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22 January 2015
Following the discovery of the ‘lost’ Beagle 2 lander on the surface of Mars BILL READ reports on how the 2003 UK space mission came much closer to success than previously realised and how the UK is a key player in the forthcoming ESA ExoMars missions to the Red Planet.
15 January 2015
Vice Chairman of the RAeS General Aviation Group, JOHN ROBERTSON, reports on the Group’s annual conference at which a significant announcement was made concerning the development of new UK light aircraft designs.
16 December 2014
In the January 2015 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: Airbus' A350 flight crew training revolution, ESA's Rosetta comet mission and open rotor engine research plus the usual news, comment, insight and Society business.
9 January 2015
Aviation and UAV stakeholders need to start thinking seriously about UAV and airliner collisions, argues TIM ROBINSON. Is it time to investigate new 'bird strike' airliner standards for drones?
11 December 2014
A key find in the RAeS/National Aerospace Library shows how British Air Intelligence was carefully poring over German reports and publications in the 1930s to judge the scale and strength of the future threat from the Luftwaffe and Germany's fast-growing aviation industry. NAL Librarian TONY PILMER ...
4 December 2014
Despite rising threats and an uncertain world, there is increasing concern that UK’s planned strategic defence review in 2015 will be bleak indeed for the defence sector and especially those on the front line as austerity bites deeper. TIM ROBINSON reports.
28 November 2014
BILL READ reports on how aircraft designers are looking at ways to improve aircraft performance by changing their shape to adapt to different flying conditions.
21 November 2014
In the December 2014 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: UK scientific research aircraft, morphing aircraft technology and air power role sharing plus the usual news, comment, insight and Society business.
13 November 2014
RAeS Head of Research, Professor Keith Hayward, looks at the choices for SE England airport capacity expansion as the Davies Commission enters the final stage ahead of publishing its recommendations next year.
6 November 2014
The death of a test pilot in SpaceShipTwo will not be the last fatality in commercial manned spaceflight – argues TIM ROBINSON – if we want to keep pushing the boundaries. Is it time ‘space tourism’ was renamed?
30 October 2014
TIM ROBINSON reviews the latest combat WW2 flight simulator for the PC - IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad. Does it live up to the legendary Sturmovik name?
22 October 2014
In the November 2014 edition of AEROSPACE, the RAeS monthly flagship magazine: Ebola and airlines, European AESA fighter radars, pilot training standards plus the usual news, comment, insight and Society business.
17 October 2014
Why every aerospace prime wants to become a tech sector start-up - and vice versa… Commentary from TIM ROBINSON
9 October 2014
Footage of RAF Tornados taking off from Cyprus to patrol the skies of Iraq may have evoked memories of 1991 or 2003 – but this a different campaign entirely, argues TIM ROBINSON. How will the air campaign against ISIS likely evolve?
2 October 2014
TIM ROLFE* Director, Aviation Safety, Bristow Group, speaking at a RAeS Rotorcraft Conference† earlier this year, examines the role of automation in the cockpit of the latest offshore helicopters.
The Whittle Lecture: a Joint event with IMechE and IET