[21 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Project firefly the toaster sized satellite! ]
The small satellite, with a big mission, is appropriately named “Firefly.” Sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the pint-sized satellite will study the most powerful natural particle accelerator on Earth — lightning.
[29 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Sikorsky Firefly: An Electric Helicopter. ]
It’s at nearly gross weight before the pilot steps in and can only fly for 15 minutes, but that’s not the point. Sikorsky Innovations sees the Firefly as a testbed for the technologies that may make for a real electric helicopter.
[4 Jul 2010 | Comments Off on Lycoming’s IE2 Electronic Engine. ]
Lycoming is making quick progress with its IE2 electronic engine controls in the Lancair Evolution. The company is shooting for a certified version by the end of 2010 or early 2011. Lycoming’s Jim Morris gave Avweb an update on the project.
[14 Apr 2010 | Comments Off on The Global Hawk Eyes for Science. ]
NASA pilots and flight engineers, together with colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), have successfully completed the first science flight of the Global Hawk aircraft over the Pacific Ocean.