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12 everyday devices that originated in space exploration

12 everyday devices that originated in space exploration
Innovation is a critical driver of economic growth. It is crucial that companies and states invest in new technologies to gain a competitive advantage. To highlight the importance of interdisciplinary and creative thinking, cleantech news portal Clean Technica, has published research analysing inventions that have been adapted for commercial use following their origin in space travel.
30th November 2018

Important milestone in Mars journey

Important milestone in Mars journey
On 26th November, the NASA InSight Lander, with the help of Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), reached an important milestone in its journey to Mars, as InSight begins a 12,300mph descent to the red planet. With the Insight lander’s avionics system based on VxWorks, this NASA mission brings the Wind River RTOS back to Mars once again following the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity mission in 2012.
26th November 2018

The first Mars helicopter will fly with Swiss DC motors

The first Mars helicopter will fly with Swiss DC motors
Two years from now, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. This trip will include a small helicopter which will take the first aerial photos of Mars. The rotors will be controlled by robust DC motors from Switzerland.
21st November 2018


Apollo 50th: first crew launches on Apollo 7

On 11th October 1968, just 15 months from President Kennedy’s deadline for a moon landing, NASA launched its first Apollo crew into space.
15th October 2018

How do we prepare a spacecraft for launch?

Revisit the 18th April 2018, launch of NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
27th September 2018

AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts

AI helps track down mysterious cosmic radio bursts
Artificial intelligence is invading many fields, most recently astronomy and the search for intelligent life in the universe, or SETI. Researchers at Breakthrough Listen, a SETI project led by the University of California, Berkeley, have now used machine learning to discover 72 new fast radio bursts from a mysterious source some 3 billion light years from Earth. Fast radio bursts are bright pulses of radio emission mere milliseconds in duration, thought to originate from distant galaxies.
11th September 2018

Power fuses successfully recertified for space applications

Power fuses successfully recertified for space applications
  SCHURTER and the European Space Agency (ESA) have a long and intensive cooperation in research and development. SCHURTER has been the exclusive supplier of fuses for a decade. The biennial recertification also took place in 2018 without any complaints.
5th September 2018

Optical Surfaces deliver aspheric lenses for nuclear research

Optical Surfaces deliver aspheric lenses for nuclear research
  Optical Surfaces has announced that it has received an order from the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) for twelve ultra-fast focusing 370mm diameter aspheric lenses for its Orion petawatt laser research facility.
30th August 2018

Multi-million pound work on UK alternative to Galileo

Multi-million pound work on UK alternative to Galileo
UK industry will benefit from a £92m injection to design a national alternative to the EU’s Galileo satellite system, ensuring UK security post Brexit. The money has been allocated from the £3bn Brexit readiness fund announced at last year’s Budget and will be rolled out over the coming months. Satellite navigation systems like GPS are increasingly important for commercial, military and other critical applications, from guiding aircraft, ships and emergency services to helping millions of people find their way on car journeys.
29th August 2018

Parker Solar Probe will fly into The Sun’s atmosphere

Parker Solar Probe will fly into The Sun’s atmosphere
NASA has launched a bold mission to fly directly into the sun’s atmosphere, with a spacecraft named the Parker Solar Probe, after solar astrophysicist Eugene Parker. The incredibly resilient vessel, vaguely shaped like a lightbulb the size of a small car, was launched early in yesterday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Its trajectory will aim straight for the sun, where the probe will come closer to the solar surface than any other spacecraft in history.
13th August 2018


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