Tech Roundup: Brazilian technology to make space travel cheaper

Brazil's 'slingshot' to save fuel on space missions

You’re reading The Brazilian Report‘s weekly tech roundup, a digest of the most important news on technology and innovation in Brazil. This week’s topics: space travel, streaming, fears of technology, and flying cars.

Brazil’s ‘slingshot’ to save fuel on space missions

A spacecraft docks to a 100 km cable, anchored to an asteroid. Held secure by this space tether, the craft rotates around the celestial body, gaining energy as it does so. It eventually undocks from the tether and shoots off in a different direction. This “slingshot” mechanism would alter trajectory by many kilometers and could even be...

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