PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer.
Amount Awarded to The Family Of David Duncan Undisclosed
The family of David Duncan, who was fatally injured when the Cessna 310 he was flying went down following its annual inspection, has been awarded an undisclosed amount to be paid by the Tupelo, MS Airport Authority. The Daily Journal of Northeast Mississippi reports that state law caps such against government entities at $500,000.
Message: Aerospace Means Business Through Commercial And Exploration Programs
Representatives from Florida’s aerospace industry will visit Tallahassee on March 12, 2014, to participate in Florida Space Day and share with legislators the opportunities the industry brings to Florida and the nation’s space program. “Aerospace means business and that translates into high tech, high paying jobs for Florida,” said Patty Stratton, chair of Florida Space Day 2014.
Vermont State Police Created Special Training Scenario At Army Facility
As a result of ongoing conversations with law enforcement personnel, the Unmanned Systems & Security Product (USPD) Division of ARA recently had the opportunity to demonstrate the Nighthawk IV Micro Unmanned Air System (UAS) to the Vermont State Police search-and-rescue and accident reconstruction teams and an Army Civil Support Team (CST).
Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets. The presence of atmospheric water was reported previously on a few exoplanets orbiting stars beyond our solar system, but this is the first study to conclusively measure and compare the profiles and intensities of these signatures on multiple worlds.
Space Agency And The Commonwealth Center For Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) In Richmond, VA Have Joined Forces To Advance Technology And Innovation
NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA and The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) announced a partnership Tuesday, making the space agency the first government member of the applied research center.
Will Install Ku-Satellite Technology For International Service
The FAA has granted an STC to inflight wireless company Gogo for the installation of its Ku-satellite technology on Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The company says the STC is a key milestone in launching its international connectivity service.
Modifications Completed On CASA-235 Military Transport Aircraft
Special-mission aircraft company ATK has completed the first flight test for the Kingdom of Jordan's two CASA-235 light gunship aircraft. ATK was awarded a contract by King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) of the Kingdom of Jordan to modify two of the country's CASA-235 transport aircraft into highly-capable and cost-effective special mission aircraft.
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EAA Counsel Alan Farkas has filed a 48 page Petition for Review of FAA Action and Other Relief with United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of EAA's attempt to overturn last spring's surprise FAA decision to bill the organization for the annual AirVenture Fly-In. The Farkas brief, again, seems very well-constructed and takes the FAA to task on several key points. Shell has reportedly become the first major oil company to develop a lead-free replacement for aviation leaded gasoline, and will now begin a strict regulatory appro
Thought/Opinions/Commentary by Jim Campbell, ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief
Nearly two months ago, ANN covered the fact that the Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, from World War II, had been identified and were being returned to his family for burial with full military honors. It was one more way that the best of America shows that those who made the ultimate sacrifice are not and will not be forgotten by those of us who understand that freedom is NOT free. Army Air Force 1st Lt. Robert G. Fenstermacher, 23, of Scranton, Pa., was buried on Oct
Safety Or Retribution? The Supreme Court Will Decide
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 9, 2013 in the case Wisconsin Airlines Corporation v Hoeper. The case will have great significance to the flying public because it will determine what limits are placed on airline personnel when reporting “suspicious” activities to TSA or other law enforcement agencies.
State Officials 'Aggressively Pursuing' A Deal With Boeing
The State of Kansas is "aggressively pursuing" a deal with Boeing to build the planemaker's newest airliner in the state. Boeing is actively looking outside the Puget Sound region for a place to build its 777X airplane after the machinists union declined a contract offer that included a promise to build the airplane in the Pacific northwest.
The pilot of a Russian airliner that went down near Kazan last month may have held an invalid pilot certificate, Russian authorities say. The accident resulted in the fatal injury of all 44 passengers and six crew on board the airplane.
A handheld directional light signaling device which emits a brilliant narrow beam of white, green, or red light as selected by the tower controller. The color and type of light transmitted can be used to approve or disapprove anticipated pilot actions where radio communication is not available. The light gun is used for controlling traffic operating in the vicinity of the airport and on the airport movement area.
Will Get Checked Out In Type At Boultbee Flying Academy
When you've got the money ... why not? Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt has reportedly dropped $3.3 million on an original Spitfire after landing his role in the WWII movie 'Fury' which is currently being filmed.
Aero Linx: Lieutenant George Robert Craig M.C. 44 Squadron
In 1998 I commenced research into my Uncle's death, which occurred in August 1917. He was killed while flying in the Royal Flying Corps. He was a decorated soldier but met his demise practising aerobatic fighting maneuvers in a Sopwith Camel, while serving with No. 44 Squadron, a home defense squadron based at Hainault farm aerodrome in Essex. He was the first airman killed in a flying accident serving with No. 44 Sqn. at Hainault Farm.
"The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on December 9, 2013 in the case Wisconsin Airlines Corporation v Hoeper. The case will have great significance to the flying public because it will determine what limits are placed on airline personnel when reporting 'suspicious' activities to TSA or other law enforcement agencies."
Source: From the opening of a Bruce Brandon article about a pivotal U.S. Supreme Court case that will be heard this week...