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Active flow control for boundary layers

Turbulence and the transition to turbulence are recognized as unsolved problems in physics. Likewise, control theorists have hardly ever come across a problem this challenging. The goal of active flow control is to cross these interdisciplinary boundaries by considering the relevant flow physics when designing the control algorithms.

“Een hightech topbedrijf met een sociaal randje”

Werktuigbouwkundige Marcel Goldschmeding aan de slag als campuspromotor voor ASML.

China’s C919 Completes Its Maiden Flight

On Friday (May 5), China’s C919 successfully completed its maiden flight, marking a huge milestone for China on the way to achieving their goal of competing in the civil aviation sector.

Aurora unveils eVTOL aircraft

Uber has declared that by 2020 they plan to have a network of ‘flying cars’ in Dallas and Dubai. The new service will be called Uber Air. However, during the Uber Elevate summit of April 25-27 2017 in Texas Uber’s chief product officer Jeff Holden admitted that Uber is rushing the Uber Air initiative. A partnership with Aurora Flight Services might help Uber to reach its goal.

Cassini to perform final series of daring maneuvers

The Cassini spacecraft, part of the international Cassini-Huygens mission, is due to start a series of 22 orbits in between Saturn and its rings today, the 26th of April.

ExoMars: Journey of the Unknown

Are we alone in the universe? In the words of Arthur C. Clark: “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.”

Printed titanium parts to reduce costs on the Dreamliner

Boeing signs a contract with Norsk Titanium AS for 3D printed structural titanium parts for the 787 Dreamliner. This technology could save them millions every year.

The Airbus Zephyr

The Airbus Zephyr is a high-altitude long-endurance (HALE) UAV that runs solely on solar power and holds multiple records in this field. Its purpose is to provide a cheap and eco-friendly alternative for local satellite-like services. Flying at an altitude of 20km, the Zephyr is able to provide a high-resolution imagery to an area of over 1,000km2.

SpaceX relaunches a used rocket making history

SpaceX created a milestone in space exploration history on March 31st by successfully launching the SES-10 satellite using one of it’s recovered Falcon-9 rockets and then recovering it again. Could this be the start of a new trend of reusing launch rockets?

Boeing X-37 Mystery Mission

The mysterious X-37B space plane has been in orbit for almost two years now and broke an orbital record when it hit 675 days in orbit around Earth on March 25th 2017.