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Astra rocket “1 of 3” has been vertical position at the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska. Today the team is going through “wet dress rehearsal” in which the liquid propellant will be added to the rocket, but not fired. See …
Astra Space is developing pump-fed, liquid bipropellant propulsion engines for DARPA and NASA. The current vehicle, Rocket 3.0, is designed to have a payload capacity of approximately 100 kg to low earth orbit. The first Rocket 3.0 vehicle has completed …
Boeing canceled a vertical takeoff, horizontal landing (VTHL) rocket called the Phantom Express. It was going to be 100 feet (30 m) tall and have a 62 foot (19 m) wingspan. The Phantom express would use an Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 …
DARPA launched the Pandemic Prevention Platform program (P3) to stop pandemic treatments within 60 days of detection. The P3 program, which began in 2017, seeks to halt the spread of any infectious disease outbreak before it can escalate into a …
Reaction Engines has successfully tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions representing Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, marking a significant milestone in the development of its SABRE engine and paving the way for a revolution …
DARPA funds Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3) program to make wearable brain interfaces. Battelle Memorial Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Rice University, and Teledyne Scientific are leading multidisciplinary teams to develop …
DARPA is automating air-to-air combat, enabling reaction times at machine speeds and freeing pilots to concentrate on the larger air battle and directing an air wing of drones.
DARPA Competition to Launch to LEO From Most Anywhere Twice With a Few Weeks Notice
Cybersecurity threats have moved from high in the software stack to towards the underlying hardware. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) has driven the creation of a rapidly growing number of accessible devices and a multitude of complex …
DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program wants swarms of 250 collaborative autonomous systems providing critical capabilities to ground units in urban areas where challenges such as tall buildings, tight spaces, and limited sight lines constrain essential communications, sensing, maneuverability, and …