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Astronaut-made virtual co-pilot

Reading Time: 3 minutes This project features several of our favourite things. Astronauts! Machine learning! High-altitude danger! Graphs! (It could only get slightly better with the addition of tap-dancing centaurs.) Read on to have your nerdliest pleasure centres tickled. Your interest should be focussed on the strange fin with the red tip. Although we agree the mountains look nice […]

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BigRep and Etihad Airways Engineering to Partner Up

Reading Time: 3 minutes Big Air meets Big Printing. BigRep and Etihad Airways Engineering announce plans to collaborate on developing next generation additive manufacturing solutions for the aerospace industry. Since it was first launched three and half years ago, 3D printer manufacturer BigRep has quickly become a world leader in large format 3D printing technology. Today, they enter a […]

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Rocket Lab Prepping First Commercial Launch in April

Reading Time: 3 minutes Following a successful January test launch of their Electron booster with 3D printed components, US private space firm Rocket Lab plans to go ahead with its first fully commercial mission later this month. US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has confirmed it will open a 14-day launch window in April to conduct the company’s first […]

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Meet CIMON: The Floating AI That Will Live on the International Space Station

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus is using artificial intelligence from IBM to create an AI robot that will live on the International Space Station. This 3D printed mission and flight assistance system is called the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, also known as CIMON. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) will soon have their own AI-based mission and flight assistance […]

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Stelia Aerospace Demos Cheap, Light and Strong Aircraft Fuselage Using WAAM

Reading Time: 3 minutes French firm Stelia Aerospace has lifted the lid on its newest innovation. Using WAAM (wire arc additive manufacturing), the company has demonstrated metallic self-reinforced aircraft fuselage panels that cut costs and save time from the assembly process. Aircraft structures and seating are the bread and butter of Stelia Aerospace’s business, with its designs and processes in place […]

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Buran – a Soviet Space Shuttle

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Soviet Union built a reusable space craft named Buran more advanced (both in terms of reliability and payload capability) than the Space Shuttle. The craft was launched oncewithout any crew and the program was canceled at the collapse of the Soviet Union. Buran Under Construction.   © capcomespace.net On 12 May 2002, a hangar housing […]