Tag: technology

47 Curiosity: Why did they "reinvent the wheel" instead of using pressure tires? 2013-12-21T13:16:11.627

26 What happens to defunct lunar and Mars rovers? What technological barriers prevent humanity from creating a perpetual rover? 2013-08-02T19:40:15.040

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

22 Has any CubeSat flown with an active propulsion system? 2013-08-02T15:25:28.217

22 Has any technology been demonstrated that allows a useful payload to survive at least one month on Venus' surface? 2013-08-15T16:30:31.540

20 Were decommissioned Cold War missiles repurposed for peaceful spaceflight? 2014-09-13T19:14:52.363

18 Can spacecraft be made invisible to stations on Earth? 2013-08-19T14:08:11.343

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

17 What technology could the Soviets have contributed to the Apollo program? 2013-10-20T18:08:39.343

17 Could 3D printing be used to achieve perfect grain geometry of solid and hybrid rocket motors? 2014-03-31T10:49:18.993

15 Is current state-of-the-art additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) good enough to build parts out of Moon/Mars dust? 2013-07-17T04:56:45.253

14 Technology: How would a state-of-the-art space shuttle be built? 2015-09-30T13:35:11.127

14 What are the differences in technology between OSIRIS-REx and Hayabusa missions? 2016-09-13T14:32:11.207

13 What technological barriers, if any, prevent a manned mission to Mars at this time? 2013-07-16T21:01:26.857

13 How do spacecraft measure onboard gravity? 2013-07-18T06:01:55.507

13 Realistic space battle, how it could looke like? No hollywood version or videogames like 2014-08-11T12:28:54.690

12 Is there any research going on launching into orbit with "space guns"? Why (not)? 2013-07-16T21:47:14.490

12 Why did the ESA choose SPARC for LEON? 2013-07-25T00:25:06.690

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

12 Do any systems in space use Artificial Intelligence yet? 2013-08-16T17:03:00.990

12 What is feathering? 2013-09-08T21:43:12.783

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

12 Why do ISS astronauts use lower quality microphones for official radio communication than for PR events? 2015-03-01T13:58:32.923

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

12 How do they conduct electrolysis in zero gravity? 2015-11-16T01:28:30.907

11 What are the "everyday" technologies that are a byproduct of the Apollo program? 2013-07-18T20:49:52.160

10 Can we get energy from the motion of orbiting bodies? 2013-10-15T13:50:19.270

10 Interstellar eavesdropping 2013-11-19T13:36:07.703

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

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

10 Could we deal with an asteroid threat given current technology? 2015-01-28T05:00:45.887

10 What is the preferred technology for bulk data storage on a modern space probe? 2017-12-16T05:02:29.047

9 On a Super-Earth 1.5x the volume and mass of Earth, would our rocket technology allow us to reach orbit? 2014-09-13T01:28:30.573

9 Could a swarm of probes autonomously establish orbit around an asteroid? 2015-02-14T10:35:49.620

9 Which computer monitors will work on Mars? 2016-02-13T19:42:05.013

8 What progress has there been in the design of modern spacesuits? 2013-10-30T15:21:55.697

8 What is the difference in solar panel efficiency between Solar Impulse & ISS? 2015-06-29T22:48:37.930

8 Why have space stations become less volume-efficient despite technological progression? 2016-02-07T21:47:37.820

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

8 Are there any initiatives for automated (not remotely-controlled), manned space missions? 2016-12-15T21:27:18.113

7 Why is there no POV video of the Philae lander landing? 2014-11-13T21:30:17.353

6 Adapting to Increased Gravity on Alien Planets 2014-10-17T01:34:02.730

6 Would a POV camera on Philae lander be possible if the mission was launched today? 2014-11-16T19:46:43.793

6 Spacecraft electronics heating 2015-07-14T16:58:05.133

5 How will the SRBs used by the SLS differ from those used by the Shuttle? 2014-01-18T17:20:28.290

5 Is high velocity feathered configuration reentry possible? 2015-02-11T21:09:08.323

5 Why are pressure-stabilized rockets not more common? 2015-02-25T22:41:58.937

5 How do scientists detect amino acids in space? 2015-06-13T01:34:38.170

5 Do government space agencies capitalise on selling intellectual property/patents etc 2015-10-25T07:39:48.597

5 What NIAC investigations were implemented in real spaceflight? (NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts) 2017-09-27T13:30:19.210

4 What technologies are being developed to ease the supply chain burden for space travel? 2013-07-23T18:44:24.303

4 Which are the main obstacles of launching my own home-made space object? 2014-02-05T03:41:39.310

4 Will the International Space Station's propulsion system be changed to electric propulsion? 2015-02-26T12:51:08.227

4 Project Starshot acceleration 2017-09-19T00:12:58.613

4 Could a 21 meter space telescope detect the nearest exoplanets? 2017-12-12T23:01:50.633

4 How was Enterprise held/released from the carrier 747 for the Shuttle approach and landing tests? 2018-02-25T23:21:51.797

3 Did the StarFury die on the drawing board? 2014-03-09T14:48:35.253

3 How would cryogenics work to keep a pilot alive during long term travel? 2014-11-17T21:21:57.237

3 Could air be collected by a tether system from orbit? 2015-03-19T01:03:19.400

3 What barriers are there to creating a reusable rocket sled lanchpad? 2015-12-15T01:19:16.173

3 What is the closest to a perpetual motion machine that could be made to work in space? 2016-03-19T22:51:27.967

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

3 Protecting technology from radiation on mars 2016-11-06T09:04:38.627

3 What are the benefits of using pyrotechnics on spacecraft? 2018-02-25T20:25:43.187

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

2 Why not use Halley's Comet as a probe? 2016-07-03T12:02:58.917

2 Criticism of SpaceX Mars colonization plan 2016-09-30T19:55:58.087

2 How is a space suit climate controlled? 2017-09-16T02:07:58.833

1 What are the features of microcontrollers used in space? 2016-10-27T10:06:45.423

1 How have cameras, radios, and related electronics improved since Apollo? 2018-02-18T17:25:41.737

0 Is it better to build a spaceship in total or in parts for orbital assembly? 2013-07-19T09:48:00.270

0 Is there any space objects database? 2015-08-10T10:28:56.630

0 Orbiting bolo technology viability? 2016-08-29T18:38:31.343