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November 19, 2019 | Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics, www.militaryaerospace.com, John Keller, 21 October 2019
NASA Surveys Industry for Atmospheric Monitoring CubeSat That Will Push the Bounds of SWaP in Spacecraft
HAMPTON, VA – U.S. space researchers are surveying industry for companies able to build a small constellation of orbiting CubeSat satellites, each about the size of a shoebox, to...
November 19, 2019 | Source: Scientific American, www.scientificamerican.com, Jeremy Hu, 4 November 2019
Kilometer-Long Space Tether Tests Fuel-Free Propulsion
A massive cloud of space junk—containing more than 23,000 pieces larger than 10 cm across—is currently zooming around Earth with an average speed of about 36,000 km per hour. And...
November 5, 2019 | Source: Space, Space.com, Tariq Malik, 21 October 2019
Rocket Lab Aims for the Moon and Beyond With New Photon Satellite Platform
WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab is shooting for the moon, literally. The small-satellite launch startup announced today (October 21) that its new Photon satellite platform will be able to...
October 8, 2019 | Source: 3D Print, 3D Print.com, Bridget O' Neal, 29 September 2019
Basalt Fiber-Reinforced ABS: Researchers Develop Thermoplastic Composite for Use in Space
In the recently published "Development and Mechanical Properties of Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene for In-Space Manufacturing Applications," we learn more...
October 8, 2019 | Source: Wired, Wired.com, Daniel Oberhaus, 27 September 2019
NASA Wants to Send Nuclear Rockets to the Moon and Mars
Just north of the Tennessee River near Huntsville, AL, there’s a six-story rocket test stand in a small clearing of loblolly pines. It’s here, in a secluded corner of NASA’s...
September 10, 2019 | Source: www.defenseworld.net, 22 August 2019
DARPA to Develop Advanced Tiny Chip-Scale Atomic Clocks for Military PNT Applications
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is presently working on an advanced version of its first-generation, battery-powered, miniature chip-scale atomic clock (CSAC)...
August 27, 2019 | Source: Interesting Engineering, Chris Young, 12 August 2019
NASA's Orion Spacecraft Has Passed a Critical Propulsion Test
What happens if a spacecraft encounters problems in the vacuum of space? While space travel can be very dangerous, there are plenty of fail-safes. NASA, in fact, is carrying out...
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...
July 26, 2019
NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD)
The nation’s investments in space technology enable NASA to make a difference in the world around us. The Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is responsible for developing...
July 22, 2019
Hypersonic Missile Research
What is the current state of hypersonic missile programs and are organic composites being used as part of the solution? DSIAC received a technical inquiry stemming from...