Space Products & Innovation


Handheld Bioprinter Could Be a New Tool in an Astronaut’s First Aid Kit

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer learns how to use the Bioprint First Aid device during preflight training for his November 2021 launch to the ISS to complete his Cosmic Kiss mission.ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer learns how to use the Bioprint First Aid device during preflight training for his November 2021 launch to the ISS to complete his Cosmic Kiss mission.

Astronaut safety in space is always a top priority, especially as deep-space missions become a reality and the risk of medical emergencies increases. Alongside traditional 3D printing applications, bioprinting has the potential to support astronauts for medical issues ranging from small abrasions to lifesaving organ transplants.

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Solving Space Junk Problem Could Net Federal Prize

Polar objects in orbitPolar objects in orbit

A grand prize could be in the offing for inventors who come up with new methods to prevent orbiting debris or design tools that can clean up space junk, according to recommendations from the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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2020 TSRQ3 – Space Products & Innovation

The increased use of satellite imagery and data in recent years has led to expansions in multiple fields of research. The utilization of satellites has developed beyond just tracking weather patterns. Satellites are now used to study . . .

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2019 TSRQ4 – Space Products & Innovation

We owe much to the technologies developed in the pursuit of space exploration. From handheld vacuums to GPS technology and camera phones, inventions originally engineered to use in space are increasingly being adapted to serve practical purposes in our daily lives. One of the more unlikely adaptations of space technology may be that of . . .

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2019 TSRQ2 – Space Products & Innovation

Devices with embedded technologies are capable of sensing and interacting with both active devices nearby and the environment that surrounds them. This vast network of connected devices, whether in space or on the ground, is called . . .

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2019 TSRQ1 – Space Products & Innovation

Companies and individuals are using positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), Earth observation (EO), and communication satellite technologies and data to humanity’s benefit. From commercial transportation to natural disaster relief, these products and services are changing, for the better, the way humans . . .

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2018 TSRQ1 – Space Products & Innovation

People and businesses continued to harness space technology and services in 2017, sometimes in surprising ways. New companies are using space-acquired data in new ways, aided in no small part by the ubiquity of the smartphone. Blind people can download . . .

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