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Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully demonstrates low-cost, high thrust space engine

Posted May 23, 2018 by

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully completed hot-fire testing of a new in-space engine, designated ISE-100. Developed for commercial in-space applications, ISE-100 has the potential to be a critical element for future lunar robotic missions.

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Air Force rolls out fiscal year 2017 space budget

Posted February 12, 2016 by

Air Force leaders met with the media to discuss specifics of the service‚Äôs fiscal year 2017 space budget at the Pentagon Feb. 11. Winston A. Beauchamp, the deputy undersecretary of the Air Force for space, and Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, the director of space programs for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, highlighted…

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Spacecraft ‘nuclear batteries’ could get a boost from new materials

Posted October 14, 2016 by

No extension cord is long enough to reach another planet, and there's no spacecraft charging station along the way. That's why researchers are hard at work on ways to make spacecraft power systems more efficient, resilient and long-lasting.

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What looks good on paper may look good in space

Posted September 25, 2017 by

Origami, the Japanese tradition of paper-folding, has inspired a number of unique spacecraft designs here. It's little wonder that it fascinates NASA engineers: origami can seem deceptively simple, hiding complex math within its creases.

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