‘Jupiter’ Space Tug Could Deliver Cargo To The Moon Commented on: 18 hours ago (February 10, 2016)

SLS is currently a proposal. It is not an actual thing, it has not lofted anything into orbit. It may, one day, become a thing, but since it doesn't have an actual design use, the odds are that...

SpaceX Has Highest ISS Resupply Price Commented on: 18 hours ago (February 10, 2016)

I read that we have on-hand a fairly large supply of RD-180 engines, enough to get us back to a U.S. designed/built launch engine. I think that this was a compelling reason for agreeing to...

U.S. Navy F-35 Boost Partly Offsets Last Year’s Cuts Commented on: 19 hours ago (February 10, 2016)

In a literal sense, the F-35 represents a transition from analog to digital. It's main weapon consists of three super computers that (eventually) shall allow it to penetrate and defeat the rapidly...

NASA Learns Electric-Propulsion Lessons For Sceptor X-plane Commented on: 1 week ago (January 28, 2016)

I recall an earlier article that described the aircraft gaining back some of the energy during descent that it used during climb. Same concept as electric motor vehicles with brake regeneration....

Testing Chief Warns Of JSF Software Delays Commented on: 2 weeks ago (January 22, 2016)

As I understand it, software is the very essence of this aircraft, and will or will not allow it to survive in future (possible) confrontations with radar systems that are progressing far more...

Dream Chaser Wins Spot In 2nd Round ISS Cargo Contract Commented on: 3 weeks ago (January 16, 2016)

Quite correct; Boeing has never experienced cost overruns. Lockheed is the single, sole, unique, solitary commercial company to have experienced those pesky C.O's.

NASA: Electric-Propulsion X-Plane Is Just First Step Commented on: 32 weeks ago (June 29, 2015)

i assume you volunteer to be a first responder to any and all accidents?

NavWeek: Chinese Fireworks Commented on: 44 weeks ago (April 6, 2015)

Temporary advantage, as the rail gun and laser weapons are close to production. These are first-gen weapon systems, but once they have been installed and utilized, second and third generation...

NavWeek: Frigate About It Commented on: 51 weeks ago (February 18, 2015)

Not mentioned here is that this ship has sufficient electrical energy to utilize either or both the rail gun and/or the laser. I personally think that any potential enemy is going to attempt to...

Russia's Missing Mistrals Commented on: 1 year ago (December 11, 2014)

Japan might be a better fit, possibly Canada, but I agree that these ships must not go to Russia - we'd get them right back, but in our face.

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