The 2003 Columbia re-entry accident was caused by a piece of liberated external tank foam that struck and damaged the left leading edge during powered ascent. Computational and experimental electromagnetics were ultimately applied to foster the development of a new NASA Ascent Debris Radar (NDR) for the remaining 22 Shuttle missions. In the process, countless static and dynamic radar signature and EMI/EMC calculations and tests were completed to assure this safety-critical radar system was ready for the return to flight (RTF) missions.
Engineers from NASA and the ESA are beginning testing of electromagnetic interference for Orion, the next spacecraft poised to carry humans into space.
Engineers from NASA have developed a new type of sounding rocket technology with the potential to allow for enhanced capabilities.
Scientists from NASA will launch inflatable deceleration technology into space which could one day help humans visit Mars.
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has gone through its final thermal vacuum test, bringing it one step closer to its launch in 2021.
After the tragic 2003 Columbia re-entry accident, computational and experimental electromagnetics were ultimately applied to foster the development of a new NASA Ascent Debris Radar (NDR) for the remaining 22 Shuttle missions.
Both halves of the James Webb Telescope have successfully communicated for the first time.
NASA researchers have devised a new type of technology for removing excessive heat from small electronics and spaceflight gear.
Scientists at NASA are working on a way to transition from radio communications to laser communications.
NASA's Near Earth Network is expanding, with a new antenna becoming operational in Alaska.