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Electric motors in passenger aircrafts
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Electric motors in passenger aircrafts

In passenger aircraft, numerous small electric motors are taking over tasks that used to be performed mechanically or hydraulically. This is a rapidly growing trend.
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The docking system for safe space rendezvous

The European Space Agency (ESA) is working on a new system to enable easy docking between two spacecraft.
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Maxon Inside

“The differences are huge”

Hydraulic systems are increasingly being replaced by electric systems in aerospace. Aerospace project manager Robin Phillips knows why – and provides an outlook into the future.
5 Trends in aviation
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5 Trends in aviation

Learn more about some thrilling projects that researchers and engineers are working on.
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NASA’s InSight lander starts digging on Mars

The Mole is about to start its work on the Red Planet and go deeper than ever before.
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Free-flying camera robot supports astronauts on the ISS

Meet a new colleague for the crew of the International Space Station (ISS): an autonomous camera drone.
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First Mars helicopter will fly with Swiss DC motors

In 2020, the US space agency NASA will send a new rover to the Red Planet. Included: a small helicopter, which will take the first aerial photos of Mars.
A duo on its way to Mars
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A duo on its way to Mars

Two space agencies each plan to send a rover to Mars in 2020. We show the differences between the high-tech vehicles.
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The rover that cannot be stopped

NASA's Opportunity rover has been working on Mars since January 2004. It was intended to last 90 days.
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NASA is about to uncover the secret of rocky planets

To learn about Earth’s past, NASA scientists are turning their gaze to Mars. They send the InSight lander to take the Red Planet’s pulse and temperature.
Expert Blog
Expert Blog

Ready for take off!

Electrical engineer Felix Herger on DC motors in aircrafts.
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Once again, NASA relies on maxon drives

Swiss manufacturer maxon motor supplies several drives specifically developed for the MARS 2020 rover.
Journey to the sun
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Journey to the sun

Our knowledge about the Sun is still very limited. But this is about to change.
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48 DC motors
from maxon are installed in the environmental control system of a Boeing 787.
Young Engineers Program
Young Engineers Program

Engineers revolutionize the helicopter landing system

Helicopters hit their limits when faced with steep or uneven terrain. A group of engineering students aims to make this a thing of the past.
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