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economic impactMomentus Water-Plasma Space Transportation Service #SpaceAccess2019

Momentus Space's Water-Plasma Propelled In-Space Transportation Services. Vigoride Extended will be able to take 200 kilogram from low-earth orbit to lunar orbit. It could take 300 kilograms from low-earth orbit to GEO. The cost would be $100,000/kg.

3d printingAerojet Rocketdyne Makes Progress on Next Generation Engine Using 3-D Printed Parts

Aerojet Rocketdyne has successfully completed initial testing of a nearly flight-weight and production-ready configuration of its next-generation RL10C-X upper-stage rocket engine that contains major components produced with the company’s industry-leading 3-D printing technology. The successful series of tests confirmed that …

elon muskElon’s Boring Company Talks With Israel About Tunnel Projects

Bloomberg reports that Elon Musk is talking to Israel about tunnels provided by the Boring Company. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed his government was in talks with Elon Musk about tapping into Boring’s tunneling solutions to address infrastructure concerns. …

engineeringReaction Engines Tests Critical Pre-Cooler at Mach 3.3 Conditions

Reaction Engines is working towards air-breathing space planes and hypersonic airplanes. They have successfully tested their critical pre-cooler technology at the temperature conditions it would experience at 3.3 times the speed of sound. The pre-cooler quickly drops the temperature of …

energyCleaner and Safer Rocket Fuel using metal-organic Frameworks

McGill Researchers have made rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today. And still just as effective. The new fuels use simple chemical “triggers” to unlock the energy of one of …

economic impactMaintain Recycling Lies or Face Reality

Recycling was premised that there is not enough room in landfills and that a lot of plastics can and should be recycled. All the garbage produced in the U.S. for the next 1000 years could fit into a landfill 100 …

energyNuclear Uprates Help US Set Record and Advanced Uprates Will Be the Future

US nuclear power plants set a new record for annual power generation in 2018. Capacity additions from plant uprates, combined with shorter refueling maintenance cycles, enabled the country’s nuclear plants to produce 807.1 million MWh in 2018, surpassing the previous …

materialsSpaceX is Already Building the Orbital Starship

SpaceX will not build a new nosecone for the Starhopper. Elon Musk tweeted that the new nosecone is being built for the orbital Starship. Elon has previously indicated that the orbital version of the Starship would be completed in June …

energyStanford New Measurement to Ensure High Quality Quantum Dots

Stanford has a new measurement technique for quantum dots. Uncertainty about the quality of quantum dots are holding back the use of quantum dots. Above – A close-up artist’s rendering of quantum dots emitting light they’ve absorbed. (Image credit: Ella …