The ninth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite launched on 03/18 aboard a @ULALaunch DeltaIV rocket at Cape Canaveral, Fla.
The @USAirForce uses WGS to provide critical communications for US and allied military forces around the world. Congrats on the successful launch!
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Mar 13, 2017 (5:41pm)
Starliner mock-up dropped 38 thousand feet over Spaceport America & @USArmy White Sands Missile Range, reaching same velocity it will when descending from space to Earth.
Boeing test teams reached a significant milestone for the CST-100 Starliner program by testing the parachute system Starliner will use on its return to Earth.
Using a helium-filled balloon, it took about 30 minutes for the test vehicle to reach 38,300 ft. The ride down took four minutes and reached speeds of 300 mph. A series of mortars deployed parachutes at different altitudes, ultimately slowing the vehicle down to gently land. “Visually, it performed better than expected,” said Tony Taylor, lead engineer for the Starliner parachute system. “Now, we have to go analyze all the data and then go drop the capsule a few more times.” More testing is planned for the next several months.
This has been a big week for the 737 MAX program! Today the 737 MAX 8 earned FAA Certification and is on track for customer deliveries in coming months. To earn certification for the 737 MAX 8, Boeing undertook a comprehensive test program that began just over one year ago with four airplanes, plus ground and laboratory testing. Following a rigorous certification process, the FAA granted Boeing an Amended Type Certificate for the 737 MAX 8, verifying the design complies with required aviation regulations and is safe and reliable. #ThinkMAX #737MAX #Boeing #aviationlovers #avgeek #instagram #milestone #amazing #737