Tuesday, April 1, 2014

10 Famous Space and Aviation Innovations Of 2010

Original source : http://listphobia.com
Posted : January 2011
Author : Ahsan Mukhtar

As the year 2010 finishes, it brought many innovations and technologies which will change the shape of the future. These innovations are the dawn of a new era of autonomous power where technologies will run our daily life thus making our work more efficient. 2010 has turned out to be one such year, when people from around the world have achieved their groundbreaking innovative milestones.
Compiled here is a list of ten most famous space and aviation innovations of 2010 which will surely widen the scope of aviation and space exploration.

Solar Impulse HB-SIA
Powered by solar batteries, Solar Impulse HB-SIA made a successful flight in July lasting more then 26 hours. The aircraft reached a height of 28,500 feet and flew overnight after collecting solar energy at day light.

The function of Cryo-Sat 2 satellite is to study the unprecedented data about the polar ice caps and also to track the thickness of the ice caps in the polar regions of Earth. The satellite has interferometric radar range-finder and twin antennas which studied the icebergs floating in the sea.

Masten Space Systems Xombie
Masten Space Systems is an aerospace startup company that has successfully developed a line of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) spacecraft initially for unmanned research flights.

Airbus Military A400M
The Airbus A400M is a multi-national four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Military as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities.

Atacama Large Millimeter Array
Atacama Large Millimeter Array is the most powerful radio-telescope array on the planet. It allowed scientists to observe the gravitational collapse that initiates the birth of stars and the red-shifted radiation emitted 10 billion years ago from the far reaches of the universe.

Spacex Falcon-9
As the shuttles are near retirement, NASA is planning for back up options to send man into space to continue space exploration and maintain crew cycle in the International Space Station (ISS). Spacex Falcon-9 rocket will be used to send astronauts into orbit in the Dragon capsule.

Eads Astrium Tandem-X Satellite
TanDEM-X is an Earth observation satellite, which together with the almost identical TerraSAR-X radar satellite, will form a high-precision radar interferometer system. The satellite formation can generate images similar to stereoscopic pictures. It will be possible to measure all the Earth’s land surface within a period of less than three years.

Boeing X-37
X-37 was built by Boeing’s Phantom Works Division and looks just like a space shuttle i.e. having two wings and twin ‘V’ shape vertical stabilizers with a payload compartment the size of a small truck and having black thermal tiles on the belly of the craft. It’s a highly classified project in which nobody knows about the function or mission except for the official authorities.

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne/Boeing X-51A Waverider
The Boeing X-51 (also known as X-51 WaveRider) is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft for hypersonic (Mach 6, approximately 4,000 miles per hour (6,400 km/h) at altitude) flight testing. It completed its first powered hypersonic flight on 26 May 2010. After two unsuccessful test flights, the X-51 completed a flight of over six minutes and reached speeds of over Mach 5 for 210 seconds on 1 May 2013 for the longest duration hypersonic flight.

Boeing A160 Hummingbird
The Boeing A160 Hummingbird is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) helicopter. Its design incorporates many new technologies never before used in helicopters, allowing for greater endurance and altitude than any helicopter currently in operation.

~Blog Admin~

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...