Keyword: Spacecraft

Application Briefs: Software
How Ada enables LASP to constantly modify OASIS-CC to control new instruments and ensure mission-critical systems remain reliable.
Articles: Power

“ 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...

Briefs: Materials

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...

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...

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

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...

Briefs: Aerospace
The film monitors how well aircraft and spacecraft withstand the mechanical stresses of flight.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A mobile robot will go to the South Pole of the Moon — with help from radiation-hardened avionics.
Articles: Materials
Thanos Yiagopoulos, Chief Technology Officer of Momentive Performance Materials, discusses how engineers can determine the best product for their application.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With Artemis II — the first crewed flight of SLS and Orion — four astronauts will travel to the lunar environment in 2024.
Articles: Aerospace
The third flight of SLS and Orion will carry the first woman and first person of color to the Moon.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Artemis I will launch from Kennedy Space Center into Earth orbit, where it will travel 40,000 miles beyond the Moon.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
A vision-based control algorithm saves a quadrotor after the complete loss of a single motor.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
With the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft, NASA will return humans to the lunar surface.
Application Briefs: Imaging
As the U.S. lands a craft on the Moon for the first time since 1972, technology built by Louisiana State University students will report back from the lunar surface.
Application Briefs: Materials
Ewellix (Gothenburg, Sweden) has developed a planetary roller screw that's now on Mars.
Briefs: Propulsion
The valve enables telerobotic resupplying of media such as propellant and pressurant.
Application Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Interstellar used Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to design and develop its first prototype: BioPod.
Briefs: Aerospace
This below-the-hook device enables gentle crane placement to decrease the risk of property damage.
Briefs: Motion Control
SMA tube elements drive rotary and ring gear motion in compact, powerful actuators.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
The solution increases water recovery, prevents mineral scaling, and cuts the volume of brines in half.