Space Products and Services

Transportation, Logistics, and Manufacturing


The Future of Public Transportation

Cities in Belgium and Ireland are finding interesting ways to keep traffic moving using space technology and communications networks. In the Belgian region of Flanders, the local transportation agency is…

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The Train Network

Trains are using satellite technology—such as position, navigation, and timing (PNT) receivers and communications—to provide a train’s precise position to the people who manage European railway systems. While a train’s…

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More Focus on Space Manufacturing Market

A longer-term (20-30 years) market for manufacturing in space has attracted some interest. For the most part, attention has focused on the innovative materials that can be produced on orbit.…

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GPS Tracking with RFID

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, in combination with GPS tracking, are slowly beginning to be used more in logistics. Because RFID tags can be read at small distances, their use…

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Private Human Space Launch

NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) is designed to encourage private investment in space transportation. Currently, no privately developed rocket is capable of meeting NASA’s needs, but the agency is…

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GPS Augmentation For Accuracy

Applications of GPS technology have revolutionized air traffic control, shifting it from radar-based tools to more accurate and cost-effective systems using satellite technologies. In the United States, the airspace tracking…

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Running Factories from Afar

Satellite systems also are essential for communication between management and remote manufacturing facilities. By outsourcing part of the manufacturing process, companies can reduce labor costs but often must cope with…

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