News tagged with flight dynamics

How Rosetta arrives at a comet

After travelling nearly 6.4 billion kilometres through the Solar System, ESA's Rosetta is closing in on its target. But how does a spacecraft actually arrive at a comet?

dateAug 01, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Landsat looks to the Moon (w/ Video)

Every full moon, Landsat 8 turns its back on Earth. As the satellite's orbit takes it to the nighttime side of the planet, Landsat 8 pivots to point at the moon. It scans the distant lunar surface multiple ...

dateJul 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Using thoughts to control airplanes

Pilots of the future could be able to control their aircraft by merely thinking commands. Scientists at the Institute of Flight System Dynamics of the Technische Universität München have now demonstrated ...

dateMay 27, 2014 in Engineering
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Mosquitos fail at flight in heavy fog

Mosquitos have the remarkable ability to fly in clear skies as well as in rain, shrugging off impacts from raindrops more than 50 times their body mass. But just like modern aircraft, mosquitos also are grounded when the ...

dateNov 19, 2012 in General Physics
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MILA tracks its last launch and landing

(PhysOrg.com) -- With its beginnings rooted deeply in the historic days of Apollo, the MILA Spaceflight Tracking and Data Network Station has played a key role throughout the 30 years of the Space Shuttle ...

dateJul 08, 2011 in Space Exploration
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