Spin-off from the space industry|
By using technology already developed by the space industry, companies can save much time and money. There are also many products that we probably never would have had without the space industry. Such products, which are by-products of the space industry, we call spin-off products.
Examples of this are the electric drill, invisible braces and a number of medical aids. There’s an ocean of larger or smaller spin-off products, so many that it is almost impossible to give a complete overview. Through the articles below, we will even though try to give some idea of how the space industry affects medical science, your car and your everyday life in general.
|Some of the spin-off products are fortunate coincidental byproducts of the space industry, but there is also more conscious work being done about the need for a transfer of technology from space travel to other parts of society. Both ESA and NASA have their own departments working on this.|
|Spin-off in medical science|
|There are many spin-off products in medical science. Below we will see more examples of this. Among other things we are going to see that the quest for newborn stars has given a more efficient way of measuring your body temperature.|
|Spin-off of everyday articles|
|Daily we are surrounded by a lot of technology which is based on and/or has its origin in the space industry. The two perhaps most obvious examples are the GPS navigation system and satellite TV, but in addition to these there are a lot more familiar and beloved products where it is not so obvious that the space industry is involved.|
|Spin-off in car technology|
|In new cars more advanced technology is continually being included. This technology is in many cases a byproduct of the space industry. Thanks to the space industry we have carbon brakes, navigation systems and a lot of other things. Here we look at some such examples.|