Imagine soaring from New York to London in less time than it takes to finish an average movie. NASA’s recent groundbreaking venture is aimed at revolutionizing transatlantic travel. They’ve embarked on the creation of a supersonic passenger jet that boasts a blistering top speed of Mach 4 (approximately 4,900 km/h). To put this in perspective, this not only doubles Concorde’s impressive Mach 2 (2,450 km/h) speed but also outpaces the famed SR-71 Blackbird spy plane that had a design speed of Mach 3.2 (3,920 km/h).
The PIBOT project under the auspices of KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology) has stirred global attention, as it promises a humanoid machine capable of handling intricate aviation tasks. These human-like robots might be the co-pilots of our future.
China’s push for hypersonic advancement reaches a new peak with the unveiling of the JF-22, an impressive hypersonic wind tunnel. The mere existence of this colossal structure underscores China’s anticipation of a future dominated by hypersonic devices, poised for both civil and military applications.
Airbus, a leading global player in the aerospace sector, has launched a revolutionary step in airplane automation. The company’s experimentation with an Airbus A350-1000 aircraft has produced a system that doesn’t merely control the plane, but communicates in human speech with air traffic controllers. The project, termed DragonFly, has propelled Airbus into a new era of technology and has transformed the traditional understanding of air travel.
Navigating the dawn of a fresh chapter in aviation, Airbus recently shared its audacious plans for transforming air travel by 2035 with the unveiling of its Airspace Cabin Vision 2035+ concept. This strategic blueprint paints a picture of future aircrafts as the epitome of innovation and sustainable design. Let’s take a closer look at what this evolution in flight might mean for travelers and the planet alike.
In a remarkable development for the Chinese space programme, the South China Morning Post recently reported that Taikobot, a humanoid robot, will soon join the crew of the recently completed Tienkung space station. Standing 171 centimetres tall and weighing just 25 kilograms, Taikobot’s primary role will be to assist astronauts with small tasks and efficiently transport various equipment between the station’s different modules.