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Engineers last week successfully stacked and unfolded a giant 1 million SPF sunscreen that will protect NASA’s next generation space telescope as it investigates the history and working of the universe.
The tennis court-sized solar shield will protect the James Webb space telescope’s delicate infrared sensors from interference by the sun. It will be folded during launch and unfurl on command once the telescope, the most powerful space observatory ever built, reaches its orbit.
Deploying the shield will create a hot sun-facing side and cold side pointed away from our star. The observatory’s warm side will reach 185 degrees Fahrenheit, while the cold side will be a chilly -388 degrees F thanks to the sunshield’s five layers that passively radiate incoming solar energy out into space. The sun, Earth and moon will always remain on one side to prevent their infrared energy from swamping the Webb’s sensing equipment, which is designed to pick up the same wavelengths from faint and very distant sources in the universe.
Originally devised as a reconnaissance and surveillance craft for the U.S. Army’s Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle program, the 300-foot long Airlander 10 airship remained only a dream until 2012. Biuilt by Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), the Airlander 10 has been updated with new technology like a paper-thing weave of carbon fiber, mylar, and Kevlar that is supposed to protect it even from lightning strikes. Its designers also claim that the cost of operation is between 10 and 20 percent of that for a helicopter, and it only loses 10 percent of its helium per year. If a second flight this year goes as planned, HAV hopes to use the Airlander 10 as a substitute for planes on short-haul cargo flights, sports broadcasting, and even police surveillance.
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