Keyword: Spacecraft

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The technology could continuously monitor fluid flow in pipes on the International Space Station and prevent satellites from colliding.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Perseverance is the first leg of a round trip to Mars.
Articles: Energy
NASA-funded research by Clemson University scientists could lead to the creation of lighter, faster-charging batteries suitable for powering a spacesuit or even a Mars rover.
Briefs: Transportation
Applications include aerospace, automotive, commercial spaceflight, scuba diving equipment, and for first responders.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
See how Space Dynamics Laboratory built the electronics for a three-camera suite onboard OSIRIS-REx.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
We explore the major scientific breakthroughs achieved during 20 years of human presence on the ISS.
Briefs: Aerospace
The antenna is designed for use in extreme conditions such as outer space.
Briefs: Aerospace
The thermal management technology could also be used for server farms and spacecraft.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
What does wave energy have to do with space exploration? Plenty, it turns out.
NASA Spinoff: Test & Measurement
A technique to assess astronauts’ balance recovery helps people assess their risk of falling.
Briefs: Data Acquisition
The instrument has uses in photography where the goal is to image a dim object near a bright one.
Facility Focus: Propulsion
Stennis now is testing RS-25 rocket engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) that will carry humans back to the Moon.
Application Briefs: Aerospace
See how one company reached out to NASA with an offer to develop a custom sensor for the Mars 2020 mission rover.
Briefs: Motion Control
Complex locomotion techniques enable the rover to climb hills covered with soft granular material.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This technology can help robots walk up to 40 percent faster on uneven terrain such as pebbles and wood chips.
Briefs: Materials
This rapid screening system tests fracture resistance in billions of potential materials.
Briefs: Energy
The miniaturized, autonomous, reconfigurable solar sail is capable of very fine maneuvering by small surface deformation.
Briefs: Software
Application Briefs: Software
NASA needed help accurately measuring Earth-reflected sunlight.
Briefs: Imaging
This program provides a relative navigation capability for spacecraft, remotely operated terrestrial vehicles, and machine vision.
Articles: Aerospace
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Keith Comeaux, Deputy Project Chief Engineer, to learn more about the helicopter heading to Mars.
Articles: Test & Measurement
Tech Briefs spoke with NASA’s Ken Williford, Mars 2020 Deputy Project Scientist, to learn more about the science capabilities of Perseverance.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Perseverance will have the ability to land in more challenging terrain than Curiosity, making more rugged sites eligible as safe landing candidates.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about the four goals of the Mars 2020 mission.
Articles: Robotics, Automation & Control
Read our special series on the Mars 2020 mission, featuring interviews with NASA experts and designers of the Perseverance rover.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Landers to small bodies such as comets and asteroids can use this program to estimate the terrain richness of the previously unmapped small body.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA’s LED lighting system enables food and other crops to be grown indoors in places like skyscrapers.
Articles: Aerospace
Moghbeli has accumulated more than 150 combat missions and 2,000 hours of flight time in more than 25 different aircraft.
Briefs: Materials
This system protects workers on lightning and telecommunications towers, and on oil and gas platforms.