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Oct 24 2017 - 12:00am | Source: EaglePicher Technologies, LLC
EaglePicher Technology Workshop 2017
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
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 28, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 16 August 2017, Amy Blanchett and Laurie Abadie
NASA Protects Its Superheroes From Cosmic Radiation
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...
Survivability and Vulnerability
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...
July 27, 2017 | Source: Space Flight Now, spaceflightnow.com, 26 July 2017, Stephen Clark
SpaceX Tweaks Dragon 2 Design, Nixes Propulsive Landings
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
PacSci EMC Compact Modular SmallSat Propulsion System
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
'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering
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...
Survivability and Vulnerability
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...
February 27, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov
NASA Spacecraft to Test 'Green' Propellant Passes Major Preflight Milestone
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
The Future Is Small
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...