Tag Archives: aerodynamics

ULA Updates Atlas V Aerodynamic Configuration for Boeing CST-100 Spacecraft; Gary Wentz Comments

Boeing and Lockheed Martin‘s joint venture United Launch Alliance has updated the aerodynamic configuration of a rocket designed to launch a crew capsule Boeing is building for NASA‘s Commercial Crew Program. ULA said Thursday the new Atlas V configuration will incorporate an aeroskirt aft of the CST-100 Starliner spacecraft in efforts to extend the vehicle’s service module cylindrical surface and help manage loads margins …

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Air Force Taps Ohio Aerospace Institute for Computational R&D Contract

The Ohio Aerospace Institute has won a $13.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide computational research and development services to the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Monday OAI will work to integrate fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, physics, mathematics and computer science concepts to computationally simulate canonical configuration flows and real-world applications of current and …

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Lockheed Set to Test Liquidmetal Missile Canards

Lockheed Martin has received missile canards from amorphous alloys developer Liquidmetal as the defense contractor prepares to test the Extended Area Protection and Survivability missile interceptor. Liquidmetal, in cooperation with Lockheed’s design engineers, used its proprietary precision fabrication process to make the parts nearly identical, Liquidmetal said Tuesday. The companies sought to make the parts …

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