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Last week’s poll: Shoreham air show crash

25 Aug 2015

Following the tragic Shoreham air show crash, regulators have announced that vintage jets will now be prohibited from performing aerobatics over land at such events. With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?

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​ESA awards Ariane 6 contract to Airbus Safran Launchers

13 Aug 2015

€2.4bn deal sees first Ariane 6 launch set for 2020, with full operational capability scheduled for 2023.

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The Engineer Conference 2015 - Airbus' Ian Costello on the engineering behind the Rosetta mission Video

20 Jul 2015

Ian Costello, deputy engineering manager for Airbus Defence & Space, talks about the role that engineers played in the Rosetta mission’s audacious attempt to land a probe on a comet

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trident missile

This week's poll: Trident renewal

1 Sep 2015

George Osborne’s announcement of new funding for the Faslane submarine base has brought the UK’s renewal of Trident back into the news. With which of these statements do you most strongly agree?

The BAE VR system uses laser tracking and a wand to allow users to interact with the vessels in a 3D environment.

Immersive worlds - How virtual reality is shaping our future Video

14 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Wade

From designing the Royal Navy’s latest submarines, to training facial surgeons, virtual reality is finally making itself useful. 

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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. 

The firing of the first test missile from trials ship HMS Girdle Ness

​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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George Osborne's announcement of new funding for the Faslane submarine base has brought the UK's renewal of Trident back into the news. With which of these statements do you most strongly agree?



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