Archive for Space Simulation

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne do hot fire test of Abort Rocket for Boeing CST-100

Video Caption: Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot-fire tests of the 52,000-54,000lb-thrust Bantam demonstration engine for a”pusher” launch abort system on Boeing’s CST-100 spacecraft, under design for NASA’s Commercial Crew Development program. The motor “pushes” the spacecraft to safety if a launch is aborted. The tests were conducted in the California desert.

The Future of Land Wars: Intense, High-Tech, Urban, Coastal

After the year 2020 ground wars will be more intense and concentrated in the world’s crowded coastal cities. That’s the consensus from a panel of experts including current and retired Army officers and professional analysts.

David Axe of AOL Defense approached five military experts and former leaders and asked what and where will the future battlefields be and what will our forces need to do be ready to fight those battles.

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How Could NASA Lose a 6.5-Ton Satellite?

UARS has landed and no one knows where, so far.


NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS Update page

Track the return to earth of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) on NASA official site.

There is no real firm estimation of where or when UARS will land on earth until 24 to 36 hours of the event on Friday. the page will be updated until after hard landing of the system