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Virtual Reality (VR) and its Impact on Space Exploration

NASA recently announced that they will be opening the International Space Station (ISS) for tourism and while this is exciting and lays the groundwork for space exploration and expansion in the future, this opportunity is not exactly available to all in its current state - it comes with a pretty steep price tag of $58 million ($35,000 per night). Sorry to say it, but more than likely no one reading this post will be visiting the ISS any time soon.

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This entry was posted in Electronics , sensors and aerospace on August 08, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

NASA to Open the International Space Station (ISS) to Tourists, Are You Booking a Trip?

In the years to come, the traditional cliché of tourists who “travel abroad” will likely be adopting an entirely new definition - beginning in 2020, NASA will be opening the doors of the International Space Station for private tourists, private astronauts, and commercial businesses to enjoy. Want to add visiting space, the final frontier, to your bucket list of travel destinations? You better have deep pockets.

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This entry was posted in mars , renewable energy and aerospace on July 08, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover 15 Year Mission Comes to an End

NASA recently announced it will be concluding its first ever Mars rover mission after the rover has been out of service for nearly a year. The Mars rover, Opportunity, will be forever known as the longest living robot on another planet to date. Amongst its accomplishments include, photographing Mars red plains and revealing a land previously unknown to man.

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This entry was posted in Thermoelectrics , thermoelectric technology , aerospace and industries on February 14, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

NASA InSight Mars Lander Safely Touches Down

NASA has been busy at work engineering a robot assigned with the task of journeying to the Red Planet. It is different from the Mars rovers, such as Spirit and Opportunity, as it has a totally different task at hand. This NASA robot named InSight is a lander, with a specific duty to explore what lies below the planet’s surface. It has been busy at work since it touched down in late 2018.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric technology and aerospace on January 03, 2019 by II-VI Marlow Industries

NASA Successfully Tests Mini-Nuclear Fission Reactor For Space Exploration

Thermoelectric technology has an important role in space travel and discovery, which we have laid out extensively in previous blog posts, but what about nuclear power?

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This entry was posted in Power generation , thermoelectric technology , aerospace and industries on December 06, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

What Powers Spacecrafts in Deep Space

Man’s inaugural journey into space was a miraculous triumph but human nature leaves us wanting more. We yearn for new information and deeper travels, but innovations down here on Earth are what will launch us to new heights in space.

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This entry was posted in TE materials , thermoelectric cooler and aerospace on November 29, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Aerospace & Defense Technology Using Thermoelectric Generators

Aerospace and defense technology requires high degrees of reliability and durability in hostile and ever-changing environments. Thermoelectric generators [TEGs] meet these qualifications and can also serve as a valuable cost-cutting, time-saving solution. Find out what research has been conducted recently in the field as well as applications of the TEGs in defense and aerospace fields.

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This entry was posted in aerospace and thermoelectric generator on July 19, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

Proposed “Space Force” Could Rely Heavily on Thermoelectric Technology

On June 18th, 2018 President Trump made an announcement that he is directing the Department of Defense to create a new sixth branch of the military that will be called “The Space Force.” The President also gave directives to the Department of Defense to begin modernizing the methods of tracking objects in orbit. The big announcement has great implications for increase in demand for thermoelectric technology in the space industry.

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This entry was posted in thermoelectric technology and aerospace on June 21, 2018 by II-VI Marlow Industries

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