Latest Spacecraft propulsion Stories
Oops! Planetary Society’s LightSail spacecraft has left the prototype satellite unable to communicate with mission control, preventing (at least for now) the scheduled deployment of its solar sails to ensure that they work as planned.
Successful laboratory demonstration validates propellant-free, high-impulse spacecraft propulsion TUSTIN, Calif., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Y.K.
It's time to go space sailin'! The LightSail is on schedule for its first test flight later this month.
NASA engineers experimenting with additive manufacturing have took their efforts to the next level earlier this week by 3D-printing the first-ever, full-scale copper rocket engine part.
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.
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
We know you've thought about it. Is it possible to use your farts to push you through space? The answer is yes - theoretically.
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.
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.
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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