The ‘last mile’ of a future mission to the Moon

Researchers from Skoltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have analyzed several dozen options to pick the best one in terms of performance and costs for the ‘last mile’ of a future mission to the Moon – actually delivering astronauts to the lunar surface and back up to the safety of the orbiting lunar station. Read more about The ‘last mile’ of a future mission to the Moon[…]

Revolutionary new batteries to explore Mars

Electrifying research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit, or even a Mars rover. The research, which was funded by NASA, was recently reported in an article titled “Three-Dimensional Si Anodes with Fast Diffusion, High Capacity, High Rate Capability, and Long Cycle Life” that Read more about Revolutionary new batteries to explore Mars[…]

NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants program

University-led research could transform the future of space exploration, from small spacecraft to “smart” systems for the Moon, Mars and beyond. NASA has selected 14 proposals for the study of innovative, early stage technologies that address high-priority needs of America’s space program. The universities will work on their proposed research and development projects for up to Read more about NASA’s Space Technology Research Grants program[…]

Space Apps NASA in Romania

300 visionaries are expected to enroll at international Space Apps competition. The event takes place with the support of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  In Romania, the people interested to participate, can enroll, depending on the preferences, by clicking on the dedicated submission pages for București, Cluj-Napoca, Iași and Timișoara.  The event will Read more about Space Apps NASA in Romania[…]

NASA’s International Space App Challenge to take place in Romania for the third year in a row

Space Apps international hackathon organized by NASA will take place in Romania for the third time in a row. The challenge, organized by the local partner Digital Transformers – Innovation Studio, will take place between October 19 – 21, 2018, simultaneously in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara. The scope of the event is to pair Read more about NASA’s International Space App Challenge to take place in Romania for the third year in a row[…]

NASA Pave the Way for In-Space Fabrication of Printed Electronics

Optomec, a leading global supplier of production-grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed electronics and 3D printed metals, today announced that the company was awarded a NASA SBIR contract for the further development of an Adaptive Laser Sintering System (ALSS)  The success of this endeavor will enable electronic circuitry to be printed onto a wider variety of Read more about NASA Pave the Way for In-Space Fabrication of Printed Electronics[…]

NASA Announces Frontier Development Lab 2017 Challenges

NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) announced its 2017 challenges and opened the participant application process, with a deadline of April 19, 2017. Hosted in Silicon Valley by the SETI Institute, FDL is a graduate-level summer workshop developed in partnership with NASA Ames Research Center. The eight-week program tackles knowledge gaps in space science by pairing Read more about NASA Announces Frontier Development Lab 2017 Challenges[…]

An advanced land surface mapping satellit

Orbital ATK, Inc. (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design and build Landsat 9, an advanced land surface mapping satellite to be operated by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The Landsat 9 Read more about An advanced land surface mapping satellit[…]

OrbitOutlook Integrates Largest and Most Diverse Network of Space Sensors Ever to Help Avoid Collisions in Space

More than 500,000 pieces of manmade space debris—including spent rocket stages, defunct satellites, and fragments as small as flecks of paint—currently hurtle around the Earth at roughly 17,000 miles per hour. At those speeds, impacts involving even the smallest of those items can damage satellites and spawn chain reactions of collisions, increasing the amount of Read more about OrbitOutlook Integrates Largest and Most Diverse Network of Space Sensors Ever to Help Avoid Collisions in Space[…]

Safety Drones to Inspect Electric and Gas Infrastructure

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is testing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, to enhance the safety and reliability of its electric and gas service. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has authorized PG&E to use drones to assist with inspections of electric and gas infrastructure. PG&E is conducting two separate testing Read more about Safety Drones to Inspect Electric and Gas Infrastructure[…]

Fralock Improves NASA’s Spacecraft Heating Capabilities

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has augmented its already topnotch toolbox by adding custom manufacturer Fralock’s all-polyimide thermofoil heaters to its Qualified Parts List Directory. In February, following rigorous testing, the field center where the space agency builds and manages most of its satellites published a new specification based on the devices’ superior capabilities to Read more about Fralock Improves NASA’s Spacecraft Heating Capabilities[…]