15 Jan 2021
New Solar Arrays to Power NASA's International Space Station Research
As the International Space Station orbits Earth, its four pairs of solar arrays soak up the sun's energy to provide electrical power for the numerous research and science investigations conducted every day, as well as the continued operations of the orbiting platform.
22 Dec 2020
Electric Aircraft for Flier Health
Progress is rapid with fixed-wing manned electric aircraft. The Bye Aerospace 2 and 4 seat battery-only e-Flyer got over $400 million in orders in one year and it is scalable.
27 Nov 2020
Could Starlink replace 5G? (Part 2)
Part two of a series of articles by IDTechEx analyst Xiaoxi He. In the last article we discussed the speed issue of Starlink, compared to 5G. There are another three concerns.
24 Nov 2020
Relativity Space Raises $500M Towards 3D Printed Rockets
Relativity Space, the first company to 3D print an entire rocket and build the largest metal 3D printers in the world, has closed a $500 million Series D equity funding round. The funding will enable Relativity to accelerate its planned initiatives, including its factory of the future, launch vehicle development, and 3D printing technologies.
9 Nov 2020
Solid Power is a spin-out from the University of Colorado Boulder developing sulfide-based all solid-state batteries (ASSB) and has been in operation since 2014.
26 Oct 2020
AI Reveals Hundreds of Millions of Trees in the Sahara
If you think that the Sahara is covered only by golden dunes and scorched rocks, you aren't alone. In an area of West Africa 30 times larger than Denmark researchers haves counted over 1.8 billion trees and shrubs. The 1.3 million km2 area covers the western-most portion of the Sahara Desert, the Sahel and what are known as sub-humid zones of West Africa.
23 Oct 2020
Honeywell To Provide Pipistrel With Advanced Flight Control Technology
Honeywell To Provide Pipistrel With Advanced Flight Control Technology For Unmanned Cargo Aircraft. Honeywell's fly-by-wire system will be the "brains" of Pipistrel's Nuuva V300, providing the capability required for safe and efficient autonomous operation
22 Oct 2020
OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft Successfully Touches Down On Asteroid
In the dark and cold of deep space on 20th October, the Lockheed Martin-built OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descended to the surface of an asteroid and touched it with its robotic arm to collect a sample of its rocky material. Although brief, the Touch-And-Go, or TAG, event was years in the making.
21 Oct 2020
What's on the Energy Storage Market Beside Lithium-ion Batteries? Pt 2
In this second article from IDTechEx, a more detailed analysis about the different chemistries will show the main RFB technologies currently available or under development, beginning with the most adopted and investigated Redox Flow Batteries (RFB), the Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB).
19 Oct 2020
AI Keeps an Eye on Volcano Movements
Radar satellites can collect massive amounts of remote sensing data that can detect ground movements at volcanoes in near real time. These ground movements could signal impending volcanic activity and unrest; however, clouds and other atmospheric and instrumental disturbances can introduce significant errors in those ground movement measurements. Now, researchers have used artificial intelligence to clear up that noise, drastically facilitating and improving near real-time observation of volcanic movements and the detection of volcanic activity and unrest.
7 Oct 2020
Project Olympus Plans to 3D Print on the Moon
ICON has been awarded a government Small Business Innovation Research contract including funding from NASA to begin research and development of a space-based construction system that could support future exploration of the Moon.
6 Oct 2020
IDTechEx had an update from Blueshift Materials on their use for polyimide aerogel films for telecommunication applications.
22 Sep 2020
Arieca create thermal materials based on a liquid metal embedded elastomer formulation with potential for specific applications including the semiconductor market.
16 Sep 2020
Founded 6 May 2002 by Elon Musk of Tesla fame, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., otherwise known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
24 Aug 2020
Goldshield Technologies have developed and commercialized a water-based Si-QAC antimicrobial coating. IDTechEx analyst Nadia Tsao interviewed Goldshield Technologies management team including CEO Tom Higgins on 14 Aug 2020.
21 Aug 2020
NASA Is Developing an All-Electric X-57 X-Plane: A Cleaner Way to Fly
NASA is developing an electrically powered X-57 plane. Just as electric cars are becoming more and more commonplace on our roads each day, aerospace engineers are seeking to make electric air transportation a reality.