energyFalcon Heavy or New Glenn for New Moon Plans

John Shilling surveyed the payload capabilities of the SpaceX Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, Vulcan and the New Glenn rocket at Space Access 2019. The Falcon Heavy has the capabilities for Moon missions but a New Glenn with a third stage …

spaceCo-Orbital Transportation Infrastructure

Rand Simberg proposed a resilient low-earth orbit infrastructure.

future weaponsNext Gen Tiltrotor Much Faster than Helicopters and Will Fly Unmanned

The Tiltrotor Bell Valor V280 tiltrotor is now 55% faster than the maximum speed of the Blackhawk helicopter. The V280 is competing to replace helicopters as part of the Future Lift program. The Army wants it to be able to …

computersIBM May 4 Hackathon to Address California Wildfires

Call for Code, a worldwide, multi-year initiative that inspires developers to solve pressing global problems with sustainable software solutions. You may even have participated in the 2018 Global Challenge. Over 100,000 developers from 156 nations competed in the previous Call …

batteriesTesla Shanghai Gigafactory Roof Construction Progress

The Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory is on track to having the completion of the external building in May, 2019. Rapid completion of the Shanghai Gigafactory is critical for Tesla to hit sales goals in 2019. China buys over half of the …

spaceParts of SpaceX Orbital Starship Prototype

SpaceX is making good progress on putting together the pieces of an orbital starship prototype. This would be the pieces for the top part of the Super Heavy Starship. Here are renderings by SpaceX of the Super Heavy Starship. Here …

spaceSpaceX Falcon Heavy Center Core Booster in Pieces

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy Center Core booster landed safely on the drone-ship but then fell over. It has now returned to dock in pieces. The bottom half is the drone-ship. #FalconHeavy center core B1055 tipped over due to rough seas. …

energyPrecision Engineering of Solar Farms

Renewable energy sources has come a long way to becoming viable solutions for our clean energy needs. Solar energy has had decades of exponential growth. Global capacity is expected to reach over 1,000 gigawatts by 2023. Historically leaders in solar …