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The longest-fuselage member of Airbus’ A350 XWB jetliner family – the A350-1000 – has received its airworthiness type certification, with the milestone first delivery planned before year-end to Qatar Airways. Watch as the aircraft goes through a series of tests leading up to its type certification by authorities.

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It’s always been more than an airplane; it’s been your trusted partner, and you’ve logged untold experiences together. Now it’s about to get even better. Introducing G500 TXi/G600 TXi and EIS TXi flight displays. Smarter, faster, brighter. And optimized for you.

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ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli operated a rover in Germany from the International Space Station 28 August 2017. Part of ESA’s METERON project, the experiment with German Aerospace Center DLR’s robot, nicknamed Rollin’ Justin, is about developing ways to allow astronauts to control robots from orbit.

This experiment saw Justin, based in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, in a Mars scenario tasked with diagnosing solar panels. Paolo, flying at 28 800 km/h and 400 km above Earth, worked with Justin to inspect three solar panels and find a malfunction. He then instructed Justin to plug in a diagnostic tool read and upload the error logs.

These tests were chosen to enact future scenarios in which astronauts orbiting distant planets and moons can instruct robots to do difficult or dangerous tasks and set up base before landing for further exploration.

ESA has run multiple experiments from the Space Station with robots to test the network, the control system and the robots on Earth. This is a new area for everybody involved and each aspect needs to be tested.

This experiment, dubbed ‘SUPVIS-Justin’, focused on Justin and the user interface used to interact with the robot.
Credits: ESA/NASA

 

Web: European Space Agency (ESA)

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Ghostly green

 

Copyright ESA/D. O’Donnell
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Just in time for Halloween this week: a green deep-space tracking station.

This image was taken by Byron Bay-based astrophotographer Dylan O’Donnell in October during a photo shoot at the New Norcia station, some 120 km north of Perth, Western Australia.

The ‘ghostly green’ was created by reflecting a floodlight off the station’s 35 m-diameter deep-space antenna and structure.

The station routinely communicates with spacecraft orbiting Mars as well as ESA’s Gaia and XMM observatory missions. In future, it will link up with BepiColombo at Mercury and the Euclid astronomical observatory.

Since August, the station has been operating in part on a new solar power system, which, together with a local water recycling system, is helping to boost the station’s sustainability and reduce its environmental impact.

 

Web:  European Space Agency (ESA)

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Take a stroll through the Falcon 8X. Dassault’s flagship aircraft features our longest, most comfortable cabin ever. With space enough for a large entryway that can be used for a personal lounge, a roomy aft cabin and optional shower. From elegant refinements to state-of-the-art connectivity and the industry’s widest choice of cabin configurations, the 8X is everything you want in a jet and more.

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ICON A5

ICON A5

 

Light Sport Aircraft

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) are targeted to pilots who primarily fly for fun. LSA are designed to be affordable, lightweight, and easy to operate. All ICON Aircraft are classified as S-LSA (Special-Light Sport Aircraft). They are factory built and ready-to-fly aircraft.

 

ICON A5

 

Sport Pilot License

The Sport Pilot License (SPL) is a new type of pilot certificate designed to get you safely and easily trained for recreational flying in Light Sport Aircraft. By restricting recreational flying for sport pilots to daytime, good weather, below10,000 feet MSL, and in uncongested airspace, much of the complexities and difficulties of learning to fly have been removed. 95% of the US Airspace below 10,000 MSL is open to sport flying.

 

ICON A5

 

  • 1,320 pounds (599 kg) maximum takeoff weight
  • 1,430 pounds (seaplanes) (649 kg) maximum takeoff weight
  • Maximum airspeed of 120 knots (138 mph) (222 kmh)
  • Maximum two-person seating capacity (pilot + passenger)
  • Single, reciprocating engine
  • Fixed or ground-adjustable propeller
  • Non-pressurized cabin
  • Fixed landing gear (retractable gear allowed for seaplanes)
  • Maximum stall speed of 45 knots (52 mph) (83 kmh)

 

ICON A5

 

  • Type of airplane: Any that meets LSA classification
  • In–flight training: 20 hours (minimum)
  • Medical Requirements: FAA Medical or Driver’s License*
  • Minimum Age: 17
  • Certification Process: pass an FAA written and practical examination
  • Flying at night: No
  • Flying cross country: Yes
  • Flight in inclement weather or clouds: No
  • Flight in controlled airspace: Yes with additional instructor sign-off
  • Occupants: 2 (pilot and passenger)
  • Altitude limit: 10,000 ft. MSL (mean sea level)

*Valid U.S. Driver’s License may be used as evidence of medical eligibility provided the individual’s most recent application for an FAA Medical Certificate was not denied, revoked, suspended or withdrawn.

 

ICON A5

 

Specifications

Seats:
Two

Max Takeoff Weight:
1510 lbs (686.4 kg)

Useful Load:
430-550 lbs (195-249 kg)

Baggage (Maximum):
60 lbs (27.2 kg)

Fuel:
91 Octane Auto or 100LL Aviation

Max Speed (Vh):
95 KCAS (109 mph) (176 kph)

Range:
427nm (45 min reserve)

Land Takeoff Distance:
1130 feet (520 ft ground roll)

Land Landing Distance:
1590 feet (480 ft ground roll)

Water Takeoff Distance:
1470 feet (840 ft water run)

Water Landing Distance:
2140 feet (700 ft water run)

Engine:
Rotax 912 (100 hp)

 

ICON A5

 

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