Saturday, 9 August 2014

First-ever 3D-printed space telescopes nearing completion

Telescopes are very simple devices in theory, but getting one to work in space means a complex assembly of mechanical parts that is expensive, difficult to build, and hard to operate in the hostile environment outside the Earth’s atmosphere. To simplify things, NASA aerospace engineer Jason Budinoff is working on the first space telescope made entirely from 3D-printed parts... Continue Reading First-ever 3D-printed space telescopes nearing completion

Section: Space

Tags: 3D Printing, CubeSat, Infrared, NASA, Space telescope, Telescope

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