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Space Tech Journal
May 13, 2022
First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

Today astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to produce critical components for its industry-first satellite innovation, OneSat.
Space Tech Journal
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Space Tech Journal
May 3, 2022
Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images with each of its four powerful onboard science instruments.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 28, 2022
Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

The Axiom Mission 1 crew and the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down off the coast of Florida yesterday. The Ax-1 crew's arrival back to Earth officially concludes the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's E-2 liquid rocket engine successfully demonstrated nominal thrust, pressure and oxidizer/fuel mixture ratio for the first time in a test fire at NASA Stennis Space Center. E-2 is a closed cycle 3D-printed, high-performance liquid rocket engine in development for the Launcher Light launch vehicle (inaugural launch scheduled for 2024). A single E-2 engine will boost Launcher Light to low Earth orbit with 150 kg of payload.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 22, 2022
Researchers Closer to Detecting Venusquakes Using Balloons

Researchers Closer to Detecting Venusquakes Using Balloons

Earthbound seismologists have the luxury of deploying their seismometers on relatively peaceful ground, but scientists studying Venusquakes have had to set their sights higher.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 19, 2022
Holographic Doctor Visits the Space Station

Holographic Doctor Visits the Space Station

Holoportation is a type of capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted live anywhere in real time.. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, it allows users to see, hear, and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in the same physical space.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Puts Manufacturing Capabilities to Work for Aerospace Company

Velo3D Puts Manufacturing Capabilities to Work for Aerospace Company

Velo3D Inc announced Lockheed Martin is using Velo3D's end-to-end additive manufacturing solution for its Additive Design & Manufacturing Center, which pilots new additive manufacturing technologies for production deployments in Lockheed Martin's Space division.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 11, 2022
First All Private Astronaut Mission to the International Space Station

First All Private Astronaut Mission to the International Space Station

Four private astronauts are in orbit following the successful launch of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first all private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Axiom Space astronauts lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 8, 2022
Rocket Lab to Attempt Mid-Air Helicopter Capture of an Electron Rocket

Rocket Lab to Attempt Mid-Air Helicopter Capture of an Electron Rocket

Rocket Lab has announced that during its next Electron launch, a commercial rideshare mission currently scheduled in April 2022, the company will attempt a mid-air helicopter capture of the Electron launch vehicle for the first time.
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
May 13, 2022
First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of our Galaxy

Today astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the centre of most galaxies.
Space Tech Journal
May 5, 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit

Building A Better Spacesuit

Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 28, 2022
Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

Solar Beats Nuclear at Many Potential Settlement Sites on Mars

The high efficiency, light weight and flexibility of the latest solar cell technology means photovoltaics could provide all the power needed for an extended mission to Mars, or even a permanent settlement there, according to a new analysis by scientists.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's 3D-Printed E-2 Rocket Engine Achieves Full Thrust

Launcher's E-2 liquid rocket engine successfully demonstrated nominal thrust, pressure and oxidizer/fuel mixture ratio for the first time in a test fire at NASA Stennis Space Center. E-2 is a closed cycle 3D-printed, high-performance liquid rocket engine in development for the Launcher Light launch vehicle (inaugural launch scheduled for 2024). A single E-2 engine will boost Launcher Light to low Earth orbit with 150 kg of payload.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 19, 2022
Holographic Doctor Visits the Space Station

Holographic Doctor Visits the Space Station

Holoportation is a type of capture technology that allows high-quality 3D models of people to be reconstructed, compressed and transmitted live anywhere in real time.. When combined with mixed reality displays such as HoloLens, it allows users to see, hear, and interact with remote participants in 3D as if they are actually present in the same physical space.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 11, 2022
First All Private Astronaut Mission to the International Space Station

First All Private Astronaut Mission to the International Space Station

Four private astronauts are in orbit following the successful launch of Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1), the first all private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Axiom Space astronauts lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems & Airbus Defence and Space Create Novel RF Components

3D Systems has been selected by Airbus Defence and Space to produce critical components for its industry-first satellite innovation, OneSat.
Space Tech Journal
May 3, 2022
Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Now Complete

Alignment of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is now complete. After full review, the observatory has been confirmed to be capable of capturing crisp, well-focused images with each of its four powerful onboard science instruments.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 26, 2022
First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

First All Private Astronaut Mission to ISS is a Success

The Axiom Mission 1 crew and the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down off the coast of Florida yesterday. The Ax-1 crew's arrival back to Earth officially concludes the first all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 22, 2022
Researchers Closer to Detecting Venusquakes Using Balloons

Researchers Closer to Detecting Venusquakes Using Balloons

Earthbound seismologists have the luxury of deploying their seismometers on relatively peaceful ground, but scientists studying Venusquakes have had to set their sights higher.
External Company Press Release
Velo3D Puts Manufacturing Capabilities to Work for Aerospace Company

Velo3D Puts Manufacturing Capabilities to Work for Aerospace Company

Velo3D Inc announced Lockheed Martin is using Velo3D's end-to-end additive manufacturing solution for its Additive Design & Manufacturing Center, which pilots new additive manufacturing technologies for production deployments in Lockheed Martin's Space division.
Space Tech Journal
Apr 8, 2022
Rocket Lab to Attempt Mid-Air Helicopter Capture of an Electron Rocket

Rocket Lab to Attempt Mid-Air Helicopter Capture of an Electron Rocket

Rocket Lab has announced that during its next Electron launch, a commercial rideshare mission currently scheduled in April 2022, the company will attempt a mid-air helicopter capture of the Electron launch vehicle for the first time.
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.
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