Saturday, 9 August 2014

NASA selects proposals for advanced energy storage technologies

Once upon a time, energy systems for space missions were simple. You used batteries for very short missions, solar panels in the inner Solar System, nuclear power generators if you were beyond Mars or needed a lot of power, and fuel cells for manned spacecraft. However, as space exploration starts looking into lunar polar craters, comets, and the icy moons of Jupiter, new energy systems will be needed. To anticipate that need, NASA has made awards to four proposals to develop advanced energy storage technology for future manned and unmanned space missions.... Continue Reading NASA selects proposals for advanced energy storage technologies

Section: Space

Tags: Batteries, Energy, Engineering, Fuel Cell, NASA, Spacecraft

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