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Boeing’s new space capsule successfully launched on second uncrewed test flight

20th May 2022 Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner space capsule was successfully launched, on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, from Space Launch Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in the US State of Florida at 00h54 on Friday morning, South African time (18h54 Thursday, US Eastern Daylight... 

Local sustainable aviation fuel production will yield enviro, socioeconomic benefits – WWF SA

20th May 2022 A report compiled for the World Wide Fund for Nature South Africa (better known as WWF SA) has concluded that the local production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) would bring major economic and social, as well as environmental, benefits to the country. The report was compiled by the Council... 

Major US airline seeking approval for direct Washington DC to Cape Town route

19th May 2022 On Wednesday, major US carrier United Airlines announced in Chicago, in the US State of Illinois (where it is headquartered), that it had applied to the US Department of Transportation (DOT) for approval to operate three direct flights a week between the US capital, Washington DC, and South... 

Turboprop airliner manufacturer announces its plan for a greener new generation design

18th May 2022 European regional turboprop airliner manufacturer ATR announced, on Wednesday, its plans to develop a new, ‘greener’, generation of aircraft, to be called the ATR EVO. The company was planning for these next-generation airliners to become available by 2030. ATR currently manufactured and marketed... 

Lockheed Martin, US Air Force, successfully test hypersonic weapon

18th May 2022 US giant aerospace and defence group Lockheed Martin and the US Air Force (USAF) jointly announced on Tuesday that, together, they had successfully flight-tested a hypersonic weapon. The weapon is designated the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW). For the test flight, the ARRW was... 

Nasa and Boeing planning second uncrewed test flight of latter’s spacecraft for this week

18th May 2022 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) and giant US aerospace group Boeing hoped to launch the latter’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft on its second uncrewed test flight on Thursday. This demonstration flight would see the CST-100 Starliner fly to and dock at the International... 

Rolls-Royce technology brings a once science-fiction weapon closer to routine use

17th May 2022 UK-based global major propulsion and power systems and technology group Rolls-Royce reported on Tuesday that a power and thermal management system that it had developed to provide energy for laser weapons had performed successfully during multiple and extended field tests. This system, designated... 

UK announces new international aid strategy

16th May 2022 The UK unveiled its new International Development Strategy on Monday. The country has revamped this strategy because of the significant changes in global politics, with the re-emergence of Great Power confrontation (as against mere competition) and the concomitant increase in the risk of major... 

Black hole at centre of the Milky Way successfully imaged

13th May 2022 The international scientific collaboration known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has published the first ever images of the black hole, designated Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), which sits at the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. In 2019, the EHT collaboration, which is composed of more than... 

Necsa starts process to replace venerable Safari-1 reactor

13th May 2022 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has, with the approval of Cabinet, started the process that should result in it acquiring a new nuclear research reactor, to replace its current Safari-1 research reactor. The new reactor, dubbed the multipurpose reactor (MPR), would, like... 

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