Energy

Widening the possibilities for electric cars to help customers, changing the environment

Lawmakers are hearing a popular song from the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) for the 2021 General Assembly session in Virginia beginning this week: they “fully support” the introduction of electric vehicles (EV), maybe not this year. “Last year, VADA was strong and vocal that “thanks to our [VADA’s] initiatives” pro-EV legislation was rejected. There are […]

Energy

Shs104.4 billion lost to UETCL’s non-evacuated power

In the financial year that ended June 2020, electricity generators received Shs104.4 billion from the government for power that was not evacuated. In a 2020 audit report, the Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL), which is a company owned by the government that buys electricity from power producers, showed that 9% of the power purchased […]

Space

In orbit, Exotrail displays miniature Hall-effect thrusters

Exotrail, a French start-up, declared on January 12 that its miniature Hall-effect thruster had exploded in orbit and fueled a NanoAvionics R2 cube to shift its semi-major axis by around 700 meters. David Henri, Exotrail’s CEO, informed SpaceNews, “It is among the smallest Hall thruster that has ever flown as well as a Hall thruster that flew just under […]

Space

With the 3DCERAM ceramic 3D printing tech, Anywaves develops new satellite antennas

The spin-out of the French Space Firm, Anywaves, has used the 3D printing facilities of 3DCERAM to build a modern ceramic antenna for the small satellites. Over an 18-month span, the space firm has designed the GNSS L1/E1 Band antenna which utilizes Zirconia material as well as has a lattice structure to produce the ‘highest radio frequency efficiency’ for […]