The technologies of tomorrow will exist because of the “basic research” of today.
Basic research is the foundation of all scientific and engineering discovery and progress. It is what leads to new inventions and concepts—many of which are revolutionary. And the great thing about basic research is the mystery of it: while basic research investigators may start off trying to prove a particular theory, many times they end up going off in an entirely new direction, or their results are ultimately employed in a dramatically different way than they initially envisioned.
OMNISSA – CAMERA FOR SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
What is Space Situational Awareness? Space SituationalAwareness (SSA) is the all-encompassing term for the study, monitoring and mitigation of the Earth’s orbital environment, typically related to satellites. Space and space assets directly affect all critical parts of day-to-day military operations including those involving command & control, communications, intelligence & surveillance, weather forecasting and geolocation. As […]Read More ›
Origami Design for Engineering Innovation
Researchers are developing origami antennas deployable in space….all thanks to basic research!Read More ›