#Aerospace

Drone superhighways and airports are coming – let’s make sure they don’t make life miserable

Deep Dive

Within just two years, the UK could be home to the planet’s biggest drone superhighway thanks to the plans of a group of technology companies. It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, but it’s just one of a number of projects in the pipeline as...

Arkwright Scholar wins Aerospace Challenge.

Long Read

We were thrilled to hear about our ERA Arkright Scholar - Mridhula - winning last years Schools’ Aerospace Challenge. The ‘Born to Engineer’ campaign covers all outreach work by the ERA Foundation. Our website is designed to promote engineering and support the UK's next generation of engineers but...

SpaceX set world record for satellites launched

Quick Read

SpaceX has set a new world record by launching 143 satellites on a single rocket! The US Private Space company beaten the previous record held by the Indian space agency ISRO's of 104 satellites in a single launch in February 2017. The 143 included commercial and government...

Solid Rocket Moon Booster fired up for critical test

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Today NASA, alongside engineering giant Northrop Grumman, celebrated after they successfully ignited a massive solid rocket booster in Utah. The two-minute test put the Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) hardware through its paces. Each SRB will be responsible for providing 3.6 million pounds of thrust when the American space...

Romanian Engineer Creates Flying Saucer

Long Read

A Romanian engineer has created a working flying saucer. Seriously. Razvan Sabie, inventor of the ADIFO (All-DIrectional Flying Object) says his flying machine is designed "to change the actual paradigm of flight". Flying Saucer designs have gone viral in the past; however, these have typically been off-the-shelf...

Sabre engine put through its paces

Long Read

Reaction Engine's Sabre engine - part jet, part rocket - is set to be put through its paces over the coming months. The hypersonic engine could potentially reduce the trip time from London to Syndey from twenty-two hours to just four hours. The European Space Agency has...