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Inspector General: NASA Should Coordinate Physical & Cyber Security Efforts

NASA‘s inspector general has called on the space agency to establish a framework to coordinate physical and cyber efforts. The space agency’s use of information technology equipment to control physical processes makes operational technology systems vulnerable to security challenges such as malicious hacking, NASA’s IG said in a report published Wednesday. The report noted …

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NASA, University of Miami Researchers Partner to Develop Solid-State Battery for Microsatellites

Researchers from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center and the University of Miami have teamed up to protoype a solid-state battery that could be used in microsatellites. NASA said Saturday Luke Roberson, a senior principal investigator at Kennedy’s Exploration Research and Technology Directorate, collaborates with Ryan Karkkainen and Xiangyang Zhou, researchers at the University of Miami, on the battery development project …

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NASA Develops Silicon X-Ray Mirror Production Technique

William Zhang, an astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has developed a silicon-based method to manufacture lightweight X-ray optical mirrors. NASA said Tuesday that Zhang believes the use of silicon technology will help astrophysicists to create super-thin mirrors that have a large collection area and high resolution. His goal is to further develop the …

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NASA Enlists Students to Develop Glider for Weather Research, Forecasting

NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California has enlisted the help of students to develop a subscale glider to aid weather research, prediction and airborne science programs at the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde glider is based on the …

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