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Working model of NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity to be displayed at IAC

US: A working model of NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity is set to delight visitors to South Australia at this month’s International Astronautical Congress. The life-size replica was built with NASA’s blessing by Sydney company Yippee Ki-Yah for a Qantas Frequent Flyer promotion in 2013…(Read more)

SpaceX tests first stage of ‘world’s most powerful rocket’

US: SpaceX has completed testing of all three first-stage cores on its Falcon Heavy rocket. The company is preparing for the rocket’s first flight test, scheduled for early November. “Falcon Heavy’s 3 first stage cores have all completed testing at our rocket development facility in McGregor, TX,” the aerospace…(Read more)

Drones help insurance companies assess damage done from Hurricane Harvey

US: To assess the damage done from Hurricane Harvey, insurance companies in Texas are using the drones on a much larger scale to record images, save time and spare human adjusters from venturing into potentially unsafe areas. The insurance companies have increased the fleets of drones…(Read more)

Airbus Perlan Mission II makes history, sets new world record for glider altitude

Argentina: Airbus Perlan Mission II, the world’s first mission of sending an engineless aircraft to the edge of the space, made history on Monday, by flying it to over 52,000 feet and setting a new world altitude record for gliding. “We are celebrating an amazing victory for aerospace…(Read more)

GomSpace, Airbus Defence and Space partner to enhance space-based aircraft surveillance

Sweden: GomSpace A/S, a subsidiary of GomSpace Group AB has entered in a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus Defence and Space. At the recent Paris Airshow, Airbus Defence and Space announced their intent to create the “Airbus Surveillance Digital Eco-System” using…(Read more)


22-year old CEO changes the way autonomous cars see

LiDAR changes the way autonomous cars seeFor 22-year old Austin Russell, founder and CEO of Luminar Technologies, it took an incredible amount of genius and 5 years of relentless hard work to establish Luminar Technologies; maybe the most promising company of the autonomous driving industry that can make…(Read more)