Inventions of Space through Time

By naillij
  • Sputnik-1

    Was the first artificial satellite launched into earth’s orbit. Sputnik was made of aluminium-magnesium-titanium and connected using 36 bolts. It’s power supply with a weight of 51 in the shape of an octagonal nut with the radio transmitter in its hole. It was made of three silver-zinc batteries. They were expected to not in two weeks, but worked for 22 days. The power supply was turned on automatically at the moment of the satellite's separation from the second stage of the rocket. The USA thin
  • Lunar Buggy

    Lunar Buggy
    The Lunar Buggy is 10 feet long and 6 feet wide. It weighs about 462 pounds on earth, but because of the weight difference, it only weights about 77 pounds on the moon. 2 people can ride in the Lunar Buggy and goes about 7 miles at most and was created by the inventor Eduardo San Juan. This buggy is used on the moon by astronauts to travel around due to the fact their long strides are very tiring from there being very little gravity.
  • Canadarm

    The Candarm was created to help with missions on shuttles controlled by the shuttle’s occupants. It is modeled from the human arm with 6 “fingers”, elbow, wrist and shoulder.It is 15 meters in length and weighs 450kg. It has been on over 50 shuttle missions.
  • Hubble Space Telescope

    Hubble Space Telescope
    The Hubble Space Telescope was first created in 1929 by Edwin P. Hubble. Now that this telescope has been installed in space, pictures are clearer than ever before and can capture images from the furthest edges of this universe. In fact, this telescope was so successful that they are planning to launch a new version, called the James Webb Space telescope on June 2013.
  • ISS

    The ISS is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit where astronauts are sent from around the world to research space together in it. It is one of the world’s most complex artificial satellites by far with it’s lab, living quarters and other features.
  • Canadarm 2

    Canadarm 2
    The Canadarm2 is a bigger, more advanced version of the Canadarm being 17.6 meters in length and 1640kg on Earth and able to lift 116 000 kg. It was assembled in space on the ISS and is used to move supplies, equipment and sometimes astronauts. it shifted gears from building the ISS to supporting its maintenance and upkeep. This includes helping to capture unpiloted spacecraft and dock them to the ISS.
  • Dextre

    Dextre is a shortened name of the Special Purpose dexterous Manipulator. This robot’s structure consists of a headless torso and two extremely agile eleven foot arms. Dextre is a part of Canada’s contribution to the ISS and is used for fixing things on the ISS and unloading objects and parts. Dextre completed its first official mission on February 4th, 2011 wall the ISS’s 2 crew members were asleep that morning.