Sunday, July 3

NASA

CACI to launch experimental satellite to demonstrate alternative to GPS navigation
NASA

CACI to launch experimental satellite to demonstrate alternative to GPS navigation

The navigation technology that will be demonstrated is two-way time transfer from space WASHINGTON – U.S. defense contractor CACI International is funding an experiment to demonstrate space technologies for military use, including an alternative to GPS navigation.  As part of the company’s plan to grow its space business,  CACI is launching two demonstration payloads on a York Space satellite scheduled to fly to low Earth orbit in January aboard the SpaceX Transporter 7 rideshare.  “We’re looking at an alternative PNT [positioning, navigation and timing] solution that will work in a contested space domain,” CACI’s president and CEO John Mengucci said during a third-quarter fiscal year 2022 earnings call. “It won’t completely replace GPS, but it will support systems out there whe...
NASA — A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Air Mobility
NASA

NASA — A Beginner’s Guide to Advanced Air Mobility

Soaring over traffic in an air taxi, receiving packages faster, and participating in a sustainable, safer mode of transportation: all could be possible with a revolutionary new type of air transportation system in development called Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).AAM could include new aircraft developed by industry, called electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, for use in passenger, package, or cargo delivery. It may also include new places for these aircraft to take off and land called vertiports.Our work in Advanced Air Mobility will transform the way people and goods will move through the skies. This includes using Advanced Air Mobility for public good missions such as disaster, medical, and wildfire response.What is Advanced Air Mobility?Our vision for Advanced Air Mob...