18 May 2022
Microgrid for a Future Lunar Base
NASA's plan for its concept Artemis lunar base is that it will serve as a technology proving ground for the eventual human exploration of Mars. The base camp concept consists of a habitation unit — complete with room for up to four astronauts — as well as the potential for separate mining and fuel processing. Early Artemis missions will include short stays at the base camp with the goal to build up to stays of two months at a time.
6 May 2022
Velo3D Qualifies Copper Alloy for Use in Sapphire Family of Printers
Velo3D Inc has qualified the copper-chromium-niobium alloy GRCop-42 for use in its Sapphire family of printers.
5 May 2022
Building A Better Spacesuit
Researchers are working to enhance the current gas-pressurized suits to make them more accommodating for astronauts exploring planetary surfaces.
3 May 2022
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.
28 Apr 2022
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.
27 Apr 2022
World-First Hub for Flying Taxis, Air-One, Opens in UK
Urban-Air Port, the UK-based developer of ground infrastructure for air taxis and autonomous delivery drones, opens a world-first demonstration of a fully-operational hub for electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles - such as air taxis - and autonomous cargo drones, heralding a new age of zero-emission, low-congestion urban transport.
26 Apr 2022
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.
26 Apr 2022
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.
22 Apr 2022
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.
19 Apr 2022
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.
13 Apr 2022
Alphacore is a US-based company focusing on analog, mixed signal, and radio frequency products, imaging solutions, radiation-hardened technologies, and emerging technology.
12 Apr 2022
Embodied, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Embodied) is an American company specializing in social robots
11 Apr 2022
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.
11 Apr 2022
Twelve — formerly Opus 12 — is a start-up based in Berkeley, California, developing methods for electrocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide into chemical inputs.
6 Apr 2022
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.
1 Apr 2022
Moonflower Farms is a US-based agritech company operating the largest hydroponics greenhouse in Houston. IDTechEx analyst Brendan Beh spoke with CEO Federico Marques on April 31st, 2022.
1 Apr 2022
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
30 Mar 2022
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.
24 Mar 2022
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.
22 Mar 2022
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.