SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Electronics and electro-optics that must withstand harsh conditions in space, such as radiation, temperature extremes, and long periods without maintenance

NASA budget climbs to $14 billion after seven years of declines

WASHINGTON- The big news at NASA is the space agency's reversal of its budget declines of the past seven years. The Clinton Administration's request for NASA is $14.1 billion for fiscal year 2001, which begins Oct. 1. That's up $435 million from this year's spending level of $13.6 billion.

Lockheed Martin chooses L-3 data acquisition systems

Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Astronautics division in Denver needed data-acquisition and telemetry systems to support the Atlas V rocket. They found their answer in the Automated Data Acquisition Systems — otherwise known as the ADAS 5000s — from the L-3 Communications Telemetry & Instrumentation division in San Diego.

2020: a NASA odyssey

LAUREL, Md. — NASA leaders are once again embroiled in some where-do-we-go-from-here soul searching, where the underlying issue is establishing ground rules for the supporting infrastructure and system architecture to sustain bold ventures into space.

SBS computer flies on X-34

Engineers at Orbital Sciences in Dulles, Va., needed a VME system for their central flight computer on their X-34 re-usable launch vehicle. They found their answer with a 68030-based, conduction-cooled VMEbus computer system from SBS Embedded Systems in Raleigh, N.C.

Ion propulsion successfully flies on Deep Space 1

CLEVELAND — The successful flight of NASA`s Deep Space 1 spacecraft`s ion engine has NASA engineers confident that ion propulsion will be an efficient alternative to chemical propulsion for future missions to space.

Board products

Officials at the Defense Electronics Research Agency in the United Kingdom, are using the SPARC Microprocessor Experiment board from Space Electronics, a division of Maxwell Technologies in San Diego, for use in their Space Technology Research Vehicles (STRV) project at the end of this year.

SBS computer flies on X-34

Engineers at Orbital Sciences in Dulles, Va., needed a VME system for their central flight computer on their X-34 re-usable launch vehicle. They found their answer with a 68030-based, conduction-cooled VMEbus computer system from SBS Embedded Systems in Raleigh, N.C.

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October 2014
Volume 25, Issue 10
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