A NASA satellite was hoisted aboard an unmanned Atlas 5 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Wednesday in preparation for launch next week on an unprecedented mission to the heart of Jupiter. The robotic probe called Juno is scheduled to spend one year cycling inside Jupiter's deadly radiation belts...
Highland Technology has released its latest industrial/aerospace VME module, the model V210 relay board. The V210 features 64 SPDT electromechanical power relays under VME register control. Features include
Twenty years after the first human traveled into space, the U.S. space agency NASA's shuttle fleet established itself with the launch of Columbia on April 12, 1981. For 30 years, in 135 missions, the U.S. Space Shuttle Program brought 356 astronauts from a total of 16 countries...
Imagine going from looking at the outside of a building, to seeing the internal workings of its electrical system simply by walking around a display case. The sophistication of 3-D holographic technology allows just that.
ITT Corporation and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. announced an agreement to combine their respective technology expertise and jointly develop an airborne solution that meets the interoperability needs of the tactical Warfighter. The new system is expected to
Numerous life-changing technologies have emerged from space. Now it’s time to promote European spinoffs to enter the 'Space Technology Hall of Fame' honouring the scientists, engineers, innovators and businesses behind these advances for our society.
Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space. ESA’s SMOS satellite shows that the region’s soil is too dry to grow crops.
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the newest addition to its industry leading Skyquest family of rugged video management system products, the Skyquest VDSU-1407 Video Distribution System Unit.
VPT Inc., a HEICO company expanded its line of point of load (POL) DC-DC power converters with the introduction of a new 20A module.
Powerstax will be displaying their growing range of standard and custom COTs power solutions for MIL and non-tactical applications at this year’s DESi exhibition. To be seen for the first time in Europe will be the TVR3001...
Narda today introduced the SEM066 high-performance SP6T electromechanical microwave switch that covers 2 to 18 GHz and is an excellent choice for defense applications that require broad operating bandwidth along with ruggedness and long-term reliability in the field.
To prevent the potential for accidents and costly repairs to aircraft being moved in hangars, Talon Air has installed a unique perimeter-warning system in two of its hangars.
LDRA won the attention of Military Embedded Systems (MES) editors with its announcement that the LDRA tool suite is now capable of testing software for Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) Compatibility.
XP Power today introduced the MTC35 and MTC50 series of commercial off the shelf (COTS) 35 W and 50 W DC-DC converters aimed at a broad range of military vehicle and avionics applications. These extremely robust and encapsulated board mounted modules accommodate a wide input range...
Advances in prosthetics have greatly reduced the debilitating effects of losing a limb for people in the developed world, but in Afghanistan, a country with one of the highest amputation rates, sustainable technology like this is rare.
Lightning strikes on military and commercial aircraft are common, and today’s structures and systems are required to withstand such events and continue operating. Lightning protection is particularly important for fly-by-wire systems that move primary flight control commands...
ON Semiconductor has introduced a series of small signal transistors that are fully qualified in accordance with the MIL-PRF-19500 and MIL-STD-750 standards for discrete semiconductors broadly used in military and aerospace equipment.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. confirmed that it has been awarded a contract from a global supplier of advanced communication and navigation solutions for an advanced signal and image processing engine. Mercury’s technology will
ESA’s pioneering Artemis satellite today marks a decade in space. The Advanced Relay and Technology Mission was a breakthrough in telecommunications satellites for Europe, packed with new technologies such as laser links and ion thrusters for proving in space.
The original VITA 42 XMC connectors were not designed to specifically address military applications as a central design goal. The demanding environment of military applications presents several design challenges due to the high levels of vibration and thermal cycling that can
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced a miniature 0402 abrupt varactor diode for VCO, phase noise, frequency control and voltage tuned filter applications. This small form factor, low profile plastic surface mount technology (SMT) package is appropriate for
Anderson Power Products (APP), introduced the SPEC Pak High Power Connector. This connector has power handling capacity from 75A to 260 A and an IP68-rated waterproof environmentally sealed shell, making it
Globalstar announced that six new second-generation Globalstar satellites were successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, using the Soyuz launch vehicle.
The UPN-7400 from EM Research is a surface-mount frequency synthesizer featuring low phase noise (-102 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz), using a 100 MHz external frequency reference, offering
Crane Aerospace & Electronics, Microwave Solutions, introduced a new, L-Band Multi-Frequency Source designed to operate in a rugged airborne environment and simultaneously meet challenging stability and noise requirements.