News Archive / Tagged: Arizona State University
Gallium nitride processor: Next-generation technology for space explorationTomasz NowakowskiDecember 28th, 2017
A material known as gallium nitride (GaN), poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, could also be essential for various space applications. Yuji Zhao, an expert in electrical and computer engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), plans to develop the first ever processor from gallium nitride, which could revolutionize future space exploration missions.
Psyche mission to reach metallic asteroid 4 years earlier than plannedBart LeahyMay 24th, 2017
NASA announced on May 24, 2017, that it would be launching the Discovery-class Psyche mission one year earlier, which will enable it to reach the nickel-iron asteroid Psyche four years earlier than previously planned. Thanks to spacecraft and trajectory redesigns, Psyche is now scheduled to launch in 2022 and will reach its destination in 2026.
LunaH-Map CubeSat to map the Moon’s water depositsTomasz NowakowskiFebruary 5th, 2017
Arizona State University (ASU) is developing a small satellite that will search for hydrogen in lunar craters with the ultimate goal of creating the most detailed map of the Moon’s water deposits. The spacecraft, named the Lunar Polar Hydrogen Mapper (LunaH-Map), is expected to shed new light on the depth and distribution of water ice on the Moon.