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Space Tech Expo Bremen - 2021 Nov

Alix Paultre

Board-Level Qualification Testing for Rad-Hard MOSFET Packaging

For Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) QPL qualification, high-reliability rad hard MOSFETs undergo extensive screening and quality-conformance testing to ensure that devices perform to specification in the harshest environments, sometimes for 15 years and longer. Both the US and European communities have developed specifications detailing quality conformance testing sequence.

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#SpaceWatchGL Share: Talking With Renesas About Rad-Hard Devices

Lately there has been a lot of attention paid to the heavens. Specifically, near-Earth space, between Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geosynchronous. We recently pointed out in “Money! In! Space!” that there is a business renaissance in space businesses and the related infrastructures. Startups in the space (pun intended) have been expanding old applications, creating new ones, and promising ones over the horizon, from intraorbital satellite taxis to future honeymoon lunar “cruises”.

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NASA seeks to expand their nuclear energy systems

Working in technology, it is easy to forget the importance of power. Electricity is like water, in that we are so awash in it we don’t realize its core value as a primary need. People from places where water is scarce often marvel at city sidewalks being washed down with a hose. Just like water, the scope of a project is also often determined by its availability.

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NASA Completes Psyche Satellite Design, Moves to Hardware Development

Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid of the same name, recently passed a crucial milestone that brings it closer to its August 2022 launch date. Now the mission is moving from planning and designing to high-gear manufacturing of the spacecraft hardware that will fly to its target in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Tony King-Smith of AImotive on applying self-driving car tech to space systems

Recently we announced here that AImotive, an automotive supplier of automated driving technologies, and C3S, the satellite and space technology provider, will collaborate on a prototype hardware platform for the efficient execution of artificial intelligence (AI) onboard satellites.

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