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Space Tech Journal
Mar 10, 2022
Lightweight Supercapacitor-Battery Hybrid is Strong as Steel

Lightweight Supercapacitor-Battery Hybrid is Strong as Steel

Like the charged power suit worn by Black Panther of Marvel Comics, researchers have advanced NASA technologies to develop a power suit for an electric car that is as strong as steel, lighter than aluminum and helps boosts the vehicle's power capacity.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 9, 2022
NASA's Robotic OSAM-1 Mission Completes its Critical Design Review

NASA's Robotic OSAM-1 Mission Completes its Critical Design Review

NASA's On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1), a mission that will be the first to robotically refuel a satellite not designed to be serviced, and will also demonstrate assembly and manufacturing technologies and capabilities, has passed its mission critical design review (CDR). This is an important milestone that paves the way for the construction of the spacecraft, payloads, and ground system.
External Company Press Release
Motiv Space Systems and Blue Origin Announce ModuLink

Motiv Space Systems and Blue Origin Announce ModuLink

Motiv Space Systems has been awarded a contract under the Defense Innovation Unit's Modularity for Space Systems Program together with sub-contractor Blue Origin. The contract leverages Motiv's advanced space robotics technology to enable a new age of space utilization in which deployed spacecraft can be repaired, augmented, or modified to make them more resilient and modular.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 8, 2022
Bendy Robotic Arm Twisted Into Shape With Help of Augmented Reality

Bendy Robotic Arm Twisted Into Shape With Help of Augmented Reality

The flexible arm can twist and turn in all directions, making it readily customisable for potential applications in manufacturing, spacecraft maintenance, and even injury rehabilitation.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 3, 2022
Polar-Orbiting Next-Generation Missile Warning System Sensor

Polar-Orbiting Next-Generation Missile Warning System Sensor

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Ball Aerospace will design and develop the two mission payloads for the US Space Force's Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Polar program.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 23, 2022
3D Printing Turns Bleach into Non-Toxic Rocket Fuel

3D Printing Turns Bleach into Non-Toxic Rocket Fuel

An engineering student is using 3D printing to help turn hydrogen peroxide into a non-toxic rocket fuel for the growing aerospace market.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 17, 2022
Polaris Program Aims to Advance Human Spaceflight

Polaris Program Aims to Advance Human Spaceflight

The Polaris Program is a first-of-its-kind effort to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities, while continuing to raise funds and awareness for important causes here on Earth. The program will consist of up to three human spaceflight missions that will demonstrate new technologies, conduct extensive research, and ultimately culminate in the first flight of SpaceX's Starship with humans on board.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 15, 2022
Parker Solar Probe Captures its First Images of Venus' Surface

Parker Solar Probe Captures its First Images of Venus' Surface

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has taken its first visible light images of the surface of Venus from space. Smothered in thick clouds, Venus' surface is usually shrouded from sight. But in two recent flybys of the planet, Parker used its Wide-Field Imager, or WISPR, to image the entire nightside in wavelengths of the visible spectrum - the type of light that the human eye can see - and extending into the near-infrared.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 4, 2022
NASA Provides Updated International Space Station Transition Plan

NASA Provides Updated International Space Station Transition Plan

As NASA looks forward to a decade of results from research and technology development aboard the International Space Station, the agency is taking steps to ensure a successful transition of operations to commercial services.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 1, 2022
Extreme Exoplanet has a Complex and Exotic Atmosphere

Extreme Exoplanet has a Complex and Exotic Atmosphere

Researchers have analyzed the atmosphere of one of the most extreme known planets in great detail. The results from this hot, Jupiter-like planet that was first characterized with the help of the CHEOPS space telescope, may help astronomers understand the complexities of many other exoplanets - including Earth-like planets.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 26, 2022
James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Destination

James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Destination

Webb's orbit will allow it a wide view of the cosmos at any given moment, as well as the opportunity for its telescope optics and scientific instruments to get cold enough to function and perform optimal science.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 21, 2022
Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace, the developers of the world's first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane, announced that the company recently closed $27.5 million in seed funding.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 17, 2022
Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 12, 2022
Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

A joint research team has observed water signals in reflectance spectral data from the lunar surface acquired by the Chang'E-5 lander, providing the first evidence of in-situ detection of water on the Moon.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 10, 2022
Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

No longer solely in the realm of science fiction, the possibility of interstellar travel has appeared, tantalizingly, on the horizon. Although we may not see it in our lifetimes — at least not some real version of the fictional warp-speeding, hyperdriving, space-folding sort — we are having early conversations of how life could escape the tether of our solar system, using technology that is within reach.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 6, 2022
James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft's 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Inc has announced its first Sapphire XC delivery. The Sapphire XC, or "Extra Capacity," is the company's newest and largest metal 3D printer that delivers both faster production and larger parts.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 27, 2021
NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

A joint effort with European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA's revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 23, 2021
Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 20, 2021
Production of Electricity on the Moon

Production of Electricity on the Moon

The results of research are planned to be used to provide electricity to future lunar outposts of the European Space Agency and its international partners. The lunar outpost is planned to be established on the South Pole of the Moon in the next decades.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 10, 2022
Lightweight Supercapacitor-Battery Hybrid is Strong as Steel

Lightweight Supercapacitor-Battery Hybrid is Strong as Steel

Like the charged power suit worn by Black Panther of Marvel Comics, researchers have advanced NASA technologies to develop a power suit for an electric car that is as strong as steel, lighter than aluminum and helps boosts the vehicle's power capacity.
External Company Press Release
Motiv Space Systems and Blue Origin Announce ModuLink

Motiv Space Systems and Blue Origin Announce ModuLink

Motiv Space Systems has been awarded a contract under the Defense Innovation Unit's Modularity for Space Systems Program together with sub-contractor Blue Origin. The contract leverages Motiv's advanced space robotics technology to enable a new age of space utilization in which deployed spacecraft can be repaired, augmented, or modified to make them more resilient and modular.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 3, 2022
Polar-Orbiting Next-Generation Missile Warning System Sensor

Polar-Orbiting Next-Generation Missile Warning System Sensor

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Ball Aerospace will design and develop the two mission payloads for the US Space Force's Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared Polar program.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 17, 2022
Polaris Program Aims to Advance Human Spaceflight

Polaris Program Aims to Advance Human Spaceflight

The Polaris Program is a first-of-its-kind effort to rapidly advance human spaceflight capabilities, while continuing to raise funds and awareness for important causes here on Earth. The program will consist of up to three human spaceflight missions that will demonstrate new technologies, conduct extensive research, and ultimately culminate in the first flight of SpaceX's Starship with humans on board.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 4, 2022
NASA Provides Updated International Space Station Transition Plan

NASA Provides Updated International Space Station Transition Plan

As NASA looks forward to a decade of results from research and technology development aboard the International Space Station, the agency is taking steps to ensure a successful transition of operations to commercial services.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 26, 2022
James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Destination

James Webb Space Telescope Reaches Destination

Webb's orbit will allow it a wide view of the cosmos at any given moment, as well as the opportunity for its telescope optics and scientific instruments to get cold enough to function and perform optimal science.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 17, 2022
Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Machine Learning for Morphable Materials

Flat materials that can morph into three-dimensional shapes have potential applications in architecture, medicine, robotics, space travel, and much more. But programming these shape changes requires complex and time-consuming computations.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 10, 2022
Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

Scientists Contemplate Launching Tiny Lifeforms into Space

No longer solely in the realm of science fiction, the possibility of interstellar travel has appeared, tantalizingly, on the horizon. Although we may not see it in our lifetimes — at least not some real version of the fictional warp-speeding, hyperdriving, space-folding sort — we are having early conversations of how life could escape the tether of our solar system, using technology that is within reach.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Ships First Sapphire XC to an Aerospace Customer

Velo3D Inc has announced its first Sapphire XC delivery. The Sapphire XC, or "Extra Capacity," is the company's newest and largest metal 3D printer that delivers both faster production and larger parts.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 23, 2021
Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Black Hole Eruption Spanning 16 Times the Full Moon

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive image of radio emission from the nearest actively feeding supermassive black hole to Earth. The emission is powered by a central black hole in the galaxy Centaurus A, about 12 million light years away.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 9, 2022
NASA's Robotic OSAM-1 Mission Completes its Critical Design Review

NASA's Robotic OSAM-1 Mission Completes its Critical Design Review

NASA's On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing 1 (OSAM-1), a mission that will be the first to robotically refuel a satellite not designed to be serviced, and will also demonstrate assembly and manufacturing technologies and capabilities, has passed its mission critical design review (CDR). This is an important milestone that paves the way for the construction of the spacecraft, payloads, and ground system.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 8, 2022
Bendy Robotic Arm Twisted Into Shape With Help of Augmented Reality

Bendy Robotic Arm Twisted Into Shape With Help of Augmented Reality

The flexible arm can twist and turn in all directions, making it readily customisable for potential applications in manufacturing, spacecraft maintenance, and even injury rehabilitation.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 23, 2022
3D Printing Turns Bleach into Non-Toxic Rocket Fuel

3D Printing Turns Bleach into Non-Toxic Rocket Fuel

An engineering student is using 3D printing to help turn hydrogen peroxide into a non-toxic rocket fuel for the growing aerospace market.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 15, 2022
Parker Solar Probe Captures its First Images of Venus' Surface

Parker Solar Probe Captures its First Images of Venus' Surface

NASA's Parker Solar Probe has taken its first visible light images of the surface of Venus from space. Smothered in thick clouds, Venus' surface is usually shrouded from sight. But in two recent flybys of the planet, Parker used its Wide-Field Imager, or WISPR, to image the entire nightside in wavelengths of the visible spectrum - the type of light that the human eye can see - and extending into the near-infrared.
Space Tech Journal
Feb 1, 2022
Extreme Exoplanet has a Complex and Exotic Atmosphere

Extreme Exoplanet has a Complex and Exotic Atmosphere

Researchers have analyzed the atmosphere of one of the most extreme known planets in great detail. The results from this hot, Jupiter-like planet that was first characterized with the help of the CHEOPS space telescope, may help astronomers understand the complexities of many other exoplanets - including Earth-like planets.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 21, 2022
Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace Emerges from Stealth, Announces Seed Funding

Radian Aerospace, the developers of the world's first fully reusable horizontal takeoff and landing, single-stage to orbit spaceplane, announced that the company recently closed $27.5 million in seed funding.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 12, 2022
Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

Chang'E-5 Lander Makes First Onsite Detection of Water on Moon

A joint research team has observed water signals in reflectance spectral data from the lunar surface acquired by the Chang'E-5 lander, providing the first evidence of in-situ detection of water on the Moon.
Space Tech Journal
Jan 6, 2022
James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

James Webb Space Telescope Fully Deploys 70 Foot Sunshield

The James Webb Space Telescope team has fully deployed the spacecraft's 70-foot sunshield, a key milestone in preparing it for science operations.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 27, 2021
NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

NASA's Webb Telescope Launches to See First Galaxies, Distant Worlds

A joint effort with European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency, the Webb observatory is NASA's revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as well as planets orbiting other stars, called exoplanets.
Space Tech Journal
Dec 20, 2021
Production of Electricity on the Moon

Production of Electricity on the Moon

The results of research are planned to be used to provide electricity to future lunar outposts of the European Space Agency and its international partners. The lunar outpost is planned to be established on the South Pole of the Moon in the next decades.
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