August 23, 2019

Rosetta Mission Comes to An End

Rosetta Mission

Rosetta, the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, is dead, setting down Friday on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Radio signals from Rosetta flatlined at 7:19 am after it did a soft belly-flop.

Navy Embraces 3D Printing Technology

The US Navy is an enthusiastic supporter of 3D printing technology. Naval Air Systems Command has completed some test flights featuring 3D printed critical components. In May, 3D-printed parts for a MV-22 Osprey were used. The Osprey, which was fitted with a partially 3D printed engine nacelle, performed exactly as expected.

Warplanes Lead Navy & Marine Wish Lists

warplanes

A couple more F-35s and 14 more Super Hornets are on the Navy’s unfunded priority list.

Cybersecurity Bills & DoD Budget Readied

cybersecurity

Congress is expected to pass two cybersecurity bills this week and release its DoD budget for FY16 this week.

X-47B Precursor to Larger UCLASS Fleet

The Northrop Grumman X-47B’s future is unclear and a debate about just how much strike capability UCLASS aircraft should provide is still underway.