© Fournis par AFP Cette image de l’agence spatiale japonaise (JAXA) publiée par Jiji Press le 21 septembre 2018 montre les micro-robots qui vont se poser sur un astéroïde à 3 milliards de km de la Terre, pour tenter de mieux comprendre les origines de la vie
Asteroid RYUGU (Source: JAXA picture)
” Une sonde japonaise largue deux micro-robots d’exploration au-dessus d’un astéroide.
La sonde japonaise Hayabusa-2 a largué vendredi deux micro-robots au-dessus d’un astéroide (Ryugu) sur lequel ces engins sont censé se poser pour recueillir des informations sur la naissance du système solaire et l’origine de la vie.
Si ces robots Minerva de deuxième génération parviennent à destination et font leur travail, il s’agira du premier succès mondial pour ce type de mission, après une précédente tentative japonaise ratée en 2005.” (Source: AFP)
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FALCON 8X (Picture Flightglobal – Dassault)
“When the annual EBACE business aviation show kicks of in Geneva on 24 May, Dassault’s new flagship business jet, the ultra-long-range Falcon 8X, will be just days away from its planned joint European Aviation Safety Agency (CS 25) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAR 25) certification. Its entry into service is planned for the third quarter of 2016.
Dassault describes the 8X as an evolution of its hugely successful Falcon 7X/EASy III cockpit – rather than a revolution – but one with a slew of extra cabin options, a substantial range increase and a raft of further avionic and reliability upgrades. All this while retaining the 7X’s outstanding characteristics, including its fly-by-wire digital flight control system; its flexibility in short field (and therefore non-hub) operations, both for landing and take-off; continued certificated steep approach capability (e.g. to airports such as London City, Lugano, La Mole and St Moritz); having a basic empty weight lighter by up to 25% or more than competitors; and with direct operating costs lower by even more significant margins, of up to 35%.” (Flightglobal)
“Longer fuselage than the 7X, but with no empty weight penalty and more engine power 8X performance still delights.” (Dassault Aviation)
Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing it in the air (flying)!
Let us know if you find a Video of it …
Read more from: FLIGHT TEST Review: the Falcon 8X from Dassault is out now!
ANA_orders (Source – ANA)
“ANA is likely to become an A380 operator, with three aircraft due for delivery from 2018. Operating the A380 was not in ANA’s plans. In fact, as ANA itself has itself stated, there are many arguments against taking A380.
The aircraft order appears to be a trade-off: ANA won the last minute support of Airbus to vote for its restructuring plan of the bankrupt Skymark Airlines. There was little obvious reason for Airbus to back ANA, a tiny Airbus customer, over the alternative restructuring plan proposed by Delta, itself a major Airbus operator. It may be that in exchange for Airbus’ support ANA agreed to do more business with Airbus.” (CAPA – Center for Aviation)
Looking forward to more A380 and other Airbus orders (and, therefore, less Boeing orders) for the Japanese Market!! What do you think?
Read more from: ANA and the A380: Airbus wins a new customer in return for invaluable Skymark support