Keyword: Spacecraft

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Briefs: Motion Control
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
A prototype version could be demonstrated on a large cargo lunar lander.
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Articles: Design
The products of tomorrow.
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Briefs: Aerospace
Innovators at NASA Johnson Space Center have designed an Active Debris Removal Vehicle that can remove large orbital debris from low-Earth orbit.
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Briefs: Manned Systems
Innovators from the NASA Glenn Research Center developed a software-based automated RFI mitigation system to increase communication reliability.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
To open the Moon to continuous multi-year human and robotic operation, Astrobotic is developing LunaGrid™ — a commercial power system for the surface of the Moon.
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Briefs: Design
NASA’s new COROTUB boom is flattened, rolled, and stowed in a small package for easy transport to remote locations. When unfurled, it expands into a load-bearing structural boom.
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Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
How Ada enables LASP to constantly modify OASIS-CC to control new instruments and ensure mission-critical systems remain reliable.
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Articles: Aerospace

“ G odspeed, fellas. Let’s go have some fun.” These were the words of encouragement from mission control at the Kennedy Space Center — only this time for the first private astronaut...

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Briefs: Aerospace

The Modular Artificial-Gravity Orbital Refinery Spacecraft (MAGORS) is a technology from NASA Ames Research Center for in-situ refining or recycling of materials in space, including mass...

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Briefs: Medical

A patented self-contained device for isolating deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), ribonucleic acid (RNA), proteins, and cells without using pipettes or centrifuges has been developed at NASA’s...

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Application Briefs: Manned Systems
A platform makes space-bound systems quick, easy, and cost-effective to develop.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The highly customizable robotic arm can be twisted and turned in all directions.
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Briefs: Energy
This scalable power processing unit (PPU) is for use with low-power Hall effect thrusters.
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Briefs: Imaging
The engine could make rockets not only more fuel-efficient, but also more lightweight and less complicated to construct.
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Briefs: Software
The simulations provide insight on the models needed to simulate a full-scale landing event.
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Application Briefs: Propulsion
What began as a research tool to collect aerodynamic data from research aircraft is now solving technical challenges for NASA.
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Application Briefs: Motion Control
OPTIMISM, the full-scale engineering model of Perseverance, is helping NASA assess the risk of potential driving hazards on Mars.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Potential uses include MEMS accelerometers, vibration monitoring, and other precision motion control applications.
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Application Briefs: Power
The power and propulsion element of NASA’s Gateway is a high-power, 50-kilowatt solar electric propulsion spacecraft.
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Briefs: Aerospace

The Controlled Closed-Ecosystem Development System (CCEDS) can be used to develop designs for sustainable, small-scale reproductions of subsets of the Earth’s biosphere and the Orbiting Modular...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
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Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
A mobile robot will go to the South Pole of the Moon — with help from radiation-hardened avionics.
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Articles: Electronics & Computers
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
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Articles: Propulsion
With Artemis II — the first crewed flight of SLS and Orion — four astronauts will travel to the lunar environment in 2024.
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Articles: RF & Microwave Electronics
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
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Articles: Propulsion
Artemis I will launch from Kennedy Space Center into Earth orbit, where it will travel 40,000 miles beyond the Moon.
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Articles: Motion Control
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
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Articles: Unmanned Systems
With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, NASA will return humans to the lunar surface.
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