Tag: materials

32 What exactly makes a bolt "aerospace grade"? 2014-05-14T07:20:44.803

26 What technological barriers do we need to overcome to build a space elevator? 2013-07-16T20:58:20.037

24 How is the unwanted cold welding prevented in space? 2014-04-01T18:32:40.423

21 Could a spacecraft be made out of lunar materials? 2013-07-16T22:20:41.133

18 Is the technology behind the Shuttle's heat-shielding tiles used in any product today? 2014-12-25T11:03:54.463

17 What materials are the windows on the US Segment of the ISS made out of? 2014-02-27T20:37:17.877

17 Why not build rockets out of composite materials? 2015-12-28T11:35:11.290

16 JWST observing cherry red Tesla roadster 2018-01-08T14:08:23.730

15 What materials provide the best protection from cosmic radiation? 2013-07-18T16:17:02.123

15 Why aren't the ISS's nor Space Shuttle's radiators black? 2015-04-22T03:27:20.117

13 How long is it feasible to store cryogenic fuels? 2013-11-21T00:11:23.447

13 What is the cause of discoloration along the edges of the Quest Joint Airlock thermal cover? 2013-12-24T10:32:55.123

13 What are the considerations for smelting iron and aluminum in space? 2014-04-18T10:43:50.647

13 What is the SpaceX barge topped with? 2015-04-21T22:29:19.247

13 Why does the material for space elevators have to be really strong? 2016-10-13T17:29:20.493

12 What is the base of a launchpad made of? 2013-11-25T15:25:18.287

12 What are the windows on the Russian segement of the ISS made of? 2014-02-27T20:38:41.460

12 Can you print 3D with iron in space? 2014-04-03T18:15:28.990

12 What improvements have SpaceX made to their proprietary Phenolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator (PICA-X) heat shield? 2015-03-03T14:59:06.003

12 What cryogenic selective surface materials have high Technology Readiness Level? 2015-05-29T09:16:57.763

11 Between a space elevator on Mars versus the Moon, which would have lower material strength requirement? 2013-09-25T12:58:48.557

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 Where could we build a space elevator today (2014)? 2013-12-27T11:47:18.503

10 Durability of solar sails. How big of a problem is high-energy proton flux? 2014-01-15T08:32:53.990

9 Does Mars contain materials that could be used to build a space colony? 2013-07-21T22:22:13.073

9 Ultra-lightweight material for structural components - aluminium foam? 2013-07-22T11:38:49.787

9 Can materials be found to make plastic on Mars? 2013-10-28T12:43:38.773

9 What exactly is the orange insulation foam used on many different launch vehicle stages? 2015-11-11T22:52:39.583

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

8 What is the outside of the Soyuz capsule covered in? 2013-12-30T16:13:01.230

8 Maintaining ideal curvature (flatness) of a solar sail 2014-01-13T11:21:08.703

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

8 Do 3D printers in space stations mean a significant cost reduction? 2016-07-27T23:57:24.727

7 What source of raw materials could be found in space for making plastics? 2013-09-06T10:35:05.760

7 Are composites used by space programs? 2013-12-09T04:39:08.710

7 Do chemical engineers play a significant role in space exploration? 2014-11-13T01:16:56.833

7 What was mylar used for on the Apollo Command Module space craft? Why is it gold after returning from space? 2014-12-23T15:39:34.317

6 Are there useful materials which can only be manufactured in microgravity? 2014-04-06T12:02:06.660

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

6 Could aluminum undergo a thermite reaction with Martian dust? 2015-05-07T00:35:44.053

6 What were the characteristics of the Apollo Skylab CSM white paint? 2015-06-05T21:11:23.127

6 What is NASA doing to improve the supersonic parachute for the third LDSD test? 2015-07-20T23:12:55.043

6 What material is the Merlin 1D made from? 2016-11-05T22:49:27.713

6 To what extent, if any, does the exterior paint color of a launch vehicle affect its propellant & vehicle thermal management? 2017-12-12T10:44:47.963

5 What are the common space application adhesives used in Earth orbiting satellites? 2015-05-06T13:09:53.777

5 Suitability of Hydrogenated Boron Nitride Nanotubes for structural and shielding elements of spacecraft 2015-10-21T21:28:32.677

5 Why is the Falcon 9 charred like this? 2016-04-12T17:02:10.287

5 How do I determine what materials will burn up during reentry? 2016-06-15T22:35:38.953

5 What type of electrical wiring provides the longest life in space? 2018-01-13T10:13:10.970

4 Is it possible to literally shoot something into space? 2013-11-07T15:33:35.773

4 Taper ratio for partial space elevator 2014-12-31T18:49:26.540

4 Do rockets have a "best before date" after assembly? 2015-10-06T12:17:56.543

4 What is the specific compression strength of an orbital tower structure? 2016-04-18T18:18:17.483

4 What properties characterize material as a good ablator? 2016-07-06T08:18:00.267

4 What is the air pressure threshold for cold welding? 2016-07-15T00:45:23.743

4 How can phenolic (resin?) handle rocket engine nozzle temperatures? 2017-06-18T02:23:05.717

4 Can mirrors be made from fabric? 2017-09-08T17:47:30.620

4 Do plasticizers evaporate in space? 2018-01-11T19:11:29.303

4 What would be the way to extract iron and aluminium in space without carbon? 2018-01-14T17:17:26.107

4 How spacecrafts are built e.g. Dragon, Orion, etc? 2018-03-03T21:10:45.490

3 Can we build a factory in zero gravity space? 2014-11-11T10:29:28.417

3 Could ice be used to create a habitat or space station? 2015-03-06T19:59:34.617

3 What payloads and launch speeds could a sling launcher get using modern materials on the Moon? 2015-04-27T23:53:16.510

3 How common is resin/epoxy sealing of space-faring equipment nowadays? 2015-12-18T11:11:09.163

3 State of the art balloon materials 2017-10-17T21:13:14.993

3 What are some common (but non-obvious) materials that are particularly unsuitable for spaceflight? 2018-02-27T10:42:37.000

2 What factors affect the thickness of EVA spacesuits? 2015-01-12T22:12:32.387

2 Why does the side of the LEM look almost black in this photo? Did that cause problems? 2016-08-27T04:56:43.447

2 What are the choice of materials for LOx pumps casing and impellers? 2018-02-08T14:34:58.183

1 Estimating vibration performance of a material 2014-12-04T17:27:56.597

1 Is lead glass helpful in protecting against space radiation? 2016-04-20T06:38:21.517

1 How are composite materials used in satellites and rovers? 2016-05-10T21:53:35.563

0 What are the risks of using cheap industrial components for commercial space appliances esp. solution platforms for them? 2017-06-10T05:26:17.397

-4 Is it possible building an Space Shuttle in reinforced concrete? 2017-10-10T22:33:26.670

-4 Did Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster actually launch to space? 2018-02-09T06:32:50.103