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August 24, 2019

Volocopter Reveals Design For New Urban Air Mobility Aircraft

VoloCity To Become First Commercial Volocopter Aircraft

Volocopter has presented the design for its newest air taxi model: VoloCity. This will be the fourth-generation electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) by the German Urban Air Mobility developer. The VoloCity has been designed to meet the safety standards specified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (SC-VTOL category enhanced) and incorporates user feedback as well as test data from all previous Volocopter generations.

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Indian Woman Becomes The First To Cross The Pacific In An LSA

Flew Across The International Dateline From Nome, Alaska To Anadyr, Russia

Another record has been set by the WE Expedition as 23-year-old Aarohi Pandit became the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean in an LSA.

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DOD Plans 'Trusted Capital' Program To Match Small UAS Makers With Investors

Initiative Announced At AUVSI Unmanned Systems Defense. Protection. Security In Washington

The U.S. Department of Defense will roll out a "trusted capital" program this fall aimed at bolstering the domestic industrial base for small unmanned aircraft, said Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.

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Pilot, Passenger Take Selfies While Plane Sinks

Pilot Blames Contaminated Fuel For Causing The Accident

The pilot and passenger of a Beech Bonanza that was being photographed over San Francisco Bay found themselves in cold water after the plane's engine failed and they were forced to ditch in the bay.

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NASA Looks To 3D Printing To Improve Aircraft Icing Research Tools

Cooperative Research Conducted By NASA, The FAA, ONERA And Others

NASA’s aeronautical innovators are using the most modern research tools available, including 3D printing, to generate new data that will help airplane makers and operators more efficiently deal with one of aviation’s oldest safety challenges – namely, icing.

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Maxar Technologies Awards Contract To SolAero Technologies

Will Supply Supply Solar Power Modules To Maxar Technologies For NASA's Power And Propulsion Element

SolAero Technologies has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies to power the Power and Propulsion Element of NASA's Gateway. Under the terms of the contract, SolAero will design and manufacture Solar Power Modules (SPMs) that will supply nearly 70 kilowatts to the Gateway as part of NASA's Artemis lunar exploration plans, which will enable future missions to Mars.

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Israel Takes Step Towards V-22 Osprey Purchase

Requests Price For The Aircraft From The U.S. Navy's International Programs Office

Israel's Defense Ministry has issued a price request to the U.S. Navy's International Programs Office related to the possible acquisition of V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

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Airbus-Built ExoMars Rover Gets Its 'Eyes'

U.K. Designed And Built Pancam Integrated On Rover At Airbus In Stevenage

One of the key instruments on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars rover, the Panoramic Camera (PanCam) has been fitted and integrated in the Airbus bio-burden cleanroom in Stevenage.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.24.19)

"China has flooded our market, to the point where we do not have a resilient and secure industrial base. What has this done for us? It's allowed us to get presidential determinations signed out that allow us to spend money in these areas to strengthen the supply base." Source: Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.24.19): Center Of Gravity Range

The distance between the forward and aft CG limits indicated on pertinent airplane specifications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.24.19)

NASA Giving Away Apollo-Era Saturn Rocket to Anyone who can Carry it Out

From Vintage News, if you've ever wanted your own Saturn 1 rocket, anyone with the means to transport it, it can be yours. Live or work in one place for a long enough time, and you being to accumulate a growing stockpile of, well… stuff. That’s true for the average person’s home, but it’s equally true for organizations, even NASA.

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