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The need for larger solar arrays to power space missions has BYU mechanical engineers turning to origami to create compact, unfolding packages.
NASA releases an image of the next-gen solar-electric ion propulsion thruster that could be used later this decade to help protect Earth from asteroids.
Tired of bulky life-support systems that could breakdown mid-mission, NASA recently proposed a more watery approach.
The SkyCube is designed to take low-resolution pictures of the Earth and broadcast simple messages uploaded by sponsors–like Tweets, for instance.
LEDs could be key to building bio-regenerative systems that could keep us alive in off-Earth environments.
No want wants to eat dehydrated food during a six month trip to Mars. In the future, systems like this might make space feel more like home.
Its purpose is shrouded in mystery but we do know one thing about the U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane, which flew back to Earth recently after a 15-month stint in orbit — it runs on solar.
Aerospace engineers in Scotland have hit on a novel way to get round one of the main drawback of solar power – its inconsistency.