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July 28, 2015
Could 'Windbots' Someday Explore the Skies of Jupiter?
Pasadena CA (JPL) Jul 24, 2015
Among designers of robotic probes to explore the planets, there is certainly no shortage of clever ideas. There are concepts for robots that are propelled by waves in the sea. There are ideas for tumbleweed bots driven by wind, rolling across Antarctica or Mars. Recently a team of engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, wondered if a probe could be buoyant in the clouds of Earth or a distant gas giant planet, like Jupiter. That team has recently begun studying their ... read more

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China's Spring to buy 21 Airbus planes for $2.04 bn
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Dassault delivers Rafale fighters to Egypt
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Lockheed Martin to buy fabled helicopter maker Sikorsky
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Boeing warns of aircraft issue after panel falls on Shanghai
US aviation giant Boeing said Saturday it has asked airlines to address a maintenance issue after a passenger jet's landing gear panel fell after takeoff and fell on a Shanghai suburb. ... more
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Asian fund offers 10,000 euros to buy Spanish airport
A group of Asian and British investors on Friday angled to snap up a disused airport in Spain for 10,000 euros ($11,000), aiming to make it an import hub for Chinese goods. ... more
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Britain receiving second ISR plane ahead of schedule
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Airbus DS enhances Eurofighter Typhoon
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Europe advances with safer air travel
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South Korea asks for new F-16 upgrade deal
A request from the Republic of Korea to the United States for upgrades to F-16 fighters has received State Department approval. ... more
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China Eastern orders 50 Boeing planes in $4.6 bn deal
US aerospace giant Boeing said Thursday it had won an order for 50 aircraft from China Eastern Airlines, worth $4.6 billion at list prices. ... more
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Russia opposes UN tribunal for MH17 culprits
Russia said Thursday it will oppose a draft UN resolution circulated by Malaysia on establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine. ... more
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Computer glitch grounds United flights for an hour
A computer glitch grounded United Airlines flights for the second time in six weeks early Wednesday, backing up thousands of passengers in the busy morning travel rush. ... more
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