JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study

JPL Selects Europa CubeSat Proposals for Study

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has chosen proposals from 10 universities to study CubeSat concepts that could enhance a Europa mission concept currently under study by NASA. The CubeSat concepts will be incorporated into a JPL study describing how small probes could be carried as auxiliary payloads. The CubeSats would then be released(…)

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

A major component of our plan involves the utilization of additive manufacturing, more commonly referred to as “3D printing”. 3D printing is presently a hot topic and gaining populatiry exponentially. The technology holds the tantalizing promise of allowing the user to create almost any object from raw material, and sometimes at less cost than purchasing(…)

NASA Readies First Orion Test Flight

NASA Readies First Orion Test Flight

NASA’s long-term plans to move beyond low Earth orbit are making steady, if slow, progress. The Orion spacecraft, in development for 9 years, is about to make its first test flight. Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) will test the spacecraft’s operation in orbit and during re-entry and recovery. The capsule will be launched on board(…)