Trump's NASA Budget Proposal

06/06/2017

NASA logo The Trump administration is proposing a 19 billion dollar budget for NASA in fiscal year 2018 - a less than 1% decrease from 2017 - as part of the overall 1.1 trillion dollar draft budget. The 2018 budget eliminates NASA's Office of Education which is used for engaging and educating Americans in NASA's overall mission.

The budget focuses on deep space exploration rather than Earth centric research. NASA's acting administrator said in a statement "The FY2018 proposal is a positive budget overall for NASA".

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SpeedNews Defense & Space

NORTHROP GRUMMAN has $9.4m U.S. Air Force contract for B-2 Crystal Oscillator Replacement Engineering Services.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/speednews-defense-space-1276

China’s AECC Displays Sample CMC Engine Vanes

Aero Engine Corp. of China (AECC) has produced turbine-engine parts in ceramic matrix composite (CMC), a material that offers low weight and high resistance to temperature.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/awin-only/china-s-aecc-displays-sample-cmc-engine-vanes

オーストラリアが軍用極超音速飛行機を開発 (Australia Stepping Up Interest in Military Hypersonics Capability)

極超音速の覇権争いが中国、ロシア、アメリカの冷戦三国間で激化する中、オーストラリアは高速兵器の攻撃能力と防御能力の両方の開発への関心を高めており、監視、偵察および宇宙へのアクセスのためにマッハ5以上の速度で飛行する技術をサポートしている。

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/asia-aerospace-defense/australia-stepping-interest-military-hypersonics-capability

UK Airlines And Their Maintenance Divisions: Flybe

The UK is home to a small number of airlines, with only a handful providing third-party maintenance services. Take a look at the spotlight on Flybe.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/uk-airlines-and-their-maintenance-divisions-flybe

NASA Commercial Crew Providers Enter Fast-Paced Final Test Round

Boeing and SpaceX face final key tests as they enter the home stretch in delayed development of NASA’s Commercial Crew program.

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Source: https://aviationweek.com/commercializing-space/nasa-commercial-crew-providers-enter-fast-paced-final-test-round

Carbon emissions soar as tourism reaches new heights

A researcher is examining how the flight routes people take to get to tourist destinations impact the amount of pollution in the air.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191002121719.htm

Supercomputers use graphics processors to solve longstanding turbulence question

Advanced simulations have solved a problem in turbulent fluid flow that could lead to more efficient turbines and engines.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190725091859.htm

Successful automatic landing with vision assisted navigation

Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Researchers have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190704191353.htm

'Neural Lander' uses AI to land drones smoothly

Control engineers and AI experts team up to make drones that fly more smoothly close to the ground.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190524130220.htm

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or VTOLs, finds that they wouldn't be suitable for a Jetsons-style short commute.

Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190409135923.htm