W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) showcased its extensive catalogue of qualified GORE Space Cables and Assemblies engineered to perform without failure in critical spacecraft systems at the Space Tech Expo Europe, 24th to 26th October 2017 Germany.
A new study has found that plasma technology could hold the key to creating a sustainable oxygen supply on Mars. It suggests that Mars, with its 96% carbon dioxide atmosphere, has nearly ideal conditions for creating oxygen from CO2 through a process known as decomposition.
It was previously thought that molecules and dust would be completely obliterated by the tremendous explosions of supernovae. Yet, for the first time, scientists have discovered that this is not actually the case. A group of scientists, including those funded under the European Research Council (ERC) financed projects SNDUST and COSMICDUST, have identified two previously undetected molecules; formylium (HCO+) and sulphur monoxide (SO), found in the cooling aftermath of Supernova 1987A.
Researchers participating in the Pierre Auger Collaboration, which runs the world’s largest cosmic ray observatory located in Mendoza Province, Argentina, have discovered that, above a certain energy level, these particles are of extragalactic origin. Cosmic rays include some of the most energetic particles in the universe and constantly collide with the Earth’s atmosphere.
For the first time ever, astronomers have observed both gravitational waves and light (electromagnetic radiation) from the same event, thanks to a global collaborative effort and the quick reactions of both ESO's facilities and others around the world. On 17 August 2017 the NSF 's Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States, working with the Virgo Interferometer in Italy, detected gravitational waves passing the Earth.
On August 17, a team of four Carnegie astronomers provided the first-ever glimpse of two neutron stars colliding, opening the door to a new era of astronomy. Along with colleagues at UC Santa Cruz, the team used the Swope telescope at Las Campanas Observatory to discover the light produced by the merger, pinpointing the origin of a gravitational wave signal less than 11 hours after it was detected.
Andy Bowyer, Director, Kleos Space and Magna Parva, talked about the key effects of space exploration to life on Earth, at the Codex event 'World's Top 50 Innovators from the Industries of the Future', held in London, on the 27th September, 2017.
Intersil has announced the first three members of its new family of radiation-tolerant plastic-package ICs designed to support the emerging field of small satellites that will provide solutions such as high speed Internet connections to hundreds of millions of users in communities, governments, and businesses worldwide.
A reusable, water-powered Mars lander that will allow humans to explore the Red Planet from an orbiting 'base camp' as early as the 2030s was unveiled Friday by US defence giant Lockheed Martin. Governments and private firms are collaborating on projects to send humans to new frontiers, with NASA planning missions next decade into the space between Earth and the Moon to prepare for trips to Mars.