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Great Northwest launches 18-month aerospace initiative - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Great Northwest launches 18-month aerospace initiative - The Northwest Florida Daily News | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
The Northwest Florida Daily News Great Northwest launches 18-month aerospace initiative The Northwest Florida Daily News NICEVILLE — Florida's Great Northwest, the regional economic development organization that represents 16 counties, has begun to...
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U.S. Navy Blue Angels look toward a return in 2014

U.S. Navy Blue Angels look toward a return in 2014 | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
PENSACOLA, Fla.-- As the sunshine and blue sky lay above the warm waves on Pensacola Beach, a pair of high performance jets soar high over the northern gulf wa (NEW | @USNavy #BlueAngels look toward a return in 2014 (Photos)
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Baldwin County officials celebrate groundbreaking of $2.5 million aviation ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)

Baldwin County officials celebrate groundbreaking of $2.5 million aviation ... - The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog) | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
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Aviation business park wins $2m federal grant - The Oshkosh Northwestern

Aviation business park wins $2m federal grant - The Oshkosh Northwestern | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
Aviation business park wins $2m federal grant
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A plan to develop an 80-acre aviation business park at Wittman Regional Airport received a major boost Friday with word the project has received a $2 million federal grant.
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AAR Adds Third Line of Maintenance at Duluth MRO - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and

AAR Adds Third Line of Maintenance at Duluth MRO - The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
AAR Adds Third Line of Maintenance at Duluth MRO The Leading Aviation Industry Resource for News, Equipment and DULUTH, Minnesota, September 26, 2013 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces it has ramped up a third line of maintenance to support Air Canada's...
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New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia Team to Support FAA Unmanned Aircraft ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept.
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This article could just as well be about the regions of Florida who are also collaborating on a successful test site application under the leadership of Space Florida.

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Kansas Aviation Expo joins Wichita Flight Festival - Kansas.com

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Kansas Aviation Expo joins Wichita Flight Festival
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Shannon Yeager leads a session during the inaugural Kansas Aviation Expo at the National Center for Aviation Training.
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Composite and aerospace supply summit events will bring experts to Seattle. : Washington State – Building Business Legends

Composite and aerospace supply summit events will bring experts to Seattle. : Washington State – Building Business Legends | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
RT @WashAerospace: RT @ChooseWA: http://t.co/pwDgSQVLlV Great composite and aerospace supplier events coming soon to Seattle!
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AAR to open Louisiana MRO facility - Airfinance Journal (subscription)

AAR to open Louisiana MRO facility
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... more: MRO maintenance repair and overhaul North America the Chennault International Airport AAR.
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Penton Buys Aviation Week from McGraw Hill - M and A and Finance @ FolioMag.com

Penton Buys Aviation Week from McGraw Hill - M and A and Finance @ FolioMag.com | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
The privately-conducted deal is the third for Penton since 2010.
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Animating VASIMR®: The Future of Spaceflight

Ad Astra Rocket Company was started in 2005 when a group of NASA scientists decided to pursue the commercial development of a revolutionary propulsion system that will dramatically change space transportation and exploration. Among other crucial applications, the technology could provide a capability to save the world from an asteroid! The system that we are referring to is called the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket. Yes, that is quite a mouthful, so we refer to it simply as the VASIMR® engine.

 

You are probably  familiar with the huge rockets that lift payloads from earth's surface into space. These rockets all use some form of chemical combustion to produce thrust. They are impressive to watch and they are still the only way to reach low-Earth-orbit. However, once traveling at orbital velocity, chemical rockets become very inefficient. This is where electric propulsion and the VASIMR engine® come in.

 


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I've had the privilege of meeting Dr. Franklin Chang-Diaz. He is a delightful person and his team is developing technology that is a game-changer for getting to Mars and cost of fueling the ISS, among other missions.

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I've been told the VASIMR option wasn't realistic enough in comparison to other propulsion system in development. Well, it doesn't seem to stop Dr Chang-Diaz...

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Good video on various, worthwhile space missions and the potential use of a plasma propulsion system.

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'Sky's the limit' - ABQ Journal

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'Sky's the limit' ABQ Journal Now, as the Federal Aviation Administration prepares to open the nation's civilian skies to unmanned aircraft systems by 2015, New Mexico hopes to position itself as a key player in what many expect will be a...
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Federal Aviation Administration prepares to open the nation’s civilian skies to unmanned aircraft systems by 2015. Florida, New Mexico among states vying for test sites and protocol development.

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Tri-Cities Regional Airport seeking aviation-related companies for park - Kingsport Times News

Tri-Cities Regional Airport seeking aviation-related companies for park - Kingsport Times News | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
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Tri-Cities Regional Airport seeking aviation-related companies for park
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Now the airport is on the verge of expanding that revenue base with aviation manufacturing on the south side.
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Penn State Named Top Aerospace Talent Supplier - Onward State

Penn State Named Top Aerospace Talent Supplier - Onward State | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
Penn State was named a top supplier of workers and a valued alma mater in Aviation Week & Space Technology.
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McCrory Tours TIMCO, Talks Growth & Military Jobs - WFMY News 2

McCrory Tours TIMCO, Talks Growth & Military Jobs - WFMY News 2 | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
WFMY News 2 McCrory Tours TIMCO, Talks Growth & Military Jobs WFMY News 2 McCrory toured TIMCO Friday morning, talking with company officials and Mayor Perkins about potential company growth and a plan to incorporate more military members into...
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Piedmont Triad Partnership gets aviation funding - Winston-Salem Journal

Piedmont Triad Partnership gets aviation funding - Winston-Salem Journal | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
WFMY News 2 Piedmont Triad Partnership gets aviation funding Winston-Salem Journal The Piedmont Triad Partnership is among three North Carolina economic-development groups who have received funding from the first funding phase of the federal...
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Home of Honda Jet and Timco Aero among others - both have a Florida presence, I might add.

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Northwest Florida - Florida Trend

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Northwest Florida Florida Trend But along with a thriving tourist industry — that in 2012 increased by an average of 15% across many counties — Florida's Panhandle boasts a strong Aviation/aerospace/defense sector and, as the home of Florida State...
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Will learn even more this week at the 2013 Gulf Power Economic Symposium.

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NASA includes P&W in aerospace study of composite materials' use - Journal Inquirer

NASA includes P&W in aerospace study of composite materials' use - Journal Inquirer | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
NASA includes P&W in aerospace study of composite materials' use
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Pratt & Whitney is among a half-dozen U.S.
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Aviation industry provides solid landing for Wisconsin's economy - Ashland DAily Press

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Aviation industry provides solid landing for Wisconsin's economy
Ashland DAily Press
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has released an updated report on the economic significance of the aviation industry in Wisconsin.
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Vector Aerospace Plans Brazilian MRO Center - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

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Vector Aerospace Plans Brazilian MRO Center
Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
The 29,000ft2 facility is slated to provide engine and helicopter maintenance support for the Toronto-based MRO's local customers.
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Area aviation firms to hold rally today - ABQ Journal

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Area aviation firms to hold rally today
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Albuquerque-area manufacturers Aspen Avionics, Bendix/King by Honeywell and Eclipse Aerospace plan to stage a 12:30 p.m.
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Aspen Avionics, Bendix/King by Honeywell and Eclipse Aerospace tout their industry’s contributions to the economy

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BAE Systems converts F-4 Phantom fighter jets into unmanned aerial vehicles for U.S. Air Force | sUAS News

BAE Systems converts F-4 Phantom fighter jets into unmanned aerial vehicles for U.S. Air Force | sUAS News | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
#BAE Systems converts F-4 Phantom fighter jets into unmanned aerial vehicles for #US Air Force - http://t.co/K58MzK3k5k
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Commercial Spaceflight Federation on Senate Budget: We Like It ...

Commercial Spaceflight Federation on Senate Budget: We Like It ... | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) applauds the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill approved yesterday by the.
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CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria keynoted FEDC Conference in June. We congratulate him and Space Florida their work to secure funding for the Commercal Crew Program.

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i-HLS Indian desire for UAS drives them to home production

i-HLS Indian desire for UAS drives them to home production | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
The Israeli producers of unmanned air systems (UAS) are worried, and with good reason.
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Interest sought from Northrop Grumman, General Atomics, EADS, Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, BAE Systems, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Saab and Dassault

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ISRO plans string of satellite launches, includ...

ISRO plans string of satellite launches, includ... | Aviation, Aerospace, & Defense | Scoop.it
Sriharikota, India (IANS) Jul 04, 2013 The Indian space agency has lined up a string of launches, including the silver jubilee flight of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C25 (PSLV-C25) carrying the Mars orbiter, a top official said.
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