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Researchers bust cost barriers by putting $100 satellites into orbit
June 20, 2019
Chip-sized satellites, or ChipSats, are designed to work together in a swarm to perform tasks that, nowadays, only big, costly systems can do.
A safe landing on Mars depends in part on an effective parachute
May 3, 2019
New computer simulations help accurately model the unfurling of these nylon safety nets to ensure they are up to the task.
How could we use space's challenging environment to our advantage?
March 8, 2019
If we are going to be a space-faring species, we need to understand what's out there.
A rocket fuel made of … wax?
February 26, 2019
In light of traditional rocket fuel’s troubled track record, could wax be a stable alternative to the powerful but finicky propellants that have so far powered space exploration?
Artificial intelligence may one day guide ‘tow trucks’ in space
February 14, 2019
The AI-powered navigation system could eventually help rescue satellites that circle aimlessly in graveyard orbits.
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