space technology

How Building the World’s Longest-Distance Radio Transmitters Put This Dallas RF Tech Company on a Mission to Mars

by | Feb 17, 2021
Thursday's historic landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars will be one of the most difficult technological feats in human history. If successful, the astrobiology mission will collect samples to study for potential signs of life. What most people don't know is that a Dallas company played a big role in the feat. NASA used tech from Continental Electronics Corp. to communicate with spacecraft and distant satellites. Leading up to the landing, CEC has provided radio transmitters that sent final course corrections and landing instructions.
Apogee Semiconductor picked as NASA partner. The Artemis program: NASA’s “Tipping Point” technology funding is part of the space agency’s push to land humans on the moon by 2024. [Image: Screenshot/]
To the Moon: NASA Awards North Texas Firm $2M for ‘Tipping Point’ Technology
by | Oct 7, 2019
Apogee Semiconductor's technology could help enable the space agency’s exploration of the Moon—and beyond. It's one of 14 U.S. companies picked in the fourth round of NASA's 'Tipping Point' partner program.