Astronautics
Astronautics (alternatively cosmonautics), is the theory and practice of navigation beyond Earth's atmosphere.The term astronautics was coined by analogy with aeronautics. As there is a certain degree...
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SpaceX Dragon capsule's picture perfect Atlantic splashdown
Dragon has returned to planet Earth. SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule undocked from the International Space Station and headed toward the Atlantic ocean, landing spot on Florida's coast in a successf...
Sir Richard Branson unveils new Virgin Galactic Spaceship
Sir Richard Branson unveils a new version of his Virgin Galactic Spaceship.
Jeff Bezos' Space Company Launches First Reusable Rocket
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos beat Elon Musk 's SpaceX on Monday by successfully landing an unmanned test rocket – a historic feat that could greatly reduce the cost of space travel. Amazo...
The Plasma Engine That Could Take Humans To Mars On A Single Tank: Breakthrough In Hall Thrusters Could See Them Power Deep Space Missions
Scientists in the French National Center for Scientific Research have created a 'wall-less Hall thruster' prototype that uses a 45,000 mph stream of plasma to push spacecraft forward. Hall thrusters a...
The latest disruptive space technology is a battery-powered rocket engine
Rocket Lab, a US and New Zealand-based defense research company, has exploited the increasing power packed by small batteries to develop a new rocket it’s calling the Electron. It says it will cost $4...
NASA | The MMS Mission's Unique Orbit
Scientist John Dorelli explains the MMS mission's orbit and why the four spacecraft fly in a tetrahedron formation. This complex arrangement enables scientists to gather data about magnetic reconnecti...
Titan Submarine: Exploring the Depths of Kraken Mare
Earlier this month, NASA published a video introducing its concept submarine designed to explore Kraken Mare, one of the liquefied methane seas on Titan, the remarkably strange moon circling Saturn. T...
Falcon Heavy | Flight Animation
SpaceX released a 3D animation showcasing its Falcon Heavy rocket launch from Florida, with all three of the boosters safely returning to Earth. Earlier this month, an attempt to land a booster on a s...
Private Space Taxis on Track to Fly in 2017
Boeing and SpaceX are on track to start launching astronauts to the International Space Station
Space Future - Vehicle Designs
In order for people to be able to travel economically to space, for space tourism and for other purposes, we need reusable launch vehicles. All commercial transport industries use reusable vehicles - ...
Schmidt corrector plate
A Schmidt corrector plate is an aspheric lens which is designed to correct the spherical aberration in the spherical primary mirror it is combined with. It was invented by Bernhard Schmidt in 1931, al...
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Advanced Stirling radioisotope generator
The advanced Stirling radioisotope generator (ASRG) was a radioisotope power system under development for NASA. It would have used a Stirling power conversion technology, to convert radioactive-decay ...
Advanced Stirling radioisotope generator - Wikipedia
Zond 3
Zond 3 was a 1964 space probe sent toward Mars as a spacecraft test. It was a member of the Soviet Zond program sharing designation Zond, while being part of Mars 3MV project. It was unrelated to Zon...
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Zeta Reticuli
Zeta Reticuli (Zeta Ret, ζ Reticuli, ζ Ret) is a wide binary star system in the southern constellation of Reticulum. From the southern hemisphere the pair can be seen as a naked ey...
Semi-minor axis
In geometry, the semi-minor axis (also semiminor axis) is a line segment associated with most conic sections (that is, with ellipses and hyperbolas) that is at right angles with the semi-major axis an...
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Tpoint
TPoint is computer software that implements a mathematical model of conditions leading to errors in telescope pointing and tracking. The model can then be used in a telescope control system to correct...
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Altimeter
An altimeter or an altitude meter is an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level. The measurement of altitude is called altimetry, which is related to the term bathymet...
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History of the telescope
The earliest known working telescopes appeared in 1608 and are credited to Hans Lippershey. Among many others who claimed to have made the discovery were Zacharias Janssen, a spectacle-maker in Middel...
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Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid
Neutral buoyancy simulation with astronauts immersed in a tank of water, in pressure suits, can help to prepare astronauts for the difficult task of working while outside a spacecraft in an apparently...
Neutral buoyancy simulation as a training aid - Wikipedia
Praful Bhavsar
Praful Bhavsar is an Indian space scientist who has held several major positions in the Indian Space program including the Project Scientist for the first rocket launch into space from Indian soil on ...
Foucault knife-edge test
The Foucault knife-edge test was described in 1858 by French physicist Léon Foucault to measure conic shapes of optical mirrors, with error margins measurable in fractions of wavelengths of light (or ...
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Neutral buoyancy
Neutral buoyancy is a condition in which a physical body's average density is equal to the density of the fluid in which it is immersed. The buoyancy offsets the force of gravity that would otherwise ...
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ATS Medical
ATS Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATSI)is a developer and manufacturer of products for the cardiac surgery market. based in Minneapolis, Minnesota The publicly traded company was founded in 1992 by Manny Vi...
Wayfinder
Wayfinder Systems AB was a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone specializing in creating mobile navigation systems for a number of platforms such as Symbian 2nd and 3rd edition, UIQ, Windows Mobile and...