Tag: spacecraft

57 How did people know how to build the first space ship? 2017-08-09T18:33:47.233

57 Can I drive Elon Musk's Tesla after it's been in space for 100 Years? 2018-01-09T11:23:13.843

45 Why are spacecraft data systems obsolete at launch? 2013-07-17T13:49:00.843

37 Why are there no spacecraft rotating for artificial gravity? 2013-08-16T19:37:49.473

37 Why was Venus rather than Mars targeted for the first interplanetary landings? 2016-04-04T15:48:01.237

35 Why haven't more spacecraft/satellites been hit by debris? 2014-06-25T14:10:50.120

34 Why does the ascent stage of Apollo 11's lunar module look like it's made of paper? 2014-11-13T01:18:26.940

33 Is the software running on any existing or decommissioned space probes available for download? 2013-08-05T01:13:47.973

32 Why wasn't the Mars Climate Orbiter's fatal error caught prior to launch? 2017-02-20T16:21:21.497

31 Why is there a large wooden ball on Mariner 3's magnetometer? 2017-02-12T17:29:23.133

29 Why were early Soviet spacecraft spherical? 2015-07-28T20:47:17.257

25 What is the total mass sent into orbit over all history? 2013-07-16T22:31:34.530

24 Why are spaceship capsules frustum shaped? 2014-12-08T14:26:45.567

23 Why does data transfer rate decrease with distance 2015-01-12T01:46:03.087

23 What is the fastest speed ever reached in space travel as measured from the point in space from which it was launched to its current/final position? 2015-07-24T00:34:30.003

22 Can you really use Arduino for a small spacecraft? 2016-02-05T07:27:07.273

22 Puzzler - which spacecraft(s) incorporated real wooden structural elements? 2016-10-30T18:11:36.280

19 Why did Soyuz TMA-18M take two days to reach the ISS? 2015-09-02T11:56:36.593

19 When will we send floating probes to Venus? 2018-01-25T13:36:31.853

18 Do spacecraft have similar structural integrity requirements as submarines? 2013-08-29T17:11:12.393

18 How did astronauts traverse from module to module in the Apollo craft? 2014-12-08T06:31:08.943

18 Do glass window in space station/space shuttle/other space craft have practical usage? 2016-11-01T06:04:22.577

18 Can we set up an orbiting transporter between Earth and the Moon? 2018-01-23T18:41:35.393

16 Do we send the battle tested prototype or the freshly made copy out there? 2014-11-13T15:20:25.543

16 Why does NASA's Juno spacecraft only have a one year primary mission? 2015-03-09T21:47:05.147

16 Do we have any idea when Tiangong-1 will deorbit? 2016-05-10T21:08:19.880

16 Does anybody work on a "spacecraft linux"? 2017-06-07T17:28:12.813

16 Cost-effective Space Shuttle: was it feasible? 2018-01-01T15:53:23.587

15 Why is it not possible to deorbit in a shallow glidepath? 2014-02-20T15:34:52.920

15 What factors determine whether a spacecraft/probe/satellite uses gyroscopes or propellant thrusters to rotate? 2014-03-24T14:50:43.470

15 What is the purpose of Hubble's aft vents? 2014-05-21T08:10:26.143

15 Will Juno record its deorbit? 2016-06-14T20:14:40.913

15 What is this on the craft from the Apollo 17 mission? 2016-08-02T07:00:20.400

14 Can we see the Russian Progress 59 spacecraft burn up on reentry? 2015-05-06T10:31:05.183

14 Is DRAKON Still in use Today? 2015-07-28T21:50:32.487

14 How can Cassini be a source of potential biological contamination? 2017-04-13T10:36:18.870

13 What is the most distant planet from the Earth that a spacecraft has visited to date? 2013-10-03T05:23:20.683

13 What is the farthest a spacecraft has traveled away from earth? 2013-12-03T08:31:29.443

13 Can magnets be used to launch spacecraft? 2014-01-25T04:30:43.313

13 Why aren't there any space tugs in use? 2014-12-12T19:43:32.173

13 Reason for different "cone angles" of different space capsules? 2015-09-12T09:05:43.513

13 What is the closest flyby to date? 2015-10-28T09:22:52.937

13 Gliding into the atmosphere 2015-11-09T18:13:53.337

13 Multiple aerobraking 2016-02-11T10:50:57.050

13 Is the overall mortality rate for being in a spacecraft in space or bound for space about 4%? 2016-04-25T06:12:07.233

13 How many people have returned to Earth in a different type of vehicle than the one that launched them into space? 2016-11-03T19:56:49.607

13 Apollo era remote control of vehicle 2017-06-29T08:58:29.207

13 How important is plume impingement in rendezvous operations? 2017-11-22T10:30:56.363

13 Can we destroy an asteroid by spinning it? 2018-01-29T15:55:00.533

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

12 Are there any plans to establish depots in space? 2013-11-05T04:30:46.980

12 How is gyroless operation possible? 2013-11-06T03:01:33.810

12 Does NASA have spacecraft that are specifically made for orbiting around the Sun? 2014-04-24T23:19:37.873

12 Has there been any collision between two active spacecrafts? 2015-04-07T10:56:26.940

11 Why is Dragon the only spacecraft that is currently in use to not need a fairing for launch? 2015-08-10T12:44:06.107

11 Spacecraft Maneuvers as Intellectual Property? Wow! 2016-05-11T03:16:45.107

11 What are quaternions and how are they used to represent spacecraft dynamics? 2016-12-11T12:23:39.910

11 Apollo 17; what is a barber pole, and what did "it is gray" mean? 2017-12-23T17:24:47.243

10 Can the rovers on Mars see the comet flyby? 2013-09-27T07:19:32.387

10 Have any spacecraft been launched or proposed to make a survivable close encounter with the Sun? 2014-04-27T16:03:28.933

10 Could Von Neumann probes be forbidden by technological limitations? 2014-11-02T19:31:14.337

10 Why is Gaia so much dimmer than we thought? 2014-11-27T12:53:10.813

10 Can a crew access room (white room) be contaminated by rocket propellant residues during launch? 2015-05-29T01:34:42.577

9 How was the Giotto spacecraft reactivated from hibernation mode? 2014-02-07T06:20:27.247

9 Pitch and yaw axes of rocket systems such as Apollo 2014-07-19T04:06:47.767

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

9 Are there any drawbacks or potential dangers on using touch-sensitive instrument panels on spacecraft? 2014-12-12T11:25:23.453

9 Why does DSCOVR appear to be missing solar cells? 2015-02-09T00:50:17.600

9 Why is 28 V a common nominal spacecraft bus voltage? 2015-04-10T16:01:59.783

9 Why haven't telescopes been sent to other planets? 2016-07-05T15:48:25.767

9 Why was Kepler's orbit chosen to continue to drift away from Earth? 2016-10-10T13:23:17.660

9 Can we talk to Pioneer 6? 2017-02-28T07:00:56.643

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

9 What's the record for the longest time a deep space craft has functioned without a reboot? 2017-12-15T04:13:22.640

9 Are spacecraft single-use? 2018-03-02T13:43:44.593

8 How is spin stability used in spacecraft? 2013-07-31T10:45:09.250

8 Is there any type of mechanical bearing that can be used in the full vacuum of space? 2013-09-26T14:46:14.350

8 Technology for unmanned spacecraft to exoplanets 2015-01-06T23:50:37.413

8 Why have no reusable launch technologies been developed? 2015-01-18T06:09:40.740

8 Why space probes are so different from each other? 2015-08-12T12:40:35.207

8 What is the optimum shape for a spacecraft? 2016-01-13T10:43:22.930

8 Largest inhabitable volume in space 2016-07-02T18:30:29.107

8 Are there any CubeSats that have been launched into Geostationary (GEO/GSO) or Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO)? 2017-08-17T14:35:30.800

7 What is "forward rotation" of a spacecraft? 2013-12-01T04:40:15.933

7 When approaching target planets/moons, how frequently do spacecrafts take photographs? 2014-04-24T23:17:24.287

7 Has any spacecraft landed on Earth with propulsion only? Or else, from what highest altitude? 2014-09-01T16:34:17.340

7 Low Thrust Interplanetary Transfers 2015-01-04T05:25:17.830

7 Would a rotating spacecraft disorient those looking out of it? 2015-02-01T01:14:24.820

7 Space travel in convoy, what are the pro's and con's? 2015-06-06T07:54:59.973

7 Autonomous Navigation for deep space missions 2015-08-20T20:31:57.367

7 How feasible is the Moonspike mission? 2015-10-02T19:10:03.900

7 What is the hardest part of making spacecraft (mostly) reusable? 2015-11-13T09:23:45.910

7 When is a phased array antenna not a phased array? 2015-12-04T19:46:54.803

7 Are the Earth's 10 Lagrange points stable and large enough to park multiple satelites/space vessels 2016-02-05T22:49:00.610

7 When astronauts travel to the ISS, how do they not get bored? 2016-09-11T21:39:47.687

7 What does the abbreviation "MS" for the current Soyuz version name mean? 2016-10-03T15:38:58.590

7 Why is OA-7 launching atop an Atlas V? 2017-03-09T20:59:47.193

7 What happens to the last stage of rockets? 2017-04-14T12:53:55.917

6 How many successful Soyuz launches have there been? 2013-09-24T16:38:31.290