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NASA selects Global Aerospace & Northrop Grumman for Titan Atmospheric Rover

“Titan is a cold, harsh environment that poses many technical challenges for any lighter-than-air exploration platform, but TWA has the potential to overcome these challenges with simple yet innovative engineering approaches to pressure management, lift generation, and maneuverability,” said Dr. Benjamin Goldman, principal investigator of the Phase I SBIR effort.    

Global Aerospace Corporation Nasa Titan Atmospheric Rover

Titan Winged Aerobot

IRWINDALE, CA, July 6, 2016 – Global Aerospace Corporation announced today that, in collaboration with Northrop Grumman, it will be developing a new exploration vehicle for Saturn’s moon, Titan. Under a 2016 Phase I NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, the team will develop the Titan Winged Aerobot (TWA) concept and produce a proof-of-concept prototype for Earth-based testing. TWA, inspired […]

A new technology for monitoring global disasters

From the article: At the annual meeting of the Global Disaster Information Network in Rome, Italymlast week, Global Aerospace Corporation introduced a new type of satellite that could provide communications and remote sensing data for disasters in remote areas of the world with no technological infrastructure. Read the full article here:  MORE ABOUT STRATOSAIL Read more about StratoSail here

Sailing The Planets: Exploring Mars With Guided Balloons

From the article: Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have, by now, spent almost two years on the surface of Mars. They traveled several miles each, frequently stopping and analyzing scientific targets with their cameras, spectrometers and other instruments to uncover evidence of liquid water on Mars in the past. Their mission is a smashing success for NASA. Read the full article here:  […]

DARE for Planetary Exploration

From the article: Balloons outfitted with innovative steering devices and robot probes could be the future of planetary exploration. Dr. Alexey Pankine, a fellow at the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC), presented an analysis of balloon applications for planetary science at the World Space Congress in Houston, Texas last month. His study, entitled Directed Aerial Robot Explorers or DARE, is funded by NIAC. […]

Sophisticated balloon technology could help steer hypersonic spacecraft

From the article: Getting spacecraft traveling at hypersonic speeds to slow down and land or achieve a particular orbit on a dime is no easy feat. But researchers are developing a tool that will let engineers model and ultimately build advanced flight control systems that meld balloon and parachute technologies known as a ballute (BALLoon-parachUTE). Basically a ballute is […]

Cyclical visits to Mars via astronaut hotels

From the article: We all now what hotels and motels are, but did you ever think of spending some time in an Astrotel? For the generations to come, it will still be a rather breathtaking experience to travel to such a spaceport, and probably the number of people who will stay there on their way to Mars will be limited. But, according to GAC, Global Aerospace Corporation, Astrotels may very well become frequently used […]

Sailing the planets: Exploring Mars with guided balloons

From the article: Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have, by now, spent almost two years on the surface of Mars. They traveled several miles each, frequently stopping and analyzing scientific targets with their cameras, spectrometers and other instruments to uncover evidence of liquid water on Mars in the past. Their mission is a smashing success for NASA. But what if NASA had a platform […]

Robotic Balloon Probe Could Pierce Venus’s Deadly Clouds

From the article: NASA contractor Global Aerospace recently developed a hybrid satellite-balloon. The contraption, dubbed the StratoSail, was originally conceived as a way to control the paths of weather balloons floating at the edge of space. Yet this match made in the heavens might be headed for a very real hell: the nightmarish atmosphere of Venus. Global Aerospace’s Dr. Alexey Pankine […]