Northrop Grumman and teammate ATK have completed manufacturing of the backplane support frame (BSF) for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
Gurit contributed to a NASA research project which looked at the development of polymeric material that is curable in the free space environment and useable in space construction projects. The full project report was released by NASA last month.
NASA’s remotely piloted X-48C hybrid-wing-body subscale aircraft, has completed an eight-month flight research campaign
ATK and Northrop Grumman Corporation have completed the fabrication of the primary mirror backplane support structure wing assemblies for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.
The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), a collaboration between NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey, will provide moderate-resolution measurements of Earth’s terrestrial and polar regions in the visible
Earlier this month the 16,300 kg prototype airship made it off the ground for the first time at its home base in California. The 230 foot long air vehicle’s frame is made using aluminium and carbon fibre composites and is covered with a reflective Mylar skin. The Aeroscraft with funding from NASA, DARPA and the [...]
NASA have selected eight large-scale integrated technology demonstrations to advance aircraft concepts and technologies that will reduce the impact of aviation on the environment over the next 30 years, research efforts that promise future travelers will fly in quieter, greener and more fuel-efficient airliners. The demonstrations, which are part of NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) [...]
Nasa’s advanced thermoplastic tape and composites processing method made by NASA at the Langley Research Centre
This week, engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville moved a Composite Crew Module (CCM) into the Environmental Test Facility vacuum chamber to gauge how well a space structure fabricated with composite materials will react in a simulated space environment. Data gained during this test series will aid in the design and development [...]
NASA has awarded the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing a grant to help fund a $20,000 Composites Technology Outreach Project.
We live in a conservative culture, in which too much design is produced without personality or ambition. Says Danish designer Mathias Bengtsson who has now started experimenting with a carbon-fibre spinning process originally used by NASA in the production of rocket fuel tanks and nozzles. This process enables him not only to create chairs and [...]