2017


Hearts in Space

Determining heart rate variability (HRV) during the daily life of an astronaut in orbit was the inspiration for commercial products, such as theJoysys’ ChronoCord. In... Determining heart rate variability (HRV)…

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Making True Colors Shine Through

A type of light emitting diode (LED) designed for managing astronauts’ sleep cycles on the International Space Station (ISS) is making its way to Earth. The ISS LEDs have three…

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Spiraling from a Fitter Astronaut to a Fitter Public

The fitness of NASA’s astronauts has always been a concern. Treadmills and bicycles on space stations are great cardiovascular training tools, but resistive... [caption id="attachment_4104" align="alignright"]International Space Station (ISS) residents…

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2017 – Launch Industry

In 2017, there were ## launch attempts, ## of which were successful. In 2017, there were 91 launch attempts, 85 of which were successful. Launches procured by commercial satellite operators…

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Commercial PNT System Augments GPS

Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellites have long been the standard for providing space-based PNT signals. GPS and other... Global Positioning System (GPS) positioning, navigation, and…

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Getting a Grip on Smart-Bikes

A few cities have long been proponents of bike rental programs from kiosks as ways to promote getting around a city without contributing to traffic congestion. The bikes are... A…

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2017 – Ground Stations and Equipment

Ground equipment includes the hardware on Earth needed to interact with spacecraft and to receive and make use of the signals that they transmit... Ground equipment includes the hardware on…

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Helping the Blind Explore

Some companies have decided to use a tool that has become ubiquitous, the smartphone, with the invisible support of space services to help people with certain... Some companies have decided…

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Shoe Tracking for Safety

Sometimes work happens in areas of the world where there are no cameras or other people. Pipelines, electrical lines, and data lines occasionally run through areas... Sometimes work happens in…

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