Latest Spacecraft propulsion Stories
New aerospike engine will do for space travel what the jet engine did for air travel NEW YORK, Mar.
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.
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.
Our favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye's privately-funded spacecraft with a sail has its first mission scheduled for 2016.
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla., Jan.
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.
Sustainable Innovations Delivers to NASA System Designed to Separate Valuable Helium Used to Purge Rocket Hydrogen Fuel Systems EAST HARTFORD, Conn.
Reaction wheel production line ramps up for commercial satellite constellation EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct.
ATK's Propulsion Provides Cost-Effective, Highly-Reliable, Commercial Solution ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has provided the U.S.
NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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...