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UAVs and robotics move into Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)
Technological innovations are changing inspections, parts stocking and repairs Airframe, engine and component OEMs are constantly trying to make their products last longer in service, be more reliable, require less-frequent maintenance and be easier to maintain. Much of the new best-practice maintenance...
Norway Plans 2016 Hybrid Rocket Flight Test
Norway-based aerospace and defense company Nammo plans to conduct the first suborbital test flight, in 2016, of a hybrid motor aimed initially at powering next-generation sounding rockets and ultimately larger orbital launcher systems. Working with the Norwegian Andoya Space Center, Nammo is...
esc participates in CNES industry day
esc participated in a industry day in Paris, hosted by the French national space agency CNES. The event was organized by Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic took place in mid-June with the aim of bring companies from both countries together...
esc Aerospace & SSF lead the OSRA-P workshop at ESTEC
esc Aerospace, along with Space System Finland led a workshop on the initial developments in the On-board Software Reference Architecture for Payloads activity. This ESA sponsored project investigates the applicability of various OSRA technologies specifically to the Payload domain. Various experts from...
esc Aerospace present at IDET 2015
esc Aerospace was present at the periodic International Defense and Exhibition and Trade show (IDET 2015), showcasing the current products and services. In addition to being a meeting point for industry players, the exhibition serves as a meeting point and opportunity to...
UAV Milestone: First Autonomous Aerial Refuelling
The X-47B successfully conducted the first ever Autonomous Aerial Refuelling (AAR) of an unmanned aircraft April 22, completing the final test objective under the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System demonstration programme. While flying off the coast of Maryland and Virginia in the...
Germany and France Agree on HALE project
Germany and France are to team up to develop military drones that would initially be used for battlefield surveillance, but could later be armed, the two nations’ leaders said in Berlin on Tuesday. Italy will also participate in the project which is to be...
50 Years of Spacewalks
It has now been 50 years since Alexey Leonov performed the first human Extravehicular activity. Performing his 12-minute spacewalk, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2, Alexey Leonov pioneered this practice that today remains one of the most sought after duties by all astronauts and...
3rd Generation Avionics now available for UAVs
The latest evolution of esc Aerospace’s modern avionics is now available for deployment on various unmanned platforms. The 3rd generations avionics take several existing sub-systems including accelerometers, gyroscopes and on board computers and integrate them all onto 1 functional avionics unit, saving...
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