February 2017

Features

Fuel-free space travel

Building GOES-R

Defending Earth

Departments

Trajectories

Julian Horvath, senior engineer at Iridium Communications Inc.

By Debra Werner

Opinion

Why modern planes crash

Q & A

At the center of the X-plane revival

By Ben Iannotta

Forum Highlights

SciTech 2017 forum highlights

Editor's Notebook

The art of timeliness

By Ben Iannotta

Flight Path

Your AIAA presidential candidates

Engineering Notebook

Tiny drones, big questions

By Keith Button

Bulletin

February 2017 AIAA Bulletin