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Donna Ridley Ascent Aerospace Space Product Update https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwLDFOVgOhg EPIQ Space had the opportunity to interview Donna Ridley of Ascent Aerospace at Space Tech Expo in Pasadena California.  Donna explains in her interview the challenges associated with the industry and how Ascent Aerospace is addressing them head-on.  Utilizing some of the worlds best practices including concurrent manufacturing, at times embedded with their customers. Tight tolerances are a challenge throughout the satellite industry.  Ascent Aerospace is able to maintain these tolerances with state-of-the...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | June 26, 2017 - 4:07 pm
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Magnetic Attempt to Clean Space Debris There are have been many interesting ideas to help clean space debris.  ESA is reporting on an  interesting idea using magnetics.  Let's hope the solution is put in place soon to ensure long-term viability of future programs.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) Find this article and others on ESAs site here. Magnetic Space Tug Could Target Dead Satellites Magnetic tug nears derelict satellite 19 June 2017Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic force...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | June 19, 2017 - 8:57 pm
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ESA’s Cassini Spacecraft Delivers Big Results Cassini grand finale ESA's Cassini's spacecraft has delivered over a decade of data.  It's final days are no exception.  Programs like this help pave the way for future space adventures.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) COUNTDOWN TO CASSINI'S GRAND FINALE 25 April 2017After nearly 13 years in orbit around Saturn, the international Cassini–Huygens mission is about to begin its final chapter: the spacecraft will perform a series of daring dives between the planet and its rings, leading to a dramatic final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on 1...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | April 26, 2017 - 10:47 pm
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NASA Invests in Novel New Ideas NASA has invested in ideas originating from small businesses for years.  The significance of these investments have provided important contributions to the industry.  It is great to see a continued investment and it is also great to see novel ideas continuing to come out of these enterprises.  (Editor - EPIQ Space)   Find this article and others on NASA's website here. April 19, 2017 RELEASE 17-045 NASA Eyes Fusion Reactor Engines, Extraterrestrial Drilling, Other Far-Out Technologies with Latest Investment Selections NASA has select...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | April 23, 2017 - 8:50 pm
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Breakout Products for the Satellite Industry  Space Parts Working Group met for a second day in Torrance California hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, in cooperation with U.S. Air Force Space Missile Systems Center (SMSC) and the National Reconnaissance Office.  The satellite supplier community has come together to provide updates on the latest technologies available for the space industry.   Anaren acquisition of MS Kennedy created a need for recertification over the past several years for space applications.  This has caused some delivery disturbance to the market.  The business unit ha...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | April 5, 2017 - 9:15 pm
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Satellite Suppliers Shine at Space Parts Working Group EPIQ Space attended Space Parts Working Group (SPWG) this week.  This is a conference hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, in cooperation with U.S. Air Force Space Missile Systems Center (SMSC) and the National Reconnaissance Office.   For 45 years this conference is held annually in Torrance California for the Space industry to resolve problems with high-reliability electronic products.  This is a fantastic event to allow product suppliers to the satellite industry to provide updates on their latest products and services.  This comprehensive overview i...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | April 4, 2017 - 9:46 pm
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ESA JUICE Program Requires Exceptional Technology ESA continues to advance the technology necessary to explore new space frontiers.  The research and planning necessary to survive in the hostile environment continues to exceed expectations.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) Find this article and others on ESA's website here. ESA's Jupiter Mission Moves Off the Drawing Board 16 March 2017Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer – J...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | March 16, 2017 - 10:38 pm
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NASA Tests Supersonic Passenger Airplane Supersonic passenger travel could become a reality again with the support of NASA.  Lockheed Martin is responding to the X-Plane challenge with the first scale model.  Let's hope to see the final version soon.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) Feb. 24, 2017 RELEASE 17-022 NASA Wind Tunnel Tests Lockheed Martin’s X-Plane Design for a Quieter Supersonic Jet Supersonic passenger airplanes are another step closer to reality as NASA and Lockheed Martin begin the first high-speed wind tunnel tests for the Quiet Supersonic Technology (Q...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | February 27, 2017 - 8:42 pm
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Important Discovery of Seven Planets Feb. 22, 2017 RELEASE 17-015 NASA Telescope has had many firsts, but the discovery of seven planets is truly amazing.  Congratulations to the team.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star This illustration shows the possible surface of TRAPPIST-1f, one of the newly discovered planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system. Scientists using the Spitzer Space Telescope and ground-based telescopes have discovered that there are seven Earth-size planet...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | February 23, 2017 - 10:19 pm
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Boeing Continues GPS Legacy   The GPS program has pushed the boundaries of satellite capabilities for decades.  Boeing has been at the heart of this innovative program and will continue for years to come.  (Editor - EPIQ Space) Boeing, U.S. Air Force Extend Partnership to Sustain GPS Constellations Agreement enables persistent GPS capability as Boeing works on next-generation GPS EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 2, 2017 – Boeing and the U.S. Air Force recently signed a Global Positioning System (GPS) sustainment agreement that will ensure the navigati...
By EpiqSpaceEditor | February 2, 2017 - 10:29 pm
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