September 4, 2019 |
There are reports that a third batch of China’s WS-15 turbofans has been delivered with performance better than US F135. This would mean that China has achieved the goal of about 197 kilonewtons (44,000 lbf) of thrust with an afterburner.
April 13, 2019 |
Stratolaunch Systems Corporation, founded by Paul G. Allen, today successfully completed the first flight of the world’s largest all-composite aircraft, the Stratolaunch.
February 22, 2019 |
Virgin Galactic had a suborbital test flight with a passenger. SpaceShipTwo reached an apogee of: 55.87miles 295,007ft 89.9km Virgin Galactic flew at three times the speed of sound. Three people were on the test flight that flew to edge of …
February 8, 2019 |
Elon Musk indicated that the SpaceX Super Heavy Booster will use welded, internal, longitudinal hat stringers . To the degree it may need hoop stiffness (probably not), combine with slosh baffles. Elon provided a general description of the internal structure …
December 27, 2018 |
Disk rotating detonation engines could provide engines that are 10% more efficient, which could enable hypersonic planes. The USA, China, and Russia will be ramping up hypersonic weapon and hypersonic plane spending over ten billions per year each. Combustion can …
December 3, 2018 |
A hybrid airship combines a blimp with plane for reliable speed and performance and greater safety. It can carry up to 8 passengers or 2000 lbs in its spacious cabin, which can easily be reconfigured to enable any number of …
November 23, 2018 |
Researchers reviewed all lofting technologies that seem plausible as methods to put 100,000 tons per year of sulphur to an altitude of up to ~20 km in 2033. The program then scales to 5 million tons per year. Their main …