Tag: engineering

43 What would be the (most difficult) challenge to make a "10,000 year satellite"? 2016-05-18T13:22:12.497

28 Why do the Shuttle's external tanks appear to be rusted? 2013-10-17T17:22:50.820

25 How do manned spacecraft achieve an airtight connection while docking? 2013-07-31T21:59:36.843

21 How realistic would the Sea Dragon engine be to produce given today's technology? 2016-06-23T15:00:44.383

18 What is the ideal shape for a rocket? 2014-12-17T19:33:30.250

17 Why do pressure fed engines have combustion instabilities? 2013-08-03T17:47:04.103

16 How are fuel tanks filled with cryogenic hydrogen? 2013-12-06T07:35:20.980

16 Why design new rocket engines instead of using the existing types? 2015-09-12T09:51:31.623

14 What is the intent of attaching legs to the rocket? 2014-02-28T05:23:05.917

14 How did they solve Saturn V pogo oscillation problems? 2014-09-12T06:08:04.370

13 How feasible is it to harvest isotopes of Helium or Hydrogen from the gas giants? 2013-07-16T21:28:09.947

12 Why was the Hubble Space Telescope purged with nitrogen gas? 2013-09-11T05:49:57.650

12 Purpose of hemisphere under shuttle nose cone (Enterprise) 2016-08-29T03:37:26.773

11 How big would a manned ascent stage for Mars need to be? 2013-11-18T16:07:51.463

11 Why are Curiosity's wheels aluminum rather than titanium? 2014-02-04T23:28:55.120

11 What happens next if the root cause of one rocket failure won't be identified? 2016-10-31T15:23:15.757

10 What material properties would be necessary to shield a lander from the environment of the Venusian surface? 2013-07-17T03:39:36.023

10 Why do KSC crawler-transporters use caterpillar treads instead of rail tracks? 2015-07-12T04:54:24.903

10 Which are the benefits and challenges for a new SLS rocket version with four SRB? 2016-08-20T22:47:20.820

9 Strategies for combating ESD and ground plane potential shifts on spacecraft charging? 2014-07-27T05:01:30.607

9 Function of the RL10 Oxygen Turbopump's Splined Shaft End 2014-08-05T16:57:03.247

9 What are/were the rails leading into the flame trench of pad 39A used for? 2014-11-18T11:58:20.163

8 Has any spacecraft to date suffered catastrophic gasket degeneration in space? 2013-09-23T09:03:29.227

8 Do modern CFD codes reduce the number of test firings in an engine program? 2015-02-27T10:09:04.693

8 What engineering processes (satellite/space vehicle related) require an atmosphere 2015-06-24T21:18:45.943

8 Monoatomic species at orbital altitudes 2016-01-11T15:09:05.123

8 What mitigation procedures are in place in space systems to prevent whisker growth? 2016-01-11T16:54:10.047

7 What are the practical engineering difficulties in building and launching large inflatable modules? 2013-08-09T07:46:35.527

7 Has any work been done on alternatives to rolling element bearings in rocket turbopumps? 2016-04-15T08:46:40.703

7 How well can hybrid motors be throttled? 2017-03-17T19:14:49.023

6 Is there a diagram of different nozzle diameters to scale? 2013-12-31T01:13:35.680

6 Why aren't orbital vehicles made of plastic? 2015-03-04T02:07:53.053

6 What is the difference between Space Dynamics & Astrodynamics in the engineering perspective? 2015-07-31T18:05:24.257

6 How are spacecraft engineered to prevent overheating? 2016-09-10T20:49:28.170

6 Why were individual shuttle tiles changed from white to black or black to white? 2018-02-12T20:22:26.603

6 Troubleshooting a DIY Ion Thruster 2018-03-03T20:17:21.580

6 Why is SpaceX building the BFS before the BFR 2018-03-10T20:28:23.907

5 For space-qualified electronic components, what is an "SCD"? 2016-01-09T13:17:38.213

5 notation to describe an elliptical orbit? (3000km x 40000km) 2016-04-25T16:37:54.413

5 How does a thermal control system of a spacecraft basicaly work? 2017-01-24T11:00:48.937

5 Are there any mechanisms that would allow automated landing on a planet after 65,000 years? 2018-02-27T17:21:26.997

4 How large are the Curiosity rover's FPGAs which enable "dream mode"? 2015-02-28T02:40:34.443

4 What differences from conventional aerodynamics would result from a thinner atmosphere? 2015-03-27T20:08:58.347

4 Becoming an astronaut with engineering background 2015-12-15T16:40:50.713

4 Why are the nose cones of current spacecraft less pointy? 2016-01-17T18:07:29.053

4 Are and should satellites use wireless communication internally, rather than cables? 2016-10-05T20:29:00.897

4 Is there an equivilant to aircraft ATA100 numbering system for Spacecraft? 2017-03-19T09:59:30.540

4 Does the Hubble telescope use a "simple" PID-controller for its pointing control system? 2017-06-12T14:01:23.687

4 Was computer aided design used on the Space Shuttle Program? 2018-01-05T22:10:09.900

4 Transitioning into space software engineering 2018-02-11T18:16:13.557

3 How to seal the connection between the combustion chamber and outer shell in this rocket engine model? 2015-02-20T10:16:58.617

3 Lessons Learned - What can space power system design teach Antarctic remote sensing systems 2016-04-13T15:06:05.197

3 Could multimode (polymer) optical fiber Gigabit Ethernet be a better choice than WiFi inside future satellites? 2016-12-07T07:16:28.410

2 How do the booms on ISS (and other spacecraft) extend and retract? 2017-12-09T12:04:06.220

2 How long can it be reasonably expected to wait for the first flight of SpaceX's BFR? 2017-12-09T14:52:09.853

1 How to optimize a Pulse-Width Pulse-Frequency (PWPF) modulated attitude control system? 2015-12-17T08:12:57.873

1 What are the causes of Reaction Wheel Failures/Anomalies? 2016-01-28T12:31:58.200

1 How to compute angular velocity of fluid ring for passive control? 2016-04-26T11:29:59.030

1 Is there a space-certification procedure used by commercial spacecraft manufactures for electronic components? 2016-12-07T11:57:20.357

1 Is fuel tank pressure structurally important? 2018-03-07T04:46:10.673