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Explosive-free valve design wins Space Propulsion Innovation Award

23 Apr 2015 | By Julia Pierce

A pyrotechnic-free design for space valves from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has won the UK Space Agency’s UK Space Propulsion Innovation Award.

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ISS laser plan to clear space debris

21 Apr 2015

Japanese engineers are proposing using the ISS to test a space-based system combining a telescope with a high-power laser to blast space debris out of orbit

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Building momentum

17 Apr 2015 | By Stuart Nathan

The construction of the Bloodhound SSC supersonic vehicle is nearing completion.

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This week's poll: Solar Impulse

21 Apr 2015

The Solar Impulse aircraft is about to begin its Pacific crossing. Does this project represent any useful technological advances?

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First Impressions of Aerospace at Cranfield University

14 Apr 2015 | By Iain Gray

We are delighted to welcome Iain Gray back to our guest blogging roster in his new position as director of aerospace at Cranfield University. In his first blog, he describes his new role and gives his first impressions of the institution.

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October 1960: High speed wind tunnels

15 Oct 2014 | By Jon Excell

In October 1960, The Engineer reported on the opening of two new high speed wind tunnels at the Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. 

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​This week in 1959: A rare sighting of the Seaslug

19 Feb 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer gets its first look at the The Armstrong-Whitworth “Seaslug”, the UK Navy’s first guided surface to air missile

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The Solar Impulse aircraft is about to begin its Pacific crossing. Does this project represent any useful technological advances?