Tagged: Aerospace


NASA Turns to AI to Design Mission Hardware

Spacecraft and mission hardware designed by an artificial intelligence may resemble bones left by some alien species, but they weigh less, tolerate higher structural loads, and require a fraction of the time parts designed...


Researchers 3D Print Sensors for Satellites

MIT scientists have created the first completely digitally manufactured plasma sensors for orbiting spacecraft. These plasma sensors, also known as retarding potential analyzers (RPAs), are used by satellites to determine the chemical composition and...


ETHM, The 3D Printed Electrical Thruster Mechanism

The electrical thruster mechanism (ETHM) was developed by Thales Alenia Space for its all-electric Spacebus Neo platforms used for geostationary communications satellites. It steers the electric thrusters in two axes to provide orbital positioning...