19–22 August 2019
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Forum attendees enjoy the opening session at the 2018 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cincinnati, taking place July 9-11, 2018.

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 3:15 p.m. EDT

The Future of Hypersonics

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

The U.S. aerospace sector can encourage research to benefit the emerging and competitive field of military and even commercial hypersonic flight... 

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Thursday, 12 July 2018, 1:30 p.m. EDT

Maintaining 50-Year Old Engines

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Keeping engines running for decadeslong lifespans has numerous challenges, which top engineers from companies and the U.S. military... 

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Thursday, 12 July 2018, 8:45 a.m. EDT

Exponential Digital Technologies Are Transforming Aviation

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Exponential digital technologies are delivering increased value at less cost and rapidly revolutionizing the aviation industry, said Colin Parris...

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 8:30 p.m. EDT

Additive Manufacturing Streamlines Processes for Manufacturers

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA social media content specialist

Additive manufacturing — a hot topic for the past several years — is transforming processes and business models for aerospace manufacturers... 

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 4:30 p.m. EDT

Aerospace Is Hiring for Now and the Future

by Michele McDonald, AIAA  communications manager

The aerospace industry is dealing with the tough problem of needing to reach out to elementary students to build the workforce pipeline...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 7:00 p.m. EDT

Advancements in In-Space Propulsion Technology

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA social media content specialist

A panel of experts in the July 10 session “The Future of In-Space Propulsion” at the 2018 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cincinnati discussed... 

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 5:50 p.m. EDT

Where Do You Fall on the Scale in the Transition to Electric?

by Michele McDonald, AIAA communications manager

Using Arthur C. Clark’s take on the three stages of reaction to revolutionary ideas, panelists in the “Transition to Electric — What’s Hype and What’s Real” session...

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 4:45 p.m. EDT

Sierra Nevada Corp. Leading the Way to Space Commercialization

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

Sierra Nevada Corp. is helping the industry commercialize space through advancements in a range of interconnected products and services as well as through public-private partnerships, Steve Lindsey... 

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:30 a.m. EDT

Lessons Learned from Developing the F-35B's F135 Engine and LiftSystem

by Hannah Thoreson, AIAA social media content specialist

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II program has benefited from a complex testing and integration process that involves several of the largest defense contractors working together... 

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 8:30 a.m. EDT

Options for Energy for the Lunar Night

by Tom Risen, Aerospace America staff reporter

Parts of Earth’s moon are sometimes covered in darkness for 14 days, so a July 9 panel of experts at the  2018 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cincinnati discussed possible energy sources... 

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Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:45 p.m. EDT

Future Space Exploration Depends on Today’s Work, Collaboration

by Lawrence Garrett, AIAA web editor

During her “Propulsion and Energy: Enabling NASA Missions Today and Tomorrow” keynote July 9 at the 2018 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum in Cincinnati, Janet Kavandi, director of NASA’s Glenn Research Center, said... 

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Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:30 p.m. EDT

SLS and Orion Closer to Taking Flight

by Michele McDonald, AIAA communications manager

The hardware is coming together for Exploration Mission-1 of the Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft with more testing in the next year...

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