• Question: What technology do Engineers use?

    Asked by H.A.KHAN to Betty, Isaac, Kieran, Silvia, Will on 18 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by fatboylugsisalimunirsskik.
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      Silvia Pardo answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      All kinds, engineering is all about technology! In space engineering mostly electronics, because everything in the satellites is made of electronic components: digital microprocessors, analogue circuits like radio transmitters, embedded systems… Another critical piece of technology is propulsion: rocket engines are the most common but there are other technologies like electrothermal thrusters that generate speed using the electromagnetic force instead of combustion.