Space Technology

  • A Brief Timeline of Canadian Space Technology

    Canadian space technology time line began in 1962. In the past decades Canada has made a lot of progress in the space exploration. Read the article to learn more about Canada's contributions.
    By Reeja Mathew May 19, 2011 

  • NASA's Space Technology Spinoffs

    NASA has long been at the front line of developing new technology with a variety of private enterprises. This technology, commonly called "spinoffs," has permeated various aspects of private industry and become commonplace for public consumption...
    By Jason C. Chavis May 19, 2011 

  • GREGOR and the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope ATST, New Terrestrial Solar Telescopes

    The GREGOR is a new type of solar telescope. It uses adaptive optics to adjust for the atmospheric distortions caused by air and temperature. It also uses polarimetry to study spectral lines of solar energy. The ATST also is a solar telescope that will...
    By George Garza May 18, 2011 


  • Space Telemetry: An Overview of Spacecraft to Earth Communications

    What is space telemetry? Telemetry is how spacecraft send data back to Earth and has been used since World War II to record flight information of rockets and spacecraft. Read on to learn more about space telemetry and how it works.
    By MJ Logan April 29, 2011 

  • Understanding Low Earth Orbits

    Low Earth orbits compose a zone where the majority of satellites and spacecrafts operate. Learn more about the significance of LEO and what other types of orbit exist.
    By Aggeliki K. April 20, 2011 

  • Uses of Reaction Wheels on Satellites

    In science fiction’s golden era, giant spaceships were maneuvered with massive gyroscopes. Attached to the ship, when a force was applied, the precession of the gyroscope was transferred to the ship, causing it to rotate in pitch, yaw and roll....
    By George Adcock April 17, 2011 


  • The Google Lunar X PRIZE

    Read about the next X PRIZE targeting space: the Google Lunar X PRIZE, which has the amazing goal of achieving a moon landing and the transmission of HD video back to earth.
    By Robyn Broyles April 5, 2011 

  • Using Modern Technology to Rediscover Ancient Greek Science

    The Archimedes Palimpsest Project is using modern technology to read the Ancient Greek science of Archimedes himself. The US Department of Energy’s Stanford Linear Accelerator Center is working with X-ray vision and other imaging technology to decipher...
    By S.L. Bradish March 29, 2011 

  • Large Hadron Collider: A Series of Setbacks

    It has been said that the road to discovery is often times littered with obstacles and heartaches. The same is certainly true with our journey to understanding the birth of the cosmos as the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) continues to dance with...
    By Finn Orfano March 2, 2011 

  • Review of the NASA iPad App: Design, Functions and Features

    Here is a look at NASA's new app for the iPad, and how it uses the design features to create an interactive experience.
    By Shane Burley February 27, 2011 
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