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Deep-Space Mission to Distant Asteroid Involves Cutting-Edge Magnetic Technologies 

NASA’s deep-space mission to the Psyche asteroid involves a variety of cutting-edge magnetic technologies for precision measurement as well as electrified propulsion. The Psyche spacecraft includes many unavoidable magnetic field sources, which must be accounted for to measure the magnetic field signature of the metal-rich asteroid. It won’t be long now … hold on until 2029 when it reaches orbit at the distant target. […]

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Hall-effect Thrusters Highlight Magnetic Technologies at SpaceTech Expo-Europe 

Always a showcase for cutting-edge technology in aerospace progress, SpaceTech Expo-Europe will have an assortment of magnetics-based solutions on display when it opens in Bremen, Germany on November 14. Advancements in propulsion using Hall-effect thrusters for microsatellites, magnetometry and component designs will be among the solutions exhibited. ExoTerra, Enpulsion and Thermocoax are among the companies involved in Hall-effect thrusters. Other exhibitors involved in magnetic technologies include Bartington Instruments, Pfeiffer Vacuum, Stirling Cryogenics, plus numerous others. Magnetics Magazine is a long-time media partner of the event.

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Optically Pumped Magnetometers from QuSpin Guide Drones & Brain Imaging 

Optically pumped magnetometers have an edge over even some superconducting devices for precision magnetic field detection since they don’t need cryogenic cooling. QuSpin, a company focused on developing atomic devices, has come out with its second-generation sensor for integration into compact aerial and underwater drones. Meanwhile, Cerca Magnetics, a medtech startup is applying QuSpin’s OPM technology to open new capabilities in neurologic imaging. […]

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Cellula Tests Underwater Drone to Monitor Magnetic Signatures

Measuring the magnetic signature of a ship can be cumbersome and time-consuming, yet critical for protection of naval vessels from underwater explosives. Now a Canadian robotics company, with the help of a neighboring marine geophysical firm’s specialized magnetometer, has developed an underwater drone designed to ease the task. […]