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Arx Pax, NASA to Develop Magnetic-Based Control Device for Microsatellites

Arx Pax, NASA to Develop Magnetic-Based Control Device for Microsatellites - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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cubesatNASA has agreed to collaborate with hover engines manufacturer Arx Pax to develop a device that will work to capture, control and maneuver small satellites and other space objects from a distance through a magnetic tether.

Arx Pax said Wednesday it will use its Magnetic Field Architecture platform to develop the tool under a Space Act agreement with NASA.

NASA uses Space Act agreements to partner with organizations that build technologies the space agency deems as “not part of NASA’s core competency.”

The company“™s MFA is designed to help transmit electromagnetic energy for usage in areas such as transportation and industrial automation.

NASA and the California-based company want the device to help improve efficiencies of miniaturized satellites and plan to expand its use for future space exploration missions.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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