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Look up aerospace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Aerospace comprises air and space travel, manufacturing and associated research. Aerospace is a very diverse industry, with a multitude of commercial, industrial and military applications. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ... An Airbus A340 airliner operated by Air Jamaica An airliner is a large fixed-wing aircraft whose primary function is the transportation of paying passengers. ... Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer space. ...


Aerospace is not the same as airspace, which is a term used to describe the physical air space directly above a location on the ground. Airspace means the portion of the atmosphere controlled by a particular country on top of its territory and territorial waters or, more generally, any specific portion of the atmosphere. ...

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Overview

In most industrial countries, the aerospace industry is a cooperation of public and private industries. For example, several countries have a space program under the command of the government, such as NASA in the United States, ESA in Europe, the Canadian Space Agency in Canada, Indian Space Research Organization in India, RKA in Russia and China National Space Administration in China. Human spaceflight is space exploration with a human crew, and possibly passengers (in contrast to unmanned space missions, which are remotely-controlled or robotic space probes). ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The European Space Agency (ESA), established in 1975, is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, currently with 17 member states. ... World map showing Europe Political map Europe is one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europes borders. ... The Canadian Space Agency (CSA or, in French, lAgence spatiale canadienne, ASC) is the Canadian government space agency responsible for Canadas space program. ... The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is Indias national space agency. ... The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian: Федеральное космическое агентство) (commonly known as Roskosmos), formerly the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (RKA; in Russian: Российское авиационно-космическое агентство, commonly known as Rosaviakosmos) is the government agency responsible for Russias space science programme and general aerospace research. ... The China National Space Administration (中国国家航天局) is the civilian agency within the Peoples Republic of China which is responsible for national space policy within the space program of China. ...


Along with these public space programs, many companies produce technical tools and components such as spaceships and satellites. Some known companies involved in space programs include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, EADS and Boeing. These companies are also involved in other areas of aerospace such as the construction of aircraft. Many countries have air transport companies, such as Air France and Air India. Ariane 5 lifts off with the Rosetta probe on 2nd of March, 2004. ... For other uses, please see Satellite (disambiguation) A satellite is an object that orbits another object (known as its primary). ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. (EADS) is a large European aerospace corporation, formed by the merger on July 10, 2000 of Aérospatiale-Matra of France, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain, and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) of Germany. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ... Airbus A380 An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before its merger with KLM, it was the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (as of January 2005). ... Air India (Hindi: ) is the largest international airline in India and the national flag carrier of India with a network of passenger and cargo services worldwide. ...


History

The field of aerospace began with the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903, by the Wright brothers. From there, aerospace has grown to be one of the most exciting, diverse, and fast paced fields of today. From the first wood-and-cloth plane of Wilbur and Orville Wright to the first trip to the moon on Apollo 11 to the new and exciting aircraft being developed by companies like Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier, aerospace has come a long way in a little over a century. Kitty Hawk could mean: Kitty Hawk, North Carolina USS Kitty Hawk The Command module of the Apollo 14 spacecraft. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Orville Wright Wilbur Wright The Wright brothers, Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 - January 30, 1948) and Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 - May 30, 1912), are generally credited with making the first controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight on December 17, 1903. ... Apollo 11 was the fifth human spaceflight of the Apollo program, the third human voyage to the moon, and the first manned mission to land on the Moon. ... Airbus S.A.S., based in Toulouse, France, is a leading aircraft manufacturer. ... Bombardier Inc. ...


Aerospace Manufacturing

Aerospace manufacturing is an industry that produces "aircraft, guided missiles, space vehicles, aircraft engines, propulsion units, and related parts," according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site. Most of the industry is geared toward governmental work. In the United States, the Department of Defense and NASA are the two biggest consumers of aerospace technology and products. The BLS reported that the aerospace industry employed 444,000 wage and salary jobs in 2004. Most of those jobs were in Washington and California. The Bureau of Labor Statistics was founded in 1884 by President Chester A. Arthur. ... The United States Department of Defense, abbreviated DoD or DOD and sometimes called the Defense Department, is a civilian Cabinet organization of the United States government. ... NASA logo Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-09-01, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ...


As of June 2005, the top-performing aerospace companies, as ranked by Aviation Week & Space Technology, were: Aviation Week & Space Technology (often abbreviated as Aviation Week or AW&ST) is a weekly magazine which reports upon the state of the aerospace industry. ...

  1. United Technologies Corporation
  2. General Dynamics Corp.
  3. L-3 Communications
  4. Honeywell International Inc.
  5. Parker Hannifin
  6. Computer Sciences Corp.
  7. Thales Group
  8. Lockheed Martin Corp.
  9. Northrop Grumman Corp.
  10. Boeing

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) NYSE: UTX is a major multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, and is the 22nd largest U.S. manufacturer [1]. UTC is a $37 billion company that researches, develops, and manufacturers products in numerous areas, including aircraft engines, helicopters, heating and cooling, fuel cells, elevators... GD redirects here. ... L-3 Communications NYSE: LLL is a mezzanine company that supplies prime contractors with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and products, secure communications systems and products, avionics and ocean products, training devices and services, microwave components and telemetry, instrumentation, space and navigation products. ... Honeywell Heating Specialties Company Stock Certificate dated 1924 signed by Mark C. Honeywell - courtesy of Scripophily. ... History Parker Hannifin Corporation (originally Parker Appliance Company), of Cleveland, Ohio, is a global leader of motion and control technologies. ... Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is a software services company headquartered in El Segundo, California, USA. CSCs history began in April 1959 when it was founded by Roy Nutt and Fletcher Jones, with the goal of providing programming tools such as assemblers and compilers. ... The Thales Group is a global electronics company serving aerospace, defence, and information technology markets worldwide. ... Lockheed/BAE/Northrop F-35 Lockheed Trident missile C-130 Hercules; in production since the 1950s, now as the C-130J Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is an aerospace manufacturer formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ...

See also

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Astronautics is the branch of engineering that deals with machines designed to work outside of Earths atmosphere, whether manned or unmanned. ... Aerospace engineering is the branch of engineering that concerns aircraft, spacecraft and related topics. ... Atmospheric reentry is the process by which vehicles that are outside the atmosphere of a planet can enter that atmosphere and reach the planetary surface intact. ... General aviation (abbr. ... Space exploration is the physical exploration of outer space. ... A spacecraft is designed to leave Earths atmosphere and operate beyond the surface of the Earth in outer space. ...

External links

  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - U.S.
  • European Space Agency (ESA) - E.U.
  • Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) - Japan
  • Aerospace Research Institute,IRAN, Persian Language [پژوهشگاه هوافضا] - Iran
  • BLS site on aerospace industry
  • Aerospace Industries Association
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • The British Library - finding information on the aerospace industry
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Solutions
  • Space Science & Technology Persian articles about Space Exploration and effect of Aerospace Engineers on it

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