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Space Tech Journal
Apr 6, 2022
Kennedy Scientists Develop New Way to Plant, Nourish Seeds in Space

Kennedy Scientists Develop New Way to Plant, Nourish Seeds in Space

What started five years ago as a casual conversation among a small group at NASA's Kennedy Space Center recently showed results that one day may help feed astronauts on long-duration space missions. Plant researchers at the Florida spaceport had been chatting about new ways to plant crops in microgravity when they came up with the idea of a seed film.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 1, 2022
A Record Broken: Hubble Finds the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

A Record Broken: Hubble Finds the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the Universe's birth in the Big Bang — the most distant individual star ever seen. This sets up a major target for the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope in its first year
External Company Press Release
Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Stratasys Ltd is providing the public with baseline material qualification data for Antero 840CN03 filament material in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and Metropolitan State University of Denver. The release of this qualification data allows those in the industry to use the material for additively manufactured aerospace parts, such as those on the Orion spacecraft, using Stratasys production-grade 3D printers.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 24, 2022
Cosmic Milestone: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets

Cosmic Milestone: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets

The count of confirmed exoplanets just ticked past the 5,000 mark, representing a 30-year journey of discovery led by NASA space telescopes.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 22, 2022
In Cold Polar Skies, NASA Rocket Will Watch Aurora Turn up the Heat

In Cold Polar Skies, NASA Rocket Will Watch Aurora Turn up the Heat

If you see the northern lights overhead, chances are you are in a chilly, polar climate. But the cold-weather delights, also known as aurora borealis, high above you are actually an important source of heat. A new NASA mission hopes to fly through an active aurora to study this energy exchange process up close. The launch window for Ion-Neutral Coupling during Active Aurora, or INCAA mission, opens at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat, Alaska, on March 23.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 21, 2022
A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat

A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat

Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 17, 2022
NASA Astronaut Breaks American Space Record

NASA Astronaut Breaks American Space Record

Vande Hei made it into record books on Tuesday, March 15, 2022: He broke the record for the most consecutive days in space by an American explorer.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 10, 2022
Moon and Mars Superoxides for Oxygen Farming

Moon and Mars Superoxides for Oxygen Farming

The dusty faces of the Moon and Mars conceal unseen hazards for future explorers. Areas of highly oxidising material could be sufficiently reactive that they would produce chemical burns on astronauts' unprotected skin or lungs. Taking inspiration from a pioneering search for Martian life, a Greek team is developing a device to detect these 'reactive oxygen species' - as well as harvest sufficient oxygen from them to keep astronauts breathing indefinitely.
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
Apr 6, 2022
Kennedy Scientists Develop New Way to Plant, Nourish Seeds in Space

Kennedy Scientists Develop New Way to Plant, Nourish Seeds in Space

What started five years ago as a casual conversation among a small group at NASA's Kennedy Space Center recently showed results that one day may help feed astronauts on long-duration space missions. Plant researchers at the Florida spaceport had been chatting about new ways to plant crops in microgravity when they came up with the idea of a seed film.
External Company Press Release
Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Material for Space and Aviation End Use Parts

Stratasys Ltd is providing the public with baseline material qualification data for Antero 840CN03 filament material in collaboration with Lockheed Martin and Metropolitan State University of Denver. The release of this qualification data allows those in the industry to use the material for additively manufactured aerospace parts, such as those on the Orion spacecraft, using Stratasys production-grade 3D printers.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 22, 2022
In Cold Polar Skies, NASA Rocket Will Watch Aurora Turn up the Heat

In Cold Polar Skies, NASA Rocket Will Watch Aurora Turn up the Heat

If you see the northern lights overhead, chances are you are in a chilly, polar climate. But the cold-weather delights, also known as aurora borealis, high above you are actually an important source of heat. A new NASA mission hopes to fly through an active aurora to study this energy exchange process up close. The launch window for Ion-Neutral Coupling during Active Aurora, or INCAA mission, opens at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat, Alaska, on March 23.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 17, 2022
NASA Astronaut Breaks American Space Record

NASA Astronaut Breaks American Space Record

Vande Hei made it into record books on Tuesday, March 15, 2022: He broke the record for the most consecutive days in space by an American explorer.
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
Apr 1, 2022
A Record Broken: Hubble Finds the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

A Record Broken: Hubble Finds the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the Universe's birth in the Big Bang — the most distant individual star ever seen. This sets up a major target for the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope in its first year
Space Tech Journal
Mar 24, 2022
Cosmic Milestone: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets

Cosmic Milestone: NASA Confirms 5,000 Exoplanets

The count of confirmed exoplanets just ticked past the 5,000 mark, representing a 30-year journey of discovery led by NASA space telescopes.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 21, 2022
A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat

A Fabric That Hears Your Heart Beat

Inspired by the human ear, a new acoustic fabric converts audible sounds into electrical signals.
Space Tech Journal
Mar 10, 2022
Moon and Mars Superoxides for Oxygen Farming

Moon and Mars Superoxides for Oxygen Farming

The dusty faces of the Moon and Mars conceal unseen hazards for future explorers. Areas of highly oxidising material could be sufficiently reactive that they would produce chemical burns on astronauts' unprotected skin or lungs. Taking inspiration from a pioneering search for Martian life, a Greek team is developing a device to detect these 'reactive oxygen species' - as well as harvest sufficient oxygen from them to keep astronauts breathing indefinitely.
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.
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