Inha University is spurring joint research with NASA NASA NASA.
Professor at the Institute for Space Science and Technology (IST) – NASA's Langley Research Center visited the Solar Sail early this month, Said it was reviewing the progress of the joint research on the probe element technology and discussing future plans.
Next month, NASA officials will visit Inha University to discuss specific joint research directions.
The researchers, consisting of Kim Hae-hwan, Kim Ki-woo, Kim Joo-hyung and Kang Jae-young, visited Inha University with a number of research meetings with Langley researchers during the visit to discuss the core technologies needed to develop the probe. The Langley Institute attended by 10 people including Dr. Robert Bryant, Dr. Sang Choi, Robert Moses, Dr. Keith Belvin, Graupner Kimberly E., Fay and Dr. Catharine C.
In particular, they focused on technologies that enable the spread of more than 400m of film, which is the core technology of solar sail probe, which is only 1/10 of hair (less than 3um) in thickness, and the development of space materials that can withstand extreme space environments.
A solar sail probe can accelerate up to 30% of the beam with a space probe that uses the radiation pressure generated by the photons emitted by the sun. Theoretically, for three weeks, you can fly from Earth to Mars, which is called a dream probe.
Next month, Dr. Robert Moses, who is in charge of the development of the manned residential system for the lunar exploration and Mars exploration, visits Inha University in person. Kimberly, director of NASA's technology transfer department, will visit Korea early next year to discuss the Lab-to-Market (L2M) program, which will introduce NASA's technology and develop it jointly.
Inha University has agreed to conduct a graduate student exchange program with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), the Langley Institute agreement. As soon as possible, the program will run from next year. The NIA is a coalition of eight universities, including Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech, prestigious universities in the United States.
Inha University is working on the "Helios Project", an agreement reached between NASA Langley Institute in March last year and the Space Act Agreement (SAA), a private agreement that allows NASA to participate in space development research. In April of the same year, IST-NASA established the International Joint Research Center for Exploration and Space Exploration,
"The IST-NASA International Space Research Center will research and develop the core technology of the next-generation deep space probe, Solar Sail, through joint research with NASA," said Kim Ju-hyung, head of the IST-NASA Center for International Space Exploration. said.
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