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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...
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...
March 11, 2019 | Source: SpaceX, spacex.com, 4 March 2019
NASA Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX Dragon Demo 1 Mission to ISS Herald Next-Gen Human Spaceflight
At 2:49 a.m. EST on March 2, SpaceX launched Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight...
January 28, 2019 | Source: University of Central Florida Today News, today.ucf.edu, Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala, 10 January 2019
Steam-Powered Asteroid Hoppers Developed Through University of Central Florida (UCF) Collaboration
By using steam rather than fuel, the microwave-size spacecraft prototype can theoretically explore celestial objects "forever." Using steam to propel a spacecraft from asteroid to...
INTRODUCTION When addressing the National Space Council on June 18, 2018, President Trump made clear his spacefaring vision for America when he said: “My administration is...
January 3, 2019 | Source: New York Times, nytimes.com, Steven Lee Myers and Zoe Mou, 2 January 2019
‘New Chapter’ in Space Exploration as China Reaches Far Side of the Moon
BEIJING — China reached a milestone in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, the country’s space agency...
November 19, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, arl.army.mil, 26 Oct 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Army, Arizona State University (ASU) Team on New Alloy With Superhero-Like Strength
Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and ASU have teamed up on a new material composition that super heroes, if real, would envy. They've designed a super strong...
Survivability and Vulnerability
November 5, 2018 | Source: Imperial College London, imperial.ac.uk, Duncan Swinscow-Hall, 1 February 2018
Graphene and Silk Show Potential as Armor of the Future
A team of Imperial alumni and postdocs are combining silk with graphene to produce next generation armor for people, vehicles and buildings. “If you were shot by a handgun, Kevlar...
Survivability and Vulnerability