Category: Cranfield

Cranfield students to take to the skies for global space rocket competition

Students from Cranfield University are designing their own space rocket, which they hope to launch into the skies above the US later this year.
Members of the University’s CRANSeds society (which stands for Cranfield Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) are taking part in an extracurricular project to design and develop a rocket for the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC), which will take place in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in June.

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Cranfield University Research Fellow’s Innovative ‘bouncy castle’ keeps Airbus operators safe and saves €2.5m

A Cranfield University Research Fellow based at Airbus Broughton, has come up with an idea to keep operators safe while speeding up aircraft production.

José-Angel Gonzalez-Domingo, working with the Manufacturing Research and Technology team at Airbus, was asked to improve the installation process for hydraulic systems during A320 wing production.

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Carol Vorderman pays Cranfield a flying visit

Carol Vorderman, TV host and honorary RAF Group Captain, flew into Cranfield Airport on Monday for a short visit to the University.

The former Countdown mathematician, who holds a pilot’s licence and owns a twin-propellor Diamond DA42, set off from Cambridge International Airport in the University’s Slingsby T67 Firefly and made the short journey to Cranfield Airport.

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Cranfield University and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have recruited the UK’s first garden water scientist

Cranfield University and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have recruited the UK’s first garden water scientist.

Janet Manning, a Cranfield alumna with extensive experience in water science and engineering roles and a keen interest in domestic gardening, has been selected to join the charity’s 60-strong science team based at RHS Garden Wisley.

In her role, she aims to find the best watering products and techniques available, and to promote their benefits to RHS members, businesses and the wider public.

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“Give Covanta a bloody nose”

At a Rookery South Community Energy Initiative (RSCEI) presentation to Cranfield Parish Council Councillor Robert Morris, ward councillor for Cranfield and Marston Moretaine, urged residents to sign up to the scheme.

He said:
“I strongly recommend that people apply for the scheme

“Because every penny that comes from this means that it’s a penny less that Covanta will have in their pockets.

“You are, technically, giving them a bloody nose by taking the money.”

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Plan:MK given the green light by Inspector

Plan:MK given the green light by Inspector
Green space, original MK design principles, and affordable homes underpin next chapter in MK’s growth.

Plan:MK, the local plan setting out how Milton Keynes will grow until 2031, has been found ‘sound’ by a government Inspector; a crucial milestone before the plan can be adopted.

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