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The Space Technology Program Houston 6 (STP-H6) X-ray Communication (XCOM) technology demonstration will perform the first space-based demonstration of communication in the X-ray band, and it is a joint effort between the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The XC...
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The AES Modular Power Systems (AMPS) project will infuse new technology into power systems and components and prove their capabilities through exploration-based ground demonstrations. AMPS will explore technologies that enable the development of modular power units which, when combined with standard...
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The RadWorks project's overarching objective is the maturation and demonstration of affordable, enabling solutions to the radiation-related challenges presented to human exploration beyond Earth orbit. This technology is categorized as a hardware system for other applications. Since its inception in...
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The Vegetable Production System (Veggie) was developed to be a simple, easily stowed, high growth volume, low resource facility capable of producing fresh vegetables on the International Space Station (ISS) for flight crew consumption and for scientists to conduct experiments to learn how to grow fo...
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The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) project is a NASA-industry partnership with Bigelow Aerospace (BA) that developed the first human-rated expandable (also called "inflatable") space habitat for demonstration on the International Space Station (ISS). The partnership offers NASA substantia...
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NASA has embarked on a path to implement a high power, higher resolution radar system to: •Track Near Earth Objects (NEOs)- asteroids and comets -100,000 times more accurately than optical telescopes, as part of a system to defend the Earth from major impacts. •Characterize the size, shape, spin rat...
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The AES Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project will develop an understanding of the impacts of increasing communication time delays on mission operations, develop autonomy technologies to mitigate the impacts, and infuse them into Human Exploration and Operations systems. The technologies a...
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Traditionally, space communication systems have relied on dedicated point-to-point or single-hop relay links. Such links are not always available, often have long time delays, and are limited in number. A networked communication architecture is desired to support future space missions, as networked ...
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LCRD is a minimum two year flight demonstration in geosynchronous Earth orbit to advance optical communications technology toward infusion into Deep Space and Near Earth operational systems, while growing the capabilities of industry sources. LCRD will validate the essential operational elements of ...
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Mission planning for infusion in the ARRM mission with key technology developments including: - Design, develop, and test a high-power, 12.5 kW Hall Effect thruster. - Design, develop, and test a high-power (120-to-800V) processing unit (PPU) using innovative silicon carbide circuits to overcome the...
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