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January 15, 2018 | Source: The Verge, theverge.com, 7 August 2017, Loren Grush
Misconfigured Communications Equipment Prevents Rocket Lab’s First Test Rocket from Reaching Orbit
Aerospace startup Rocket Lab says it knows why the first test launch of its small rocket failed to reach orbit in May. The failure had nothing to do with the rocket itself, but...
December 18, 2017 | Source: NASA, nasa.gov, 11 October 2017, Jennifer Stanfield
First Four Space Launch System Flight Engines Ready To Rumble
The flight preparations for the four engines that will power NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) on its first integrated flight with Orion are complete and the engines are assembled...
Affordable Access to Low Earth Orbit
A NEW VISION The last decade has seen a resurgence of NASA’s bold visions, from returning humans to the moon after a 50-year hiatus to colonizing Mars. President George W. Bush...
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