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Oct 24 2017 - 12:00am | Source: EaglePicher Technologies, LLC
Agenda covers the following topics plus facility tours: High Energy Li-ion Cell for Next Generation Batteries for Commercial, Defense, and UAV Applications EPT Space Lithium Ion...
August 28, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 2 August 2017, Jennifer Stanfield and Lee Mohon
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
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...
August 14, 2017 | Source: Ars Technica, arstechnica.com, 22 February 2017, Eric Berger
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...
July 27, 2017 | Source: Space Flight Now, spaceflightnow.com, 26 July 2017, Stephen Clark
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...
July 3, 2017 | Source: Pacific Scientific, psemc.com, 21 March 2017, Steve Nelson
Pacific Science EMC announces the release of its new Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) for the small satellite market. The compact design of MAPS is a breakthrough in...
July 3, 2017 | Source: JPL NASA, jpl.nasa.gov, 18 Apr 2017, Elizabeth Landau
Raul Polit-Casillas grew up around fabrics. His mother is a fashion designer in Spain, and, at a young age, he was intrigued by how materials are used for design. Now, as a...
Plasma Thrusters Teaser
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...
February 27, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov
Like all rocket engines, the small thrusters that a spacecraft or satellite fires to maintain or change positions need fuel. Currently, many use hydrazine -- a toxic and corrosive...
December 5, 2016 | Source: Georgia Tech Research Horizons, rh.gatech.edu
For three decades, the symbol of the U.S. space program was the mighty Space Shuttle, an 86-ton reusable spacecraft that hauled astronauts, equipment, and supplies into orbit 135...