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Autonomous, Reusable Experimental Spacecraft Being Developed by Boeing and DARPA

Posted June 05, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Boeing is collaborating with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and test an experimental spaceplane capable of reaching deep space and returning to Earth. The Phantom Express would travel to the edge of space carrying and deploying expendable satellites.


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The U.S. Air Force's Secret Spaceplane Touches Down After Two Years in Orbit

Posted May 24, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Last weekend the U.S. Air Force’s experimental X-37B spaceplane landed at the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, FL. The event culminated almost two years worth of nonstop flight on a classified mission.


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What's DARPA up to in 2017?

Posted May 21, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) projects that it will make great strides in 2017. From biotech, to vertical take offs and landings, the year will be packed with technology moving through various stages from concept to fruition.


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NASA Probe Dodges Mars Moon

Posted March 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The mars atmosphere and volatile evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft carried out a rocket motor burn that boosted its velocity by 0.4 m/s. NASA says this is the first collision avoidance maneuver that the MAVEN spacecraft has performed near Mars to steer clear of Phobos, the planet's lumpy, crater-filled moon.


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India's Space Agency Launches 104 Satellites

Posted March 04, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

India's space agency put 104 satellites into orbit on February 15, reportedly the most in history, as it works to position itself as a destination for low-cost launches. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried nanosatellites from seven countries when it took off from a barrier island in southeastern India.


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