Tag: power

48 Why wasn't an RTG used on the Juno spacecraft? 2016-07-06T16:56:22.370

25 How much power would a spacecraft's magnetic shield require? 2014-02-21T03:40:36.870

23 Are there any safe-to-launch alternatives to RTG's for outer solar system exploration? 2013-07-16T21:19:38.103

23 How long will communication with the Voyager probes continue? 2013-07-19T21:48:47.257

16 What powers New Horizons? 2015-07-14T07:00:49.717

16 Potential high temperature power sources for a Venus lander 2017-03-21T21:21:18.067

15 Why are RTGs different colors? 2016-09-07T15:03:41.733

14 How does the launch risk posed by plutonium compare to the launch risk posed by propellants? 2013-07-16T21:23:25.587

14 How much RF transmit power does DSN need to send commands to Voyager? 2015-07-09T21:05:39.263

14 WHY did Rosetta have to go into hibernation for 2.5 years? 2016-05-22T13:58:24.290

12 Is there an alternative to nuclear reactors for high-power spacecraft? 2013-07-31T20:03:21.653

12 What is the typical power redundancy built into a spacecraft? 2013-10-11T20:40:41.197

12 What is the power requirement of a spacesuit? 2013-10-29T19:50:54.220

12 Could Jupiter's tidal forces be used to generate energy? 2013-10-29T23:10:52.863

12 Can the Van Allen radiation belts serve any useful functions for space flight? 2014-02-08T18:13:22.077

12 Are the power systems on the US and Russian segments of the ISS similar/compatible? 2014-02-28T02:58:00.537

11 How powerful are reaction control wheels? 2015-08-13T06:44:50.933

11 Are cubesats deployed with fully discharged batteries? Even those on Sherpa? 2016-06-13T01:28:39.637

11 Can cosmic background be harvested for energy? 2017-02-23T19:00:30.137

10 How do space missions preserve their batteries for so long? 2013-07-20T21:08:17.177

9 What power source options provide reliable and sustainable power generation for a Martian Colony 2013-07-17T20:12:20.603

9 Could electricity propel Curiosity on Venus? 2013-12-04T16:41:20.153

9 Does the ISS need more heating or more cooling? 2014-02-14T11:55:42.280

9 Can the reaction wheels also be used to store energy? 2014-06-12T17:00:45.087

9 Apollo AC and DC equipment 2017-06-25T07:14:37.027

8 How could a fast powerful rover on Mars be powered electrically? 2015-10-04T12:49:54.890

8 Alternator/generator on launcher engines? 2016-01-03T06:30:22.793

8 What kinds of nuclear reactors are suitable for operations in space? (Beyond thermionic and RTG) 2016-12-13T13:15:36.730

7 Solar cells in series 2016-06-13T15:19:50.667

7 Do geosynchronous satellite launches require a tight launch window? 2016-07-18T14:48:39.477

7 How much power would an Alpha Centauri probe require for communication? 2016-08-02T19:41:23.273

7 How does a solar eclipse affect satellites? 2017-08-17T17:54:08.987

6 Would it be practical to use the electrical charge of the Lunar surface as an energy source? 2013-09-02T13:43:41.467

6 Can electricity be generated from solar storms 2014-05-28T16:47:22.960

6 Will the CST-100 recharge its batteries? 2014-12-06T18:07:54.027

5 What is the proper way to charge Lithium Ion batteries? 2013-09-05T22:36:36.553

5 Do exercise machines on the ISS generate electric energy? 2014-02-13T23:21:33.610

5 Total Mass of the ISS Solar Array 2015-06-20T18:47:39.350

5 Why aren't solar collectors in space solar power concepts placed closer to the sun? 2015-09-03T05:19:53.257

5 What is the distribution of ∆V amongst different stages of rocket flight? 2017-12-13T08:07:57.523

4 How much power does the Voyager radio dish draw? 2015-07-18T03:06:46.843

4 Is utilizing the high temperature for chemical reactions on Venus a feasible way of generating electricity? 2015-08-27T18:56:26.033

4 Can Red Dragon generate electrical power after a Mars landing, or will it rely only on battery power? 2016-04-29T04:18:19.180

4 Tritium as energy source for probes? 2017-01-31T17:27:52.690

4 How to transport gigawatt-level power across a 100km distance? 2017-02-28T18:35:24.593

4 What is the maximum speed an ion engine can propel a spacecraft at? 2017-06-30T00:22:34.997

4 How does SpaceX Falcon Heavy Starman live feed transmitter work? 2018-02-07T22:35:19.927

3 Could a solar thermopile be enough to power a small satellite? 2014-04-27T00:01:17.927

3 Could Earth's electric grid be used to power rocket launches via cable? 2014-10-31T11:39:17.963

3 Is it feasible for a future Rosetta type mission to use wireless transfer of power to Philae? 2014-11-15T11:13:31.273

3 What are low-mass ways of supplying power for a 4.5kW ion thruster? 2015-03-16T12:50:57.737

3 Is the waste heat (sink) system dependent on whether the energy source is nuclear or solar? 2015-05-10T18:24:44.643

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

3 Temperature of photovoltaic cells vs efficiency - is it ever actively controlled? 2016-07-21T06:11:53.797

3 Power requirements for solar electric interplanetary vehicle 2016-08-22T03:09:37.210

2 Could chemical energy quicken ion propulsion? 2015-11-04T00:59:43.510

2 What are the challenges in building a supercritical CO2 gas turbine power plant for a Mars habitat of 6 astronauts? 2015-11-28T07:11:22.043

2 Would it be possible to power a Venus lander using a temperature differential? 2016-07-12T17:27:16.737

2 How can satellites serve a large number of devices on earth? 2017-06-20T11:02:05.647

1 How is New Horizons powered? 2015-07-14T10:25:32.283

1 Is there an upper limit for thrust generation by ion propulsion? 2016-02-29T16:41:02.090

1 Has the choice of photovoltaic junction types for newer spacecraft converged on one, optimal solution? 2016-07-21T05:49:18.623

1 What is the relation between the rocket equation and work, energy and power? 2017-02-07T17:31:39.553

0 Why do satellites never run out of power? 2016-01-02T13:28:43.810

0 heat recovery thermodynamics in space 2017-07-12T18:17:59.910

-1 'Space Transit Habitat' source(s) of energy 2017-09-03T21:26:59.643

-5 Send a wind turbine to space 2014-02-25T15:47:37.907

-8 Generator in space 2015-01-07T17:41:57.553