NASA’s recently launched Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter are supported by numerous composite materials and structures.
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The CFRP dispenser structure, developed for the Small Spacecraft Mission Service (SSMS), was successfully launched for the European Space Agency.
The subsidary of Hexagon Composites has been awarded a contract to design, develop, qualify and produce for a new major aerospace company.
The team received the Robert J. Collier Trophy for advancing the performance, efficiency and safety of air and space vehicles.
Alpine Advanced Materials’ HX5 demonstrated retention of 96% mechanical performance with exposure to five million rads of gamma radiation.
The observatory is expected to launch Oct. 31, 2021, a change resulting from technical challenges and the impact of the pandemic.
In an increasingly digital world, how far can the virtual environment take us? Only so far, Dale Brosius says. At some point, we have to get real.
Contributing Writer, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
The rocket motors are the next step toward NASA’s Artemis I space launch in 2021.
The HALO module design is adapted from the Cygnus spacecraft designed by Northrop Grumman, and will serve as both crew habitat and docking hub for cislunar spacecraft.
The test ensured the tower extensions on NASA’s composites-intensive telescope would keep the structure cool enough to detect infrared light.
A Scottish technology company employs additive manufacturing and CRP Technology composite materials for a lighter, more manufacturable PocketQube deployer.
Despite the termination, the test flight provided data necessary to make adjustments for future launches.
The SG 14-222 DD wind turbine 108-meter blades, a lightweight nacelle and more.
Infinite Composites Technologies’ Type V pressure vessel for storing cryogenic space launch vehicle propellants shows promise for eliminating elusive microcracking issues.
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A conference and exhibition highlighting the use of advanced materials in space technology is scheduled to take place Sept. 15-16, 2020 in Leicester, U.K.
The scale, precision, speed and quality of carbon fiber manufacture has evolved substantially since the material’s modern introduction in the late 1960s. Hexcel offers a glimpse of the state of the art today.
The Space Act Agreement (SAA) represents a partnership between Virgin Galactic and NASA for the development of high-speed, and environmentally sustainable, aviation technology.
The May 17 launch is the sixth mission for the autonomous spaceplane, and includes added payload capacity for support a variety of experiments.
Under the $1.79 billion contract, Aerojet Rocketdyne will manufacture 18 additional Space Launch System (SLS) RS-25 rocket engines for Artemis missions.
Blue Origins, Dynetics and SpaceX are developing human landing systems concepts for Artemis’s 2024 moon mission.
History and future developments for high-performance boron fiber.
The agreement promotes a long-term strategic collaboration between Firefly Aerospace and Spaceflight Inc. to address increasing demand in the commercial small-satellite market.
The VSS Unity’s successfully completed its first flight to test performance and handling characteristics, preparing for eventual commercial use.
Tight tolerances drive design and engineering of large-format composite component and dishes to create unique satellite structures.
Demo-2, which will carry two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, will be the first crewed mission for SpaceX’s crew capsule.
Advanced materials use in current and upcoming NASA missions.
In preparation for the Artemis I mission, NASA’s Orion spacecraft has recently completed systems-level testing in a simulated space environment.