NASA will use a ground recorder developed by Crystal Instruments to measure an aircraft's sonic thumps in the Mojave Desert in California. The space agency will field an aircraft from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California to simulate the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology's acoustic validation phase as part of the Carpet Determination in Entirety Measurements flight series and then will gather lessons from the CarpetDIEM tests to inform possible modifications that could be integrated into the final design of the Crystal Instruments Ground Recording System.
Bechtel has connected the first unit of a power station the company built in California to a live power grid for generating electricity from solar energy. The solar electric generating station is for the 377-megawatt Ivanpah thermal power plant project that will work to supply electricity to 140,000 homes every year, Bechtel said Tuesday. Ivanpah occupies […] More