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NASA Probe Dodges Mars Moon

Posted March 15, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The mars atmosphere and volatile evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft carried out a rocket motor burn that boosted its velocity by 0.4 m/s. NASA says this is the first collision avoidance maneuver that the MAVEN spacecraft has performed near Mars to steer clear of Phobos, the planet's lumpy, crater-filled moon.


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India's Space Agency Launches 104 Satellites

Posted March 04, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

India's space agency put 104 satellites into orbit on February 15, reportedly the most in history, as it works to position itself as a destination for low-cost launches. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle carried nanosatellites from seven countries when it took off from a barrier island in southeastern India.


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PoE Controller IC Delivers Power Plus Sequencing and Protection

Posted February 26, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Power over Ethernet (PoE) seems like a great and obvious idea, but it has some complications. One integrated circuit (IC), the LTC4279, aims to help manage those complications. The LTC4279 is an efficient power-supply IC that meets complex protocol and protection requirements.


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50 Years of CES and Technological Advancement

Posted January 12, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

This year's CES, which begins on January 5, 2017, marks the 50th anniversary of the tradeshow. As a result, the event will focus on the significant contributions made to technology in the last 50 years, showcasing innovations and developments that will surprise and excite the expected 170,000 attendees.


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Lidar Gives Armor Crews Model of Surroundings

Posted December 03, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Under the U.S. DARPA's (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's) Ground X-Vehicle Technologies program, Raytheon is using a lidar to create a 3D model of an armored vehicle's external environment. The sensor's data is presented in an intuitive interface with a high-definition video rendering of the surroundings in real-time. Other sensors locate incoming fire.


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