NASA, Others Increasing Reliance On Solar Power For Space Explorations

United States (US)-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently proposed to develop a global mobility Mars exploration platform. It was called ‘Mars Aerial and Ground Intelligent Explorer’ (MAGGIE). It’s a compact fixed wing aircraft with ultra-high productivity efficiency powered by solar energy. It’s used to fly in the Martian atmosphere with vertical take-off/landing (VTOL) […]

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BOEM Announces Offshore Wind Energy Zones Near Delaware, Maryland, & Virginia

As part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of deploying 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy capacity by 2030, The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently unveiled three final Wind Energy Areas (WEAs) off the coasts of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The development of these areas involved extensive consultation and feedback from states, Tribes, […]

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The Promise Of Solar Energy From Space

Solar space farms? One of the most fascinating developments in the renewable energy sector has been the possibility of putting solar technology in space. NASA, in 1977, claimed that in the coming years space solar could completely replace fossil fuels. The study and investments were stopped citing a lack of understanding of the technology required […]

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Explained: Can Higher Energy Density Batteries Power Air Travel ?

One of the world’s largest battery manufacturers, CATL, has recently unveiled its new condensed battery boasting an impressive 500 Wh/kg energy density. The significance of this can be gauged from the fact that the firm teased the idea of electrifying passenger aircraft with its new battery revelation. And yes, it’s not yet another ‘demonstrator’ with […]

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Can Solid-state Batteries Replace Lithium-ion Batteries in EV?

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become the fundamental power source for electric vehicles (EVs), and their demand skyrocketed with the surge in the EV market. However, since the very beginning, some challenges raised doubts about the suitability of the technology in the long term. Solid-state batteries with their solid electrolyte, are expected to provide greater safety […]

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NASA Solar Array Technology Now Powering Communications Satellites

US space exploration agency NASA has said that its innovations meant to help humans inhabit other planets, such as Mars, also make life better here on Earth. Consider the Compact Telescoping Array (CTA), a technology developed at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, to provide solar energy to satellites in space. CTA is now […]

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Solar Array Installation at a Space Station by NASA and ESA

Solar panels are powering the spacewalks of astronauts for the first time at the International Space Station. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and Thomas Pesquet from ESA (European Space Agency) completed the deployment of a new ISS Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) on the far end of the left (port) side […]

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StoreDot Joins Pioneering Research Mission on ISS to Test Extreme Fast Charging in Space

StoreDot, the pioneer of extreme fast charging (XFC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs), today announces that together with the Israeli Electric Company (IEC) it has been approved by NASA to conduct the first space-based research and development program into new battery materials. As part of the Israel Space Agency and The Ramon Foundation’s pioneering […]

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SolAero to Supply Solar Modules for NASA Power and Propulsion Element

SolAero has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies to power the Power and Propulsion Element of NASA Gateway mission New Mexico-based SolAero Technologies, a leading provider of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and composite structural products for satellite and aerospace applications, has announced that it has been awarded a contract by Maxar Technologies, a […]

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