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2015-04-14 09:33:34

Colorado-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) has unveiled a new rocket system that it claims will be more affordable and accessible than currently available space-travel options and could be used for missions travelling all the way to the dwarf planet Pluto.

2015-04-13 16:20:57

Vulcan Name Chosen by America with more than 1 Million Online Votes Cast COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Launch Alliance (ULA) unveiled its Next Generation

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2015-04-11 12:05:10

We know you've thought about it. Is it possible to use your farts to push you through space? The answer is yes - theoretically.

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2015-04-07 11:20:43

A rocket capable of sending astronauts to Mars in just six weeks rather than six months sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what one Texas company is working on – and they just received a NASA grant to continue working on the advanced propulsion technology.

2015-03-19 08:20:45

New aerospike engine will do for space travel what the jet engine did for air travel NEW YORK, Mar.

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2015-02-09 10:17:42

The US military’s advanced research division is working on a new program that would make it possible to launch a satellite directly from the underbelly of a jet fighter, potentially providing an innovative, quicker, and less expensive way of putting a payload into orbit.

US Navy
2015-02-07 10:05:58

Next-generation weapons that reduce the Navy’s reliance on gunpower should be the primary goal of the service’s scientific and technological research, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert said this week during a military conference in Washington DC.

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2015-01-28 13:02:05

Our favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye's privately-funded spacecraft with a sail has its first mission scheduled for 2016.

2015-01-21 00:20:13

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan.

venus express
2014-12-17 11:25:33

Since its arrival at Venus in 2006, Venus Express had been on an elliptical 24‑hour orbit, travelling 66 000 km above the south pole at its furthest point and to within 200 km over the north pole on its closest approach, conducting a detailed study of the planet and its atmosphere.


Latest Spacecraft propulsion Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Escape Velocity -- An escape velocity is the minimum speed at which an object without propulsion can move away from a source of a gravitational field indefinitely if there is no friction. This definition may need modification for the practical problem of two or more sources in some cases. In any case, the object is assumed to be a point with a mass that is negligible compared with that of the source of the field, usually an excellent approximation. It is commonly described as the speed...

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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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