NASA Technology Innovation 16.2
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DescriptionTechnology Innovation is a digital publication of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate which features cutting-edge technology innovators and projects across the agency. It also highlights the American inventors, entrepreneurs and application engineers who have transformed space exploration technologies into products that benefit the nation and the world. The first two pieces in this issue describe solar electric propulsion and solar sails, revolutionary systems that will use the sun’s energy to propel future space missions. A third article explores the potential of CubeSats and PhoneSats to open up space research to a much broader segment of the public, while a fourth discusses two programs that foster technological innovation through collaborations between NASA and small businesses throughout the U.S.
Volume 16, number 2, contains four feature articles--
• The Ions Have It
• Setting Sail
• Big Ideas, Small Packages
• Tapping the Source
--plus short articles on how a rocket engine designed at Marshall Space Flight Center produced the development of a new ultra-high-pressure fire-suppression system and how a superconducting wire created for NASA’s advanced turboelectric distributed propulsion system is now being used in the manufacture of MRI scanners. The issue closes with an "Insight" piece by Michael Gazarik, Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate.
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