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October 22, 2019 | Source: Newsweek, Newsweek.com, Hannah Osborne, 14 October 2019
NASA Engineer Proposes "Helical Engine" for Interstellar Travel With No Propellant
An engineer who works for NASA has put forward a proposal for a new way to travel through interstellar space—a "helical engine" that could, potentially, push a spacecraft forward...
July 16, 2019 | Source: U.S. Air Force, Bryan Ripple, 1 July 2019
AFRL Puts New Technologies Into Space Aboard World’s Most Powerful Launch Vehicle
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) successfully put new technologies into space, June 25, as part of the Department of...
May 1, 2019
High-Rate Discharge Battery and Electric Motor for Space Use
What electric motor and high-rate discharge battery technologies are available for a given set of requirements for a space application? The National Aeronautics and...
December 18, 2018
Nitromethane Use in Rocket Propulsion
What information is available on the use of nitromethane for freezing point depression in Army rocket propulsion, specifically gun-launched rockets? DSIAC was asked for...
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...
12/10/2018 - 00:00 | Source: JANNAF
Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Propulsion Committee Meeting
Join us for the next Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Propulsion Committee meeting, which will include the Joint Meeting of the 45th Structures and Mechanical...
Survivability and Vulnerability
September 11, 2017 | Source: Naval Aviation News, navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil, 14 March 2017, Jeff Newman
Ramjet: New Threats Call For Old Tech
The U.S. Navy took the first step to reintroducing to the fleet an old-but-much-needed technology when it successfully tested a solid-fuel ramjet engine at Naval Air Warfare...
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 14, 2017 | Source: Ars Technica, arstechnica.com, 22 February 2017, Eric Berger
NASA’s Longshot Bet on Revolutionary Plasma-Based Rockets May Pay Off
Franklin Chang-Díaz bounds up a handful of stairs and peers through a porthole cut into the side of a silver, tanker-truck-sized vacuum chamber. Inside, a blueish-purple light...
Space Travel Aided by Plasma Thrusters: Past, Present and Future
Introduction Like other contemporary energetic and propulsion technologies, electric propulsion—of which plasma thrusters are a subset—has been around for nearly a century. As...