Moller International/Freedom Motors October 2017 Newsletter

Moller International is working with a number of developers of the various hybrid components required for its Skycars®.  These include batteries from A123 Battery Systems in Taiwan and Turnigy Power Systems in China, as well as electric motors from Yasa Motors in Great Britain and Emrax Motors in Slovenia. Surprisingly no US company produces these required hybrid components.

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Laser vs. Missile: Lockheed Martin Developing Technology to Intercept Missile Threats with Directed Energy

Company Reducing Risk on Laser Beam Control Concept Demonstrator Designed to Fly on an Airborne Platform and Destroy Missiles during the Boost Phase

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a nine-month, $9.4 million contract to develop a Low Power Laser Demonstrator (LPLD) missile interceptor concept, the agency announced Oct. 5.

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SpaceX Launches 10 More Iridium Satellites Which Will Soon Track Aircraft in Real Time

On Monday, October 9th at 5:37am PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in CA, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches 10 more Iridium NEXT satellites, which will soon track aircraft in real time for the first time.  This means no more vanishing planes like MH-370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean in 2014 and became one of the most expensive aviation searches in history. 70 percent of the world is uncovered by radar, with pilots typically reporting their positions every 10-14 minutes.  That’s about to change.  Read these Fast Company and Marketplace pieces:  

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NASA Offers Access to Cygnus Spacecraft Ahead of Next Space Station Mission

NASA Offers Access to Cygnus Spacecraft Ahead of Next Space Station Mission

Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft
Media are invited to view and photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, packed with cargo and scientific experiments for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station.

Media are invited to view and photograph Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft, packed with cargo and scientific experiments for its upcoming flight to the International Space Station, at 10:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 18, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia.

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Countdown is on for aviation climate scheme

Aviation industry on track for CORSIA but work has to start now

Geneva,– ATAG’s Global Sustainable Aviation Summit in Geneva concluded with aviation leaders learning more about the soon-to-be implemented carbon offsetting and reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA), and a warning that work on implementing the scheme has to start straight away.

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