Solar electric propulsion is an implementation of the ion engine, now orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres Dawn asteroid probe that the use of such an engine.
"Star Trek" in many fantasy science and technology, some of which have appeared in our lives, such as now staffing a mobile phone, and the recent popularity of virtual reality head-mounted device. In this iconic sci-fi series first released 50 years after the emergence of a variety of science and technology where exactly far away from us? Although such as & ldquo; fold jump Engine & rdquo; and & ldquo; transfer instrument & rdquo; such technology until today is still far away, NASA is working on scientific and technological progress spacecraft into reality.
Jason Crusan director of NASA's advanced detection system, said NASA refer to "Star Trek" An important objective is to develop the technology, so that humans can transport goods without relying on ground space at the same time long-term survival. These techniques are now being used as an experimental platform for the International Space Station, but one day they will be used on our long journey to Mars. Currently in the space station, the astronauts have been drinking water mainly from recycled urine. Crusan said NASA hopes to further enhance the efficiency of recycling in the existing 80 per cent recovery rate.
Jason Crusan detection system executives believe that human urine contains a lot of salt. So in late June, NASA with Paragon Space Development Corporation signed a $ 5.1 million contract. Under the contract, Paragon 2018 mission will develop a comprehensive salt processing facilities. NASA officials said in a statement, and the facility is expected to be able to remove salt from the urine, the urine recycling up to 94% moisture. The technology is being developed further include the astronauts in space to make its own production tools needed 3D printing technology, and environmental pollutants can detect cabin air quality monitor. Monitor using a gas chromatography mass spectrometry device to distinguish different substances in the air, but the gigantic original equipment compressed to the size of a toaster.
In the future we send astronauts to Mars spacecraft by Orion, the above technologies will be an important component. Then we have to increase from 1 to 3 other subsistence components to provide more space. Crusan think, & ldquo; Orion change & rdquo; spacecraft are likely to have the ability of solar electric propulsion. Using this technique the engine by the rare gas ionization to obtain small but persistent propulsion.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center under the Radiation Effects and Analysis Team David Allen Batchelor said the solar-electric propulsion is an implementation of the ion engine, now orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres Dawn asteroid probe that the use of this engine. There are several episodes in "Star Trek", the particle engine is specifically out in letters. Batchelor recently re-released "Star Trek" technology has been implemented in a list. He told Space.com, NASA's Web site since 1993 released a list of several different versions. Now the list will be updated regularly.
Indeed, the emergence of several new faces this list recently. Such as laser communications and & ldquo; & rdquo ;. super telescope The former has been earth-moon transfer experiments, NASA's next-generation space communication system being simulated by supercomputers. For the latter, a number of similar telescope Kepler telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope has been able to span distance in the strange new world of discovery. In addition, there is an invention that appears on Mars (in some sense) robots.
Although Mr. and long episodes of Data bit out of curiosity rover and its brothers it is real robots. They can automate the operation according to plan, without human (in real time) to intervene.