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40 SMT007 MAGAZINE I OCTOBER 2020 ulations are growing at a rapid pace. This has cities turning to cleaner forms of public trans- portation on the ground, in the water, and— soon enough—in the air. The first of these next- generation electric flights are set to take off in just a few years with urban air mobility aircraft. NASA to Highlight Artemis Booster Test with Live Broadcast E NASA was scheduled to broadcast a Space Launch System rocket full-scale booster test at 2:40 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2, on NASA Television and the agency's website, fol- lowed by a media teleconference. Sanmina Bolsters Backplane Testing Capabilities in California and Mexico E Sanmina Corporation, an integrated manu- facturing solutions company, announced that it bolstered its backplane testing capabilities with new technology from RoBAT, a provider of automated testing solutions. Boeing, Salt River Project Sign Renewable Energy Agreement for Mesa Site E Boeing and the Salt River Project (SRP) utility signed a multi-year agreement to power Boe- ing's Mesa site with renewable solar energy. 300 Below Selected as Top Team for U.S. Air Force Manufacturing Olympics E 300 Below Inc., recipient of 2019's Innova- tion of the Year in Manufacturing Technology, was announced as one of the top 92 participat- ing teams selected from across the globe com- peting in AFWERX's Base of the Future Chal- lenge, as a catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force by using its technol- ogy to triple the life of at-risk metals for ~20% cost of the item. Defense Speak Interpreted: Unpacking the NDAA E What is this NDAA stuff you keep hearing on the national news all the time, and why is it important to PCBs? Denny Fritz explains what is going on with the National Defense Autho- rization Act, which authorizes programs and lays out the priorities and policies for the U.S. Department of Defense. Just Ask Joe: The Land Warrior Project E Inventor, columnist, instructor, and founder of Verdant Electronics, Joe Fjelstad has been involved with rigid PCBs and flexible circuits for decades, and he's ready to share some of his knowledge with our readers. Beat the Heat With New Book on Thermal Management Design Processes E Learn how to beat the heat in your designs with The Printed Circuit Designer's Guide to… Thermal Management: A Fabricator's Perspec- tive—the latest title in the I-Connect007 educa- tional library. AVX Supplies the First ESCC QPL Approved Polymer Electrolytic Multianode Capacitors E AVX Corporation—a manufacturer and sup- plier of advanced electronic components and interconnect, sensor, control, and antenna solutions—is the first manufacturer quali- fied to supply polymer electrolytic multianode capacitors for use in European Space Agency (ESA) programs. New BAE Systems Aircraft Power Sources Clear Path to Electric Flight E We need smarter, cleaner travel now more than ever. Greenhouse gases are on the rise, and pop-

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