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Carbon Nanotubes Contracts and Mars Weather Girl
Pythom team member Gad Reddy working space-grade carbon nanotubes in his lab.
Pythom team member Gad Reddy working space-grade carbon nanotubes in his lab.
Continuing the ride with our helmets off
Gad founded NoPo Nanotechnologies with a vision of making humanity a space faring species. Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes were identified as a material essential to realize the vision due to their high strength, radiation resistance and low weight.
Gad founded NoPo Nanotechnologies with a vision of making humanity a space faring species. Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes were identified as a material essential to realize the vision due to their high strength, radiation resistance and low weight.
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L-R: Megan Rein, Lockheed Martin Industrial Participation; Phil Shaw, Lockheed Martin India Chief Executive; Aronin P., Sastra Robotics; Vivek Lall, Vice-President Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Prakash Sesha, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations.
L-R: Megan Rein, Lockheed Martin Industrial Participation; Phil Shaw, Lockheed Martin India Chief Executive; Aronin P., Sastra Robotics; Vivek Lall, Vice-President Lockheed Martin Aeronautics; Prakash Sesha, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Corporate Engineering, Technology and Operations.
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NoPo technologies lab.
NoPo technologies lab.
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Lana's work will extend to Mars atmosphere with the same basic physics as on Earth but a very different environment.
Lana's work will extend to Mars atmosphere with the same basic physics as on Earth but a very different environment.
https://www.vortexsci.com/

Weight is crucial in exploration. Polar skiers cut their toothbrush down, skilled mountaineers move light and fast. 

Space travel is no different and any rocketman worth his salt constantly looks for new ways to shave off some ounces. Among the hottest tools right now for that include generative design, additive manufacturing, and new materials. 

At Pythom we work with them all and Gad Reddy, one of our earliest active members, specializes in space-grade Carbon Nanotubes. 

This month Gad's NoPo Nanotechnologies won contracts worth around USD 500k with the Indian Navy and US Lockheed Martin for Purified and Metallic Sorted HiPCO® Carbon Nanotubes to provide electromagnetic interference and lightning protection. More about Gad on Pythom team page.

The pioneer weather woman

In other team news, we welcome Lana Cohen, our cool Space weather girl.  PhD. in geophysics Lana spent 20 years collecting data and employing instruments in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Expert in field-based geophysical data acquisition and analysis, specializing in atmospheric research, she plays an important role in space-related environmental effects on Pythom's spacecraft designs.

Lana joined us during our work with FAA for the Darpa Launch Challenge. 

From ground level all the way up through the atmosphere, a rocket is significantly affected by winds and weatherThose variations must be included for launch safety and trajectory planning.

Lana provided team Pythom with detailed mean winds and variances for each altitude level. We entered the predicted values into our trajectory software and the numbers were simulated in a Monte Carlo model more than a thousand times to find a safe flight path.

In the future, Lana will feed our team up-to-the-minute weather projections during launches. Later, her work will extend to Mars atmosphere with the same basic physics but in a very different environment.

More on Lana's Vortex Science here.

Feature article on Gad Reddy and NoPo

Previous story, Pricing out Propulsion Valves

https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/who-we-are/international/india.html

https://nopo.in/


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