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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 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...
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...
August 13, 2019 | Source: AFRL, Donna Lindner, 5 August 2019
AFRL Investigating Space Weather Effects on Satellite Materials
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), in partnership with several universities, has investigated the effects of space weather...
Survivability and Vulnerability
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 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...
June 18, 2019 | Source: Aerospace-Technology, 11 June 2019
NASA Spacecraft to Test "Green" Propellant and Propulsion System
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will test a non-toxic, rosé-coloured fuel and compatible propulsion system in space that could be used for missions to the...
June 12, 2019 | Source: Aviation Week, aviationweek.com, Thierry Dubois, 7 June 2019
Arianespace Readies for Two New Launchers in Kourou
One year from now, Arianespace is expected to be halfway between the first flights of two new launchers, the clean-sheet-design Ariane 6 and the upgraded Vega C. As if these were...
May 21, 2019 | Source: 3D Printing Industry, Anas Essop, 23 April 2019
NASA and TTH Use Carbon 3-D Printing to Create Seeker Spacecraft Inspection Robots
The Technology House (TTH), a product development service provider, has used Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) 3-D printing technology from Silicon-valley based Carbonto to help...