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New space fuel gauge could be a game changer for future missions

Calculating how much rocket fuel a spacecraft uses in one mission is an imperfect science. Now, researchers are testing a new gauge on Intuitive Machines’ Nova C- lander which launched last week on a SpaceX Falcon 9. Data from this mission could help better predict fuel usage for future missions.

Joe Palca reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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