In local news, the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport introduced the agency that will replace the DGAC, the organism that currently regulates aviation in Mexico. The Mexican Space Agency announced the sixth edition of its Space Missions Mexico contest and Viva Aerobus announced a new route and projected double-digit growth in passenger traffic.
In international news, a US startup announced its proposal for an ultrasonic aircraft, NASA tested a flight traffic system for drones in cities and Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched five dozen satellites to provide internet services. In interplanetary news, you can now send your name to Mars.
Don’t miss last weeks highlights:
The Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT) announced its plan to create the Federal Agency of Civil Aviation (AFAC), which will replace the General Direction of Civil Aviation (DGAC).
NASA tested the final stage of its plan to develop a traffic system for drones that aims to regulate the flow of delivery drones in cities.
Start-up Hermeus Corporation plans to develop a plane that will travel at five times the speed of sound.
Low-cost airline Viva Aerobus foresees an 18-percent increase in passenger traffic in 2019. The airline also launched a direct flight from Monterrey to Las Vegas.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is collecting names to send to Mars on its next mission. The collected list of names will be sent to the red planet in the Mars 2020 rover mission.
The Mexican Space Agency (AEM) called for participants for the sixth edition of the “Misiones Espaciales México” contest, which asks for a project that uses the country’s existing satellites for the benefit of the public or private sector.
SpaceX launched 60 small satellites as part of Elon Musk’s plan to launch an internet service under the name Starlink. The company claimed to have raised over US$ 1 billion for Starlink and its rocket Starship.