Dear readers, as promised here’s the second part of ASPS activity update. The great news is that after F449 the Association has created what seems to be the lucky thruster who’ll make it into space! The prototype name is F432 and it has the following specs: Input power: 250W Thrust: 250 mg ( measured at less […]Read more "F432: the space is getting closer – an update about ASPS prototypes part II"
Dear readers, today I’ve got interesting news about ASPS work. First of all, the Association has found external collaborators with whom it has worked on its latest official prototype, F242, to make it more suitable for testing in vacuum chambers and, of course, for space flight. Substantially, modifications have been made to make the thruster […]Read more "An update about ASPS prototypes part I – F449"
Today I stumbled upon this Chinese article that describes a space race scenario similar to that of the Cold War. I’d like to share the article with you and to highlight some interesting passages. I apologize in advance for their translation because I can’t speak Chinese, so they’re the direct outcome of Google Translator. I decided to […]Read more "The race for space supremacy"
Dear readers, Here is an update about F242 written by Laureti in the latest issue of ASPS official periodical Nova Astronautica: The PNN prototype F242 is operative again. I’ve tested it several times in late 2016 and that’s why there is a consistently delay in the publication of Nova Astronautica issue n.150. Practically I’ve had to […]Read more "F242 is operative again"
Dear readers, it has been a while since my last post because I’ve been a bit busy lately but today I would like to resume the blog activity with a rapid update directly from ASPS. Unfortunately there have been some technical problems with F242 thruster or, to be more specific, in the connection with the ballistic pendulum. On […]Read more "Unexpected malfunction"
F242 on ballistic pendulum. The rigid pole passes through the prototype so it can be moved vertically. Dear readers, F242 thrust has been improved up to 2.56 grams! I would like to share with you the details of this achievement through a direct translation from the original article on ASPS website written by Laureti: As I […]Read more "F242 is now at 2.56 grams of thrust"