Latest Atmospheric reentry Stories
Workers recently began cutting and coating the first thermal protection system tiles – part of the heat shield that will protect an Orion spacecraft during an upcoming flight test which will simulate the re-entry speed and heating of returning from deep space.
Namibian authorities have recently announced the discovery of a large metallic ball which they say fell from the sky and landed in the country’s remote northern grasslands in mid-November.
Two NASA California centers have been selected to develop new space-aged technologies that could be game-changers in the way we look at planets from above and how we safely transport robots or humans through space and bring them safely back to Earth.
ESA closely monitored the reentry on 24 September of the UARS observatory satellite.
A second satellite is reportedly headed for Earth and should re-enter our planet's atmosphere sometime next month.
A spacecraft control flap designed for the super-heated hypersonic fall through Earthâ€™s atmosphere has come through testing in the worldâ€™s largest plasma wind tunnel to be ready for its first flight next year.
ESA and Thales Alenia Space Italia announced an agreement Tuesday at the Paris Air & Space Show to begin building the IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle for its mission into space in 2013.
DENVER, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) aeroshell and cruise stage were delivered to Kennedy Space Center, Fla. yesterday. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) built the aeroshell and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory built the cruise stage.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight reduction has become an increasingly important enabler for fuel economy improvement and emissions reduction.
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