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10/27/2020 - 00:00 | Source: USA Symposium
2020 Conference on Advanced Power Systems for Deep Space Exploration
Exploration of the solar system is entering its seventh decade. Along the way, innovations in power systems have played a critical role in expanding this exploration campaign,...
July 29, 2019 | Source: American Nuclear Society Cafe, ansnuclearcafe.org, Dr. Christopher Morrison, 6 February 2019
Why Nuclear is an Emerging Technology for the Space Economy
Nuclear energy has played a key supporting role in historic missions to Mars, Pluto, and across the Solar System for the last 50 years. On January 1 2019, the nuclear-powered New...
May 18, 2019 | Source: Aviation Week, aviationweek.com, Mark Carreau, 14 May 2019
Mars Insight Heat Probe Detective Work Continues
HOUSTON—Experts from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have not given up on efforts to fully deploy the Mars InSight lander’s subsurface...
October 26, 2018
The Pintle That Will Change the World
"The ability of this pintle to simply and efficiently inject a multitude of hypergolic fuels and throttle them from five percent all the way to full throttle is very exciting. It...
September 24, 2018 | Source: NASA Ames, nasa.gov, 11 Sep 2018
Exploring the Solar System? You May Need to Pack an Umbrella
Gearing up for its first flight test, NASA’s Adaptable Deployable Entry Placement Technology, or ADEPT, is no ordinary umbrella. ADEPT is a foldable device that opens to make a...
September 24, 2018 | Source: Power Technology, power-technology.com, 23 July 2018, Molly Lempriere
Space Race: a Look at NASA’s New Kilopower Fission Reactor
NASA and the US Department of Energy have developed a new nuclear fission reactor design for space applications, the Kilopower. NASA successfully conducted testing and...
March 8, 2018 | Source: Fed Biz Ops (FBO), 7 March 2018
NASA RFI - Low Earth Orbit Flight Test – Inflatable Decelerator (LOFTID) Ancillary Gas Generator
The NASA Langley Research Center and Marshall Space Flight Center have released a Request for Information (RFI) related to their Low Earth Orbit Flight Test – Inflatable...
Survivability and Vulnerability
August 28, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 2 August 2017, Jennifer Stanfield and Lee Mohon
NASA Working on Advanced Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Technologies
As NASA pursues innovative, cost-effective alternatives to conventional propulsion technologies to forge new paths into the solar system, researchers at NASA's Marshall Space...
August 28, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 16 August 2017, Amy Blanchett and Laurie Abadie
NASA Protects Its Superheroes From Cosmic Radiation
Outside Earth’s protective magnetic field and atmosphere, the ionizing radiation in space will pose a serious risk to astronauts as they travel to Mars. High-energy galactic...
Survivability and Vulnerability
July 27, 2017 | Source: Space Flight Now, spaceflightnow.com, 26 July 2017, Stephen Clark
SpaceX Tweaks Dragon 2 Design, Nixes Propulsive Landings
SpaceX’s upgraded Dragon capsules will not return astronauts to Earth for powered landings as originally envisioned, company boss Elon Musk said Wednesday, a design change that...