Space Technology

  • What Is A Space Satellite?

    The word, satellite, is commonly heard, but have you ever really thought about what it means, and what they are? Read on for more information about space satellites.
    By RC Davison February 3, 2011 

  • Describing the Robonaut 2

    Robonaut 2 will soon create history as the first humanoid robot to visit and work in the International Space Station. Read on to find more about Robonaut 2, its specifications and how it is going to help out on the space station.
    By Reeja Mathew December 13, 2010 

  • Four Instruments Used in Space for Exploration

    There are many commonly available instruments that are designed and modified to work in micro-gravity and at extreme temperatures. Here are four common instruments you'll be familiar with.
    By Reeja Mathew December 13, 2010 

  • Properties and Uses of NASA Insulation

    Research in developing the most appropriate insulation material for space exploration and domestic use has been going on for more than twenty five years. NASA's insulation materials have undergone many modifications since then. This article introduces...
    By Reeja Mathew December 13, 2010 

  • NASA's J-2X Rocket Engine

    With the planned ending of the Space Shuttle Program, NASA will soon start a new direction in space flight. A technology currently under development, the J-2X rocket engine, will allow a new era in space exploration.
    By Andy Dziuba December 8, 2010 

  • What is the Clementine Space Probe? Discovering Water on the Moon's Surface

    The Clementine Space Probe was a short-lived NASA mission using a robotic spacecraft. In 1994, the probe was launched to the Moon to study a variety of different facets of the lunar surface. While in orbit, one of the studies possibly located the presence...
    By Jason C. Chavis November 20, 2010 

  • About Solar Power Satellites (SPS)

    The sun is the major source of energy in the Solar System. The use of devices positioned in space around the Earth to collect the solar energy has been studied in the past four decades. This article explains some aspects of Solar Power Satellites, and...
    By Dige November 13, 2010 

  • Information and Uses of NASA's Robotic Arm

    Different space agencies are increasingly depending on robotic space missions. Even though different types of robots are used in space exploration, robotic arms are one of the most widely used. Read on to learn how NASA's robotic arm is used in Mars...
    By Reeja Mathew November 12, 2010 

  • The SpaceX Philosophy: A Successful Endeavor to Develop Low-Cost Space Vehicles

    SpaceX aims to develop highly reliable low cost launch vehicles—an idea which was considered impossible a decade ago. This article explains the philosophy behind this company’s success and also discusses its achievements in space technology...
    By Anurag Ghosh November 11, 2010 

  • Military Satellites: Meaning and Purpose

    Military satellites are not used for surveillance and reconnaissance alone, but also for geodesy, research, and meteorology. The article explains the importance of military satellites in various fields and also discusses the use of spy satellites.
    By Anurag Ghosh November 5, 2010 
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