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Maine Aerospace History: The Astronaut Glove Challenge

Twelve years ago this month at the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida, Peter Homer of Southwest Harbor won the Astronaut Glove Centennial Challenge. To survive in the vacuum of space astronauts wear Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) suits when they have to exit their spacecraft or station. These suits...
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Small Launch Is Getting Big

The market projections are rosy. There you go. All set. Thanks for stopping by! Of course you can dive deeper. Here are a couple of high-level forecasts: Allied Market Research valued the global small satellite market at $3.25 billion in 2020, and projected it to reach $13.7 billion by...
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What Is Nanolaunch?

When we think about rockets, we tend to think of behemoths. From NASA’s Space Shuttle and Saturn V, to near-mythical figures like NASA’s Nova and Aerojet’s Sea Dragon, the Space Age used to be big. Today with SpaceX’s Starship and Blue Origin’s New Glenn reaching exciting milestones, there’s still...
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Learning the Lingo of New Space

Let’s be real, New Space is a jargon-y umbrella term for even more jargon. But never fear! We’ll explain it all – from COTS to nanolaunch. Recent years have seen a quantum leap in rocket technology. From propulsive landings, to battery-powered turbopumps, to 3-D-printed engines, space travel is becoming...
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What Is NewSpace?

You’ve probably heard the term before, but what is NewSpace? The term describes the dawn of a new era of innovation in space, fueled by a number of shifting trends. Today private companies are conducting more and more spaceflights, which used to be entirely conducted by government space agencies....
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Hello World

The New Space Race is upon us and Maine is uniquely positioned to become a leader in the launch of small satellites, helping educators and small businesses get to the orbits they want cheaper than ever before....
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