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2.5-Billion Pixel Image of Mars is the Most Detailed Ever

2.5-Billion Pixel Image of Mars is the Most Detailed Ever

Space Tech Journal
Sep 9, 2022
Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

A little Martian dust appears to go a long way. A small amount of simulated crushed Martian rock mixed with a titanium alloy made a stronger, high-performance material in a 3D‑printing process that one day could be used on Mars to make tools or rocket parts.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 2, 2022
MIT's MOXIE Experiment Reliably Produces Oxygen on Mars

MIT's MOXIE Experiment Reliably Produces Oxygen on Mars

On the red and dusty surface of Mars, nearly 100 million miles from Earth, an instrument the size of a lunchbox is proving it can reliably do the work of a small tree.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 29, 2022
NASA's Webb Detects Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere

NASA's Webb Detects Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured the first clear evidence for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system. This observation of a gas giant planet orbiting a Sun-like star 700 light-years away provides important insights into the composition and formation of the planet.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 26, 2022
NASA Schedules SwRI-led PUNCH Mission to Launch in 2025

NASA Schedules SwRI-led PUNCH Mission to Launch in 2025

More than 60 engineers and scientists are gathered at Southwest Research Institute to kick off the launch vehicle collaboration for NASA's Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH) mission. PUNCH, which will study the inception of the solar wind, has secured its ride into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, sharing a ride into space with NASA's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Re-ionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 24, 2022
Sharpest Image Ever of Universe's Most Massive Known Star

Sharpest Image Ever of Universe's Most Massive Known Star

By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF's NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the Universe. Their research challenges our understanding of the most massive stars and suggests that they may not be as massive as previously thought.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2022
Webb's Jupiter Images Showcase Auroras, Hazes

Webb's Jupiter Images Showcase Auroras, Hazes

With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on. Now, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of the planet. Webb's Jupiter observations will give scientists even more clues to Jupiter's inner life.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 16, 2022
New Faster Charging Hydrogen Fuel Cell

New Faster Charging Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Researchers have developed a new method to improve solid-state hydrogen fuel cell charging times. Hydrogen is gaining significant attention as an efficient way to store 'green energy' from renewables such as wind and solar. Compressed gas is the most common form of hydrogen storage, however it can also be stored in a liquid or solid state.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 12, 2022
International Space Station Tests Organisms, Materials in Space

International Space Station Tests Organisms, Materials in Space

Space may look empty, but it contains extreme temperatures, high levels of background radiation, micrometeoroids, and the unfiltered glare of the Sun. In addition, materials and equipment on the outside of the International Space Station are exposed to atomic oxygen and other charged particles as it orbits the Earth at the very edge of our atmosphere. Only the hardiest materials, equipment, and organisms can withstand this harsh environment, and scientists conducting research on the orbiting laboratory have identified some of them for a variety of potential uses.
External Company Press Release
3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

"Supersonics" denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. But very weird stuff starts happening as that upper speed is reached—you enter the hypersonics environment. Exploring that unusual environment turns out to be a perfect proving ground for metal 3D printing, as researchers are learning.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 10, 2022
Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it's the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite - when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 9, 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 8, 2022
Scientists Reveal Dark Matter Around Galaxies 12 Billion Years Ago

Scientists Reveal Dark Matter Around Galaxies 12 Billion Years Ago

One of Nagoya University's leading research centers has made another groundbreaking discovery, looking back into parts of space further than ever before. Seeing something that happened such a long time ago is difficult. Because of the finite speed of light, we see distant galaxies not as they are today, but as they were billions of years ago. But even more challenging is observing dark matter, which does not emit light.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 3, 2022
Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy

Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy's central black hole. Webb's powerful infrared gaze produced this detailed image of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies. This image provides a new view of how the Cartwheel Galaxy has changed over billions of years.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 29, 2022
3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

Scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers are used by satellites to determine the chemical composition and ion energy distribution of the atmosphere.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 25, 2022
China Launches Second Space Station, Wentian

China Launches Second Space Station, Wentian

The China Manned Space Agency has launched the Wentian Module, a new laboratory module, to its space station on Sunday. The 17.9 meter module will join Tianhe, China's first space station module launched in April 2021.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems Partners with Fleet Space Technologies

3D Systems Partners with Fleet Space Technologies

Today, 3D Systems announced a new collaboration with Fleet Space Technologies which has led to the production of innovative RF patch antennas for use on their Alpha satellite constellation.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 19, 2022
Bringing 3D Printing to the Moon with Laser and AI

Bringing 3D Printing to the Moon with Laser and AI

Scientists are planning a flight to the Moon to melt lunar dust with laser radiation. In the Moonrise project, the research team wants to explore the question of how we can use lasers to build landing sites, roads or buildings out of lunar dust in the future.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 12, 2022
NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

Thousands of galaxies - including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared - have appeared in Webb's view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm's length by someone on the ground.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 9, 2022
Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

Martian Rock-Metal Composite Shows Potential of 3D Printing on Mars

A little Martian dust appears to go a long way. A small amount of simulated crushed Martian rock mixed with a titanium alloy made a stronger, high-performance material in a 3D‑printing process that one day could be used on Mars to make tools or rocket parts.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 29, 2022
NASA's Webb Detects Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere

NASA's Webb Detects Carbon Dioxide in Exoplanet Atmosphere

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured the first clear evidence for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet outside the solar system. This observation of a gas giant planet orbiting a Sun-like star 700 light-years away provides important insights into the composition and formation of the planet.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 24, 2022
Sharpest Image Ever of Universe's Most Massive Known Star

Sharpest Image Ever of Universe's Most Massive Known Star

By harnessing the capabilities of the 8.1-meter Gemini South telescope in Chile, which is part of the International Gemini Observatory operated by NSF's NOIRLab, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the Universe. Their research challenges our understanding of the most massive stars and suggests that they may not be as massive as previously thought.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 16, 2022
New Faster Charging Hydrogen Fuel Cell

New Faster Charging Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Researchers have developed a new method to improve solid-state hydrogen fuel cell charging times. Hydrogen is gaining significant attention as an efficient way to store 'green energy' from renewables such as wind and solar. Compressed gas is the most common form of hydrogen storage, however it can also be stored in a liquid or solid state.
External Company Press Release
3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

3D Printed Metal Parts Go Hypersonic—at Zero Miles Per Hour

"Supersonics" denotes aircraft that break the sound barrier at Mach 1 and extends to around Mach 5, which is five times the speed of sound and more than 3,500 mph at sea level. But very weird stuff starts happening as that upper speed is reached—you enter the hypersonics environment. Exploring that unusual environment turns out to be a perfect proving ground for metal 3D printing, as researchers are learning.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 9, 2022
Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia to Jointly Develop Mobile Robots for Space Exploration

Hyundai and Kia announced have signed joint research agreements with six Korean research institutes and formed a consultative body to develop mobility solutions to explore the surface of the moon. The announcement follows Korea's successful launch of a domestically produced rocket in June.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 4, 2022
Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

Surgical Robot Readies for Space Station Test

A miniaturized robot is on scheduled to blast off into space to showcase its skills. NASA recently awarded the University of Nebraska-Lincoln $100,000 through the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research to ready the surgical robot for a 2024 test mission aboard the International Space Station.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 29, 2022
3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

3D Printing Sensors For Satellites

Scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers are used by satellites to determine the chemical composition and ion energy distribution of the atmosphere.
External Company Press Release
3D Systems Partners with Fleet Space Technologies

3D Systems Partners with Fleet Space Technologies

Today, 3D Systems announced a new collaboration with Fleet Space Technologies which has led to the production of innovative RF patch antennas for use on their Alpha satellite constellation.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 12, 2022
NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

NASA's Webb Delivers Deepest Infrared Image of Universe Yet

Thousands of galaxies - including the faintest objects ever observed in the infrared - have appeared in Webb's view for the first time. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm's length by someone on the ground.
Space Tech Journal
Sep 2, 2022
MIT's MOXIE Experiment Reliably Produces Oxygen on Mars

MIT's MOXIE Experiment Reliably Produces Oxygen on Mars

On the red and dusty surface of Mars, nearly 100 million miles from Earth, an instrument the size of a lunchbox is proving it can reliably do the work of a small tree.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 26, 2022
NASA Schedules SwRI-led PUNCH Mission to Launch in 2025

NASA Schedules SwRI-led PUNCH Mission to Launch in 2025

More than 60 engineers and scientists are gathered at Southwest Research Institute to kick off the launch vehicle collaboration for NASA's Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere (PUNCH) mission. PUNCH, which will study the inception of the solar wind, has secured its ride into Earth orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9, sharing a ride into space with NASA's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Re-ionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 23, 2022
Webb's Jupiter Images Showcase Auroras, Hazes

Webb's Jupiter Images Showcase Auroras, Hazes

With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on. Now, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of the planet. Webb's Jupiter observations will give scientists even more clues to Jupiter's inner life.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 12, 2022
International Space Station Tests Organisms, Materials in Space

International Space Station Tests Organisms, Materials in Space

Space may look empty, but it contains extreme temperatures, high levels of background radiation, micrometeoroids, and the unfiltered glare of the Sun. In addition, materials and equipment on the outside of the International Space Station are exposed to atomic oxygen and other charged particles as it orbits the Earth at the very edge of our atmosphere. Only the hardiest materials, equipment, and organisms can withstand this harsh environment, and scientists conducting research on the orbiting laboratory have identified some of them for a variety of potential uses.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 10, 2022
Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

Robotic Motion in Curved Spaces Defies Standard Laws of Physics

When humans, animals, and machines move throughout the world, they always push against something, whether it's the ground, air, or water. Until recently, physicists believed this to be a constant, following the law of conservation momentum. Now, researchers have proven the opposite - when bodies exist in curved spaces, it turns out that they can in fact move without pushing against something.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 8, 2022
Scientists Reveal Dark Matter Around Galaxies 12 Billion Years Ago

Scientists Reveal Dark Matter Around Galaxies 12 Billion Years Ago

One of Nagoya University's leading research centers has made another groundbreaking discovery, looking back into parts of space further than ever before. Seeing something that happened such a long time ago is difficult. Because of the finite speed of light, we see distant galaxies not as they are today, but as they were billions of years ago. But even more challenging is observing dark matter, which does not emit light.
Space Tech Journal
Aug 3, 2022
Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy

Webb Captures Stellar Gymnastics in The Cartwheel Galaxy

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has peered into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy, revealing new details about star formation and the galaxy's central black hole. Webb's powerful infrared gaze produced this detailed image of the Cartwheel and two smaller companion galaxies against a backdrop of many other galaxies. This image provides a new view of how the Cartwheel Galaxy has changed over billions of years.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 25, 2022
China Launches Second Space Station, Wentian

China Launches Second Space Station, Wentian

The China Manned Space Agency has launched the Wentian Module, a new laboratory module, to its space station on Sunday. The 17.9 meter module will join Tianhe, China's first space station module launched in April 2021.
Space Tech Journal
Jul 19, 2022
Bringing 3D Printing to the Moon with Laser and AI

Bringing 3D Printing to the Moon with Laser and AI

Scientists are planning a flight to the Moon to melt lunar dust with laser radiation. In the Moonrise project, the research team wants to explore the question of how we can use lasers to build landing sites, roads or buildings out of lunar dust in the future.
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