e-Power

Deep-Space Mission to Distant Asteroid Involves Cutting-Edge Magnetic Technologies 

NASA’s deep-space mission to the Psyche asteroid involves a variety of cutting-edge magnetic technologies for precision measurement as well as electrified propulsion. The Psyche spacecraft includes many unavoidable magnetic field sources, which must be accounted for to measure the magnetic field signature of the metal-rich asteroid. It won’t be long now … hold on until 2029 when it reaches orbit at the distant target.  […]

e-Power

Military Drone Deploys Hefty Payload at NATO Exercise 

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics recently demonstrated the capabilities of their electric-power heavy-lift drone during a large NATO exercise in Portugal to integrate the latest maritime technologies across allied forces. Powered by multiple permanent-magnet electric-motor propulsion systems, the T-600 uncrewed air system (UAS) is a demonstrator aircraft that is capable of vertical take-off and landing, can carry a payload of 200kg and can travel at up to 140km/h.  […]

Electromagnetics

SmallSat Thrusters Highlight e-Propulsion Technology at SpaceTech Expo-Europe 

Always a showcase for cutting-edge technology in aerospace progress, SpaceTech Expo-Europe will have an assortment of e-propulsion solutions on display when it opens in Bremen, Germany on November 14. Advancements in propulsion using Hall-effect thrusters for microsatellites, along with space-grade instrumentation, cryogenic, superconductivity and vacuum technology will be among the solutions exhibited. ExoTerra, Enpulsion and Thermocoax are among the companies involved in Hall-effect thrusters. Other exhibitors highlighted in this report are Bartington Instruments, Stirling Cryogenics and Pfeiffer Vacuum. Webcom Communications, the publisher of New Power Technology, is a long-time media partner of the event. […]

e-Power

Lilium Raises $292 Million for Breakthrough eVTOL Jet Powered by Innovative Electric Motors 

Lilium NV, developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet, announced that it has successfully arranged a capital raise for a total amount of $192 million, bringing its total raise for the year to nearly $300 million. Innovative electric motors power the craft, and Swedish bearing manufacturer SKF is one of the German aircraft company’s key suppliers.  […]

News

Magnetoelastic Torque Sensors from MagCanica Provide Secret Sauce for Race Cars & Aircraft 

Magnetoelastic sensor systems from magnetomechanical specialist MagCanica are bringing improved performance to intense rotating machinery including high-profile race cars as well as military aircraft. The company’s torque sensors are designed to provide laboratory-grade accuracy while being able to operate at extremely elevated rotational speeds of 140,000 rpm and higher.  […]