Back in 1982, the Soviet Union introduced the Su-27 Flanker, which matched the US F-15’s performance. America, as per, doesn’t want a equal fight, the Air force wanted a successor for the F-15. The Advanced Tactical Fighter project commenced in 1984, aimed to produce a fighter to incorporate fresh technologies, such as stealth, composite materials […]Read more "F-22 History and Service"
Future Aircraft – NASA Documentary This is a video that details advances in the technology that aerospace companies are using and goes into detail about how these advances have impacted both the industry and the wider world. Complicated Military Aircraft This documentary goes into all the various military aircraft that have been used, are […]Read more "Aerospace Videos No. 3"
The F-15’s birth can ultimately be traced back to the Vietnam War. During the War, U.S Navy and Air Force used dozens of types of aircraft, engendering a logistical and maintenance disaster. The U.S Secretary of Defence at the time was McNamara, who was a sizeable fan of standardising armaments, asked the Air Force to consider […]Read more "F-15 Eagle"
Back again with 3 more new videos that I stumbled across this week. Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF This is the first episode in a series that takes a look at some of the flying roles in the RAF. This episode features the Red Arrows, and goes into detail about how each show is […]Read more "Aerospace Videos No. 2"
Sorry it’s a day late! Back in December, Japan launched a cargo ship on the 9th destined for the ISS with supplies, however after supplies were delivered, the ship had another secondary mission. The ship was to use a 700 meter tether in order to try and de-orbit space junk. The craft is called ‘Kounotori’ […]Read more "Japan’s efforts at removing Space Junk"
This week I decided to consolidate some videos that I have stumbled across on YouTube and share with you the most interesting. Who knows, maybe I’ll pick this up again once I find some more! The Rise of Boeing and Airbus in 4 minutes This video is great at untangling the hundreds of years of […]Read more "Aerospace Videos No 1."
Space – Where are we going? President Donald Trump has mentioned “space,” and promised to unlock its “mysteries.” In the atmosphere surrounding a radical change in the Washington power structure, the new commander-in-chief’s brief mention in his inaugural address is significant. It means he, or more likely at this point in the Trump administration, his […]Read more "News Round Up No. 6"