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Artistic Satellite or Ephemeral Art in Space

In November 2018, a new kind of satellite will be orbiting the Earth. An artistic satellite named Orbital Reflector will play in the big leagues where military, scientific and commercial satellites have rubbed shoulders for nearly 70 years. What will Trevor Paglen’s work of art look like? What is the meaning of this action? Is […]


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Technology to Support the Boom in Airport Traffic

Facing the prospect of exponential growth in air traffic in the coming years, airports around the world are seeking to improve management of passenger flows while maintaining a high level of security. Before discovering some of the technological innovations serving airports, let’s take a look at the sector’s growth projections and the key challenges to […]


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Space Army — Military Strategy or Political Gimmick

Thirty-five years after US President Ronald Reagan’s desire to “master space to counter any Russian attack”, Donald Trump announced on August 9, 2018, that he wants to create a Space Force to monitor and protect American satellites. Is this a military response to a real threat or just electioneering?   A project in the image […]


Oddly enough

A Shower of Shooting Stars on Demand – It Can Be Done!

A Japanese company has embarked on the original project of artificially creating showers of shooting stars from space. When entering the atmosphere, tiny balls ejected from microsatellites will illuminate the sky and offer an extraordinary show 100 km in all directions.    The genesis of the project In 2011, Tokyo University astronomer Lena Okajima decided […]


Career management

Discover the Profession of Aeronautical Test Engineer

With strong competition between aircraft manufacturers, ambitious environmental challenges that they face and the ever-increasing prospects of the number of air travellers in the coming years, will aeronautical test engineers become the cornerstone of the company? Before finding out about the variety of tasks that these engineers perform and the skills sought by employers, let’s […]


Not to be missed, Oddly enough

Between Alarm and Wonder for the Most Unusual Airports

There are some airports around the world that require an uncommon degree of composure on the part of the pilots. Between landings in the globe’s highest mountain ranges and those just a few metres from a beach or facing a cliff, there are big challenges for those who have our lives in their hands. So […]


Company life, News

The Internet and Space – It’s All a Question of Altitude

By philanthropy for some or greed for others, providing access to the internet for the whole planet has become the new goal for the world’s greats. From Musk to Wyler and Pichai to Zuckerberg, ideas abound to increase the number of earthlings connected as well as to increase the bandwidth. High versus low altitude At […]


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The Space Hotel – Soon to Be a Reality With Orion Span?

The background music of the space hotel replays regularly, but ever more ambitious projects are quickly being aborted or abandoned and the wealthy tourists disenchanted. But what about Orion Span? The project seem to be sufficiently advanced and sound to become a reality by 2022. Here is what tomorrow’s travellers could expect from the Aurora […]


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Emerging and Developing Countries Are Shooting for the Moon

The Moon, which had its hour of glory during the Cold War, seems to be back in fashion, after having been shunned for nearly two decades. Today, Asians are not hiding their ambitions to conquer our natural satellite both for scientific and economic reasons with, in the background, political stakes.   Great challenges for China […]


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Blue Origin – a First Space Tourist By the End of 2018?

April 28, 2018:  8th successful launch of the New Shepard rocket of Blue Origin, the space company of the founder of Amazon. With this new success, the goal of Jeff Bezos to send tourists to space is about to be accomplished… not to mention the technological feats related to the purpose-developed internet.     New […]


Company life

Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Service of Aeronautics

Virtual and augmented reality has well and truly reached top speed since the well-known Sensorma of the 1960s that let you have your first immersive experience and the Eye Tap of the 1980s whose monocle displayed virtual information. Today, this market, with a potential of 120 billion dollars, resonates particularly well in the aeronautics and […]


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Colonization of Mars by the United Arab Emirates – Mirage or Miracle?

Aware that their economy should no longer be based solely on oil revenues, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have begun to look to the stars, or rather Mars. By setting itself the disproportionate goal of settling a habitable colony there by 2117, the country not only wants to play in the big leagues but especially […]


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