HOUSTON - Two small businesses are benefitting from NASA’s expertise as they develop heat shield technologies, cargo delivery systems, and new protective materials for spacecraft and space stations in the growing commercial industry of low Earth orbit operations, NASA reports. Continue reading original article.
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
1 December 2023 - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) says that Canopy Aerospace Inc. of Littleton, Colorado, and Outpost Technologies Corp. of Santa Monica, California have announced "progress in the development of a new heat shield manufacturing capability and a new cargo transportation system for potential use on the International Space Station and future commercial space stations."
“These projects are a great example of how NASA is supporting a growing commercial space industry,” said Angela Hart, manager of NASA’s Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development Program at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. “There is an entire ecosystem emerging where companies are working together and innovating to meet NASA’s needs and also positioning themselves to reach new customers so that NASA can be just one of many customers in low Earth orbit.”
Learn more about the technologies and the companies developing them in the original article, linked above.
Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
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