive For The “Technology” Category

Boeing comes up with its vision for a hypersonic spy aircraft

Boeing seems to have come up with the early details of its own design for a hypersonic tech demonstrator that would be a spiritual successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. This means that this is meant to be a logical extension of the company’s X-51A Waverider: the wedge-shaped, twin-tail body is designed to minimize drag while […]

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ISRO Chief on a mission to cut expenses on launches

The Department of Space (DoS) is anticipating an increase in financial outlay in next month’s Budget, even as its new Secretary K. Sivan said the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO ) was working to reduce the cost of its satellite and launch vehicle missions. Dr. Sivan, who formally took charge on January 22, 2018 as […]

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NAL confident of desi civil aircraft project taking off

Saras, the Light Transport Aircraft (LTA) developed by the National Aeronautics Laboratories(NAL) completed a successful 40-minute flight, bringing back hopes of a revival, even as no funding has been committed so far. The project, which was first conceived in 1989 was to be shelved after the aircraft’s infamous crash in March 2009 but was given […]

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A Norwegian plane went from New York to London in 5 hours and 13 minutes – the fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight ever

A Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departing from New York JFK reached London Gatwick in five hours and 13 minutes on Monday – the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight recorded on a commercial aircraft, beating the previous record of five hours, 16 minutes. There were 284 passengers on board, who, after leaving New York at 11.44 a.m. […]

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Space tech being used for 125 govt projects: ISRO Chief

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is providing space technology to government departments in 125 areas to help them work on projects effectively and efficiently. After taking over as ISRO Chairman, Dr K Sivan said, “ISRO is helping the Centre make the most of space technology for social-welfare and development projects. Explaining how it all started, […]

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India’s First Solar Mission Aditya-L1 to be Launched by 2020

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to launch the first solar mission, Aditya-L1. The project is approved and the satellite will be launched during 2019 – 2020 timeframe by PSLV-XL from Sriharikota, ISRO mentioned on its website. Aditya-L1 mission is aimed at studying the Sun from an orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrangian point 1 […]

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Work to integrate BrahMos on 40 Sukhoi aircraft begins

Work has begun to integrate the BrahMossupersonic cruise missile on 40 Sukhoi combat aircraft which is expected to fulfil critical needs of the Indian Air Forcein the wake of evolving security dynamics in the region. The air-launched variant of the BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, was successfully test fired from a Sukhoi-30 combat jet on November 22, marking […]

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India Developing Small Rocket To Cash In On Small-Satellite Boom

With the size of earth observation satellites reducing and the future trend moving towards a constellation of small satellites rather than a large one, India’s space agency is developing a smaller rocket that can carry satellites weighing up to 500 kg, a senior official said. India currently gets contracts to launch small satellites largely weighing […]

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BENGALURU: NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORIES’ AIRBOAT IS GOOD TO GO ON LAKE-CLEANING MISSIONS

The once-ubiquitous Maruti 800 may have lived out its life, but its engine has found a new host and is doing pretty well. The first-of-its-kind airboat, developed in India by National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), which was built to clear out weeds from Ulsoor Lake, has successfully undergone trials. Scientists at the civilian aerospace R&D laboratory […]

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Boeing and MIT Build New Wind Tunnel for Drones and Other Aerospace Ideas

Aerospace giant Boeing will act as the lead donor in an $18 million project allowing MIT to construct a new, updated wind tunnel.  The replacement of the 79-year-old Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel with a new facility will be “the largest and most advanced academic wind tunnel in the United States,” says an MIT announcement. The new facility will […]

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