Aerospace Laser Beacons Light Up U.S. Satellites Around the World

Aerospace scientist Steven Beck earlier this year found himself aboard a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 headed for a remote region on the Indian Ocean coast of Australia, to calibrate the infrared sensor on a satellite in geosynchronous orbit.  More »

Aerospace Prints Rocket Motors in 3-D

Aerospace’s Jerry Fuller employs rapid prototyping, a form of 3-D printing, to develop efficient fuel grains for hybrid rockets.  More »

Labs Develop New Bonding Experience

Aerospace scientists have developed a new method for treating the surface of composite materials, allowing for more effective adhesive bonding.  More »

Aerospace Scientists Work With Single Layer of Carbon Atoms

A trio of Aerospace scientists has developed highly successful methods for growing graphene, characterizing it, and applying it toward reducing the weight of space batteries.  More »

Invention Allows Shorter Rocket Engine Bursts

Aerospace senior scientist Brian Brady has received a U.S. patent on a device that allows rocket engines to provide smaller pulses of thrust and to use more kinds of fuels. The patent, No. 7,958,719 B2, is titled “Noncircular Transient Fluid Fuel Injector Control Channels.” According to Brady, rocket engines are designed to operate within a […]  More »

Aerospace Technique for Micro-machining Glass Enables Medical Advances

In the mid-1990s, when Dr. Henry Helvajian and his colleagues began experimenting with a photosensitive ceramic-glass compound, they had no idea that it would be the jumping off point for a technology that helps save the lives of patients with terminal diseases. A process developed at Aerospace for space applications found its way into medicine. […]  More »

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