10–12 July 2017
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A packed audience listens to Bran Ferren, co-founder and chief creative officer, Applied Minds LLC, deliver the opening keynote on Monday, 25 July, at AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2016, taking place 25–27 July in Salt Lake City, UT.


Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 7:45 p.m. EDT

Pierre Chao Looks to the Future of the Propulsion and Energy Market

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

With world turmoil, sluggish markets and changing geopolitical landscapes, it pays to know where the U.S. aerospace community stands and in what directions it may go.

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Tuesday, 27 July 2016, 5:15 p.m. EDT

Aerospace Businesses Must Be Flexible, Adaptable, Innovative

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Surviving in today’s dynamic aerospace environment, as well as succeeding and experiencing some amount of longevity, requires flexibility and an adaptability...

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 3:30 p.m. EDT

BWX Technologies COO Shares 7 Hacks for Career Success

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications

Rex Geveden, the chief operating officer of BWX Technologies Inc., shared some advice in the “Seven Career Hacks for Professional Success” session......

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 1:15 p.m. EDT

Stretch Goals Eyed in Additive Manufacturing of Rocket Engines

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Makers of rocket engines have plenty of evidence that costs and production time can be significantly reduced by making some components almost entirely through additive manufacturing...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 9:15 p.m. EDT

Nuclear Power Could Fuel America’s Space Future

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

As America’s space program continues to send exploration missions farther into our solar system, it is becoming apparent that nuclear power...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 9:00 p.m. EDT

High-Power Systems’ Needs Drive Design Challenges

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA Communications

Today, the F-35 or 787 are both state-of-the-art — each has a few hundred kilowatts of secondary power installed on the aircraft. But future demands for electricity in air and space systems will be even greater...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 7:00 p.m. EDT

Gleaning Propulsion Lessons From History

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

History underscores the stakes of propulsion engineering no more so than in the case of the 1986 Challenger explosion, but history also offers...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 4:00 p.m. EDT

Advancements in Propulsion and Energy Are Changing the Name of the Game

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Ongoing technological advancements in the propulsion and energy sector are spurring and enabling game-changing impacts on the aerospace industry as a whole...

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Antares’ Return-to-Flight Edges Closer

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Orbital ATK says it is on schedule to launch its next Antares rocket by the end of August, nearly two years after a launch explosion in Virginia grounded the Antares rockets.

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Monday, 25 July 2016, 10:45 p.m. EDT

Reusable Space Systems Are Obtainable

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

Reusable space systems are the holy grail of space technology, according to a panel of experts who spoke July 25...

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Monday, 25 July 2016, 8:30 p.m. EDT

U.S. Air Force, NASA Pledge Bold Research Efforts

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Representatives from NASA and the U.S. Air Force discussed initiatives and issues, such as how much technical risk can be accepted when spending taxpayer dollars...

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Monday, 25 July 2016, 3:30 p.m. EDT

Study Questions Near-Term Value of Battery Tech for Large Planes

by Ben Iannotta, Aerospace America editor-in-chief

Turboelectric propulsion, in which fuel-burning engines generate electricity for propulsion, has a better chance of significantly reducing the carbon footprint...

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Monday, 25 July 2016, 1:45 p.m. EDT

Bran Ferren: Aerospace in the U.S. Needs to Find Its Way Back to Innovation

by Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications

Despite the wonderful things aerospace has done — including inventing powered flight, putting a man on the moon, establishing the international space station, working on the X-plan projects, and bringing the world closer together through satellite technology...

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25–29 July 2016

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