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Test system for Dream Chaser flight control system

Test system for Dream Chaser flight control system
SAKOR Technologies has announced that it has supplied a test system to Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to be used to test the flight control system for the Dream Chaser spacecraft. Dream Chaser is a lifting-body, reusable, crewed or uncrewed horizontal-landing vehicle. It is owned and operated by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and is designed as a space utility vehicle for low-Earth orbit.
24th April 2018

Humming a tune from grand cosmic symphony

Humming a tune from grand cosmic symphony
Researchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behaviour that bears a striking resemblance to the universe in microcosm. Their work, which forges new connections between atomic physics and the sudden expansion of the early universe, will be published in Physical Review X and highlighted by Physics. "From the atomic physics perspective, the experiment is beautifully described by existing theory," says Stephen Eckel, an atomic physicist at the NIST and the lead author of the new paper.
20th April 2018

Tackling the challenges of new space flights with traceable solutions

Tackling the challenges of new space flights with traceable solutions
TT Electronics has announced the introduction of its New Space Electronics range. Higher volume satellite constellations in low Earth orbit are driving a requirement for increasingly cost effective components. The company's New Space Electronics offers a solution that delivers reduced screening but is fully traceable, with proven space grade heritage.
18th April 2018


Satellite aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets

Satellite aims to discover thousands of nearby exoplanets
There are potentially thousands of planets that lie just outside our solar system — galactic neighbours that could be rocky worlds or more tenuous collections of gas and dust. Where are these closest exoplanets located? And which of them might we be able to probe for clues to their composition and even habitability? The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will be the first to seek out these nearby worlds.
17th April 2018

Researching telescope data for evidence of distant planets

Researching telescope data for evidence of distant planets
As part of an effort to identify distant planets hospitable to life, NASA has established a crowdsourcing project in which volunteers search telescopic images for evidence of debris disks around stars, which are good indicators of exoplanets. Using the results of that project, researchers at MIT have now trained a machine-learning system to search for debris disks itself.
5th April 2018

Radiation tolerant eight-channel source driver for space programmes

Radiation tolerant eight-channel source driver for space programmes
Microsemi has announced its radiation-tolerant AAHS298B eight-channel source driver for space applications, which has been successfully qualified and certified by the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) as Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) Class V and Q, with four Standard Microcircuits Drawings (SMDs) listed, is now in production. 
28th March 2018

The radio echoes of a black hole feeding on a star

The radio echoes of a black hole feeding on a star
On the 11th of November, 2014, a global network of telescopes picked up signals from 300 million light years away that were created by a tidal disruption flare — an explosion of electromagnetic energy that occurs when a black hole rips apart a passing star. Since this discovery, astronomers have trained other telescopes on this very rare event to learn more about how black holes devour matter and regulate the growth of galaxies.
21st March 2018

LED light bulb has been sent into space

LED light bulb has been sent into space
Following news that a Swedish design brand has sent an LED light bulb into space as part of a crowdfunding campaign, lighting specialist BLT are highlighting the continuing evolution of the most progressive light source of the 21st century. The arc bulb has been designed by Flyte to be the ‘the ultimate minimal, dimmable LED bulb’ and has already exceeded its funding target of £17,000, with more than 900 backers signed up to receive one when it launches later this year.
16th March 2018

How magnetic waves heat the Sun

How magnetic waves heat the Sun
Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery that magnetic waves crashing through the Sun may be key to heating its atmosphere and propelling the solar wind. The Sun is the source of energy that sustains all life on Earth but much remains unknown about it. However, a group of researchers at Queen’s have now unlocked some mysteries in a research paper, which has been published in Nature Physics.
7th March 2018

ALMA reveals inner web of stellar nursery

ALMA reveals inner web of stellar nursery
Data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes have been used to create this stunning image showing a web of filaments in the Orion Nebula. These features appear red-hot and fiery in this dramatic picture, but in reality are so cold that astronomers must use telescopes like ALMA to observe them. This spectacular and unusual image shows part of the famous Orion Nebula, a star formation region lying about 1350 light-years from Earth.
7th March 2018


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