This is the old Satelite Image Resolution Faclility locate at the US Army Electronic Proving Grounds on Fort Huachuca, Arizona. This facility was used to test photo resolution and contrast of military satellites. Just south and east are the Antenna Test Facility structures.
he Device Assembly Facility (DAF) at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) is used to support activities related to nuclear test readiness and science-based stockpile stewardship, including assembly of subcritical experiments. The DAF mission is to provide a modern, safe, and secure facility for NTS nuclear explosive operations.
This is a Highspeed Test Facility for the newest super-sportcars in the south of Italy.
Editor's note (Wikipedia): Nardo Ring, is located in Nardo, Italy. It is used for auto racing. It is used as a test track for high speeds. At just under 7.8 miles and perfectly round, it is banked at such a degree that a driver need not turn the wheel while driving. In essence, the driver is b...
The southern facility at Edwards was formerly home to the B-2 test team when the Northrop stealth bomber was undergoing flight testing at Edwards AFB. Early on in the program, the USAF wanted to try and keep the exact details of the B-2's planform secret. While the aircraft was publicly unveiled at Palmdale, it was only shown from the front and side and the upper surfaces were not visible. This...
The tests performed on the test rigs at the Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre in Sindelfingen are extensive and intensive. Here the body and chassis were subjected to one exceptionally tough test after another to simulate the loads and stresses of an entire car lifetime within a matter of weeks. Note the extreme banked turns.
Smiling Budda Nuclear Test - India's First Nuclear Test
Test: Smiling Buddha
Time: 8:05, May 18, 1974 (IST)
Location: Pokhran, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
27.095 deg N, 71.752 E
Test Height and Type:
Underground, -107 m
Yield: 8 kt (12-13 kt claimed)
In May 1942, a lone Spitfire on a routine reconnaissance mission over northern Germany changed this. Flight Lieutenant D. W. Steventon brought back photographs of the Peenemunde airfield along the Baltic coast that revealed evidence of construction activity with circular emplacements on the ground. Photographic interpreters, however, were unable to locate anything out of the ordinary from the p...
The Tour will take place from May to July 2009, with 7 provincial games being played alongside the 3 match test series.
Match 1 - 30 May - Highveld XV - Rustenburg
Match 2 - 3 June - Golden Lions - Johannesburg
Match 3 - 6 June - Free State Cheetahs - Bloemfontein
Match 4 - 10 June - Natal Sharks - Durban
Match 5 - 13 June - Western Province - C...
A Maglev train on it's track between airport and city
The Shanghai Maglev Train or Shanghai Transrapid is a magnetic levitation train, or maglev line that operates in Shanghai, China. It is the first commercially operated high-speed magnetic levitation line in the world. The train line was designed to connect Shanghai Pudong International Airport and the outskirts of central Pudo...
Located in Malan, Xinjiang Autonomous Region. (between 87.12E/42.14N and 87.52E/42.15N). Location of China's single nuclear weapons test site. Under the Commission of Science, Technology, and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND) with close ties to the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Established on 16 October 1959. Construction began on 1 April 1960. On 21 November 1958, Soviet adv...
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