Hawthorne, Calif.-based Microcosm, Inc. has found a way to make strong, lightweight tanks for space applications that it says can handle high pressure as well as the low temperatures needed to hold cryogenic propellants. That capability could come in handy as some of the new-space entrepreneurs look to pressure-fed propulsion systems to get their payloads off the ground. While Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) tries to develop its big Falcon 9 rocket with government ...


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