As you already know, all around the world there’s a great talking about the presentation of the first picture of a black hole ever taken. Personally, the image is exactly what I expected. Some days ago I had a discussion with some friends of mine about the upcoming announcement and in that occasion I stated […]Read more "The shadow of the black hole"
Dear readers, as promised here’s the second part of ASPS activity update. The great news is that after F449 the Association has created what seems to be the lucky thruster who’ll make it into space! The prototype name is F432 and it has the following specs: Input power: 250W Thrust: 250 mg ( measured at less […]Read more "F432: the space is getting closer – an update about ASPS prototypes part II"
When I was a young boy, in the nineties, I used to read a scientific divulgation magazine which over the years reported various NASA announcements about a manned mission to the red planet. In that period it was scheduled, if I remember correctly, for 2005 and I was really looking toward such historical event. Then, […]Read more "Why Mars? Choose the Moon instead, it’s cheaper!"
Dear readers, it has been a while since I wrote my last post but I’ve been quite busy and there haven’t been any news about ASPS work (or better: there is an interesting one but it’s Laureti’s wish to not talk about it, at the moment). So, while we wait more interesting updates, I would […]Read more "Asgardia"
Today I ran across a short movie by Erik Wernquist called Wanderers and I liked it so much that I felt the urge to share it on this blog. I think it’s something that any space enthusiast should watch at least once. In my opinion the director has been able to pour and to blend into the […]Read more "Wanderers – A glimpse of the wonders that are awaiting us"
This is the first time I read something like this in space exploration history: according to the Italian newspaper Repubblica there is a controversy ongoing between Italian Space Agency (ASI) and ESA. Italian Agency accuses ESA to have subcontracted Schiaparelli landing system tests to Astra, a Romanian space company without the skills required for […]Read more "Discount space exploration"
Yesterday I began to write an enthusiastic post about ExoMars mission while I was following the live coverage of the event from ESA website, at least until the news that demonstration module Schiaparelli failed to communicate with Earth at the expected time. Thus I decided to wait until today before completing the post, with the […]Read more "The partial failure of ExoMars mission"