.advertise@offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

.www.offshoreoiljobs.co.uk

Category: Aerospace Engineering

European wind survey satellite launched from French Guyana

The ADM-Aeolus mission will not only advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics, but will also provide much-needed information to improve weather forecasts. The satellite carries the first wind lidar in space, which can probe the lowermost 30 km of the atmosphere to provide profiles of wind, aerosols and clouds along the satellite’s orbital path. The laser system emits short powerful pulses of ultraviolet light down into the atmosphere. The telescope collects the light that is backscattered from air molecules, particles…

Fly high and far with Asia’s first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone

A team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has developed Asia’s first fully solar-powered quadcopter drone. The aircraft has flown above 10 metres in test flights and achieved controllable flight without the use of batteries. From left: Mr Yeo Jun Han, Mr Brian Shohei Teo, Mr Kuan Jun Ren, Mr Goh Chong Swee, and Associate Professor Aaron Danner. Credit: National University of Singapore A team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering has…

Ice confirmed at the moon’s poles — ScienceDaily

In the darkest and coldest parts of its polar regions, a team of scientists has directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the Moon’s surface. These ice deposits are patchily distributed and could possibly be ancient. At the southern pole, most of the ice is concentrated at lunar craters, while the northern pole’s ice is more widely, but sparsely spread. A team of scientists, led by Shuai Li of the University of Hawaii and Brown University and including Richard…

NASA’s InSight passes halfway to Mars, instruments check in

This artist’s concept shows the InSight spacecraft, encapsulated in its aeroshell, as it cruises to Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA’s InSight spacecraft, en route to a Nov. 26 landing on Mars, passed the halfway mark on Aug. 6. All of its instruments have been tested and are working well. As of Aug. 20, the spacecraft had covered 172 million miles (277 million kilometers) since its launch 107 days ago. In another 98 days, it will travel another 129 million miles (208…

Smoke across US West blots out mountains, poses health risks

The sun is seen through smoky air as it sets Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, behind the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Wash. Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators said, and air quality alerts are in effect for much of Washington state through Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains…

Open Sourcing Facebook’s Solar-Powered Aircraft Design Tools – Facebook Code

Connectivity is at the heart of Facebook’s work to bring the world closer together. Together with our partners, we’re committed to working on a number of initiatives to build and leverage infrastructure, new technologies, tools, and programs to bring more people online. One of the ways we’re working to do this is through the development of next-generation connectivity technologies like Aquila, a high-altitude platform station (HAPS) connectivity system. Though we recently decided to shift our focus away from designing and…

Scientists debut super-insulating gel — ScienceDaily

A new, super-insulating gel developed by researchers at CU Boulder could dramatically increase the energy efficiency of skyscrapers and other buildings, and might one day help scientists build greenhouse-like habitats for colonists on Mars. The “aerogel,” which looks like a flattened plastic contact lens, is so resistant to heat that you could put a strip of it on your hand and a fire on top without feeling a thing. But unlike similar products on the market, the material is mostly…

Parker Solar Probe launches on historic journey to touch the sun — ScienceDaily

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The spacecraft will transmit its first science observations in December, beginning a revolution in our understanding of the star that makes life on Earth possible. Roughly the size of a small car, the spacecraft lifted off at 3:31 a.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV…

Ditch the joystick? Swiss develop jacket that pilots drones

Robotics expert on the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne, EPFL team, Matteo Macchini, right, displays the fly controls in a virtual reality scenario as he controls the flight of a drone in foreground, while observed by a fellow member of the team, July 23, 2018, in Lausanne, Switzerland. Scientists, engineers and robotics experts at the Swiss university have teamed up to develop a jacket that allows hands-free, torso-controlled flying of drones. (Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne via AP) Ever dreamt…

Bakula reaches for stars with NASA, Boeing

MAE senior Lara Bakula interned at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and with Boeing in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of Lara Bakula. MU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering senior Lara Bakula maximized her engineering and leadership skills this year, landing an internship at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and with Boeing in St. Louis. Learn a little more about her internships in her own words. Bakula: At NASA, I was exposed to so many out-of-this-world opportunities. With most of my…