Mon, Jun 20, 2011
High-Altitude Long Endurance UAS Preps For First Flight
The Boeing Phantom Eye high altitude long endurance (HALE) UAS
completed 12 days of ground vibration and structural mode
interaction tests this month at NASA's Dryden Flight Research
Center at Edwards Air Force Base, CA. Phantom Eye is being prepared
for its first flight, scheduled for later this summer.
Phantom Eye's two hydrogen fuel tanks also were successfully
filled with nitrogen to test fueling procedures and the aircraft's
full-fuel weight configuration.
Phantom Eye has a 150-foot wingspan and is powered by two
2.3-liter, four-cylinder hydrogen engines that each provide 150
horsepower. It is designed to fly at 65,000 feet for up to four
days; perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance
missions; and serve as a communications relay.
Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of >[...]
NASA Down-Selects Spacecraft For The “Commercial Crew” Program Just after 4:00 pm Eastern Time, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden announced the agency’s choice of>[...]
Small But Feature-Packed, The Discovery Lite Impresses While at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, checks in at the MGL exhibition to see how glass p>[...]
Committee Judge Ruled That Thom Richard Crossed The Showline, Was Disqualified Sunday, Sept. 14 concluded what was one of the most competitive National Championship Air Races in re>[...]