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"
Dear readers, today I would like to propose you another selection of Laureti’s comments about the rising awareness -by other scientists- that EmDrive might not work by recoiling on quantum substrates, (that is, for now , the most accepted hypothesis even if it’s basically science fiction) as they shyly start to mention the fact […]Read more "About E.M thrusters orbital tests"
Very interesting astronomical news: on August 25th the scientific magazine Nature reported that a rocky planet, with a mass similar to our Earth, has been observed orbiting around our cosmic neighbor, the ternary system of Alpha Centauri. This star system is composed of the stars Alpha Centauri a and b, very close to each other, plus a third small companion called Proxima Centauri […]Read more "Astronomers discover the nearest exoplanet"
Pluto has surprised scientists: its smooth surface reveals geological activity Just a quick post. Yesterday New Horizons probe has reached Pluto after a nine years long journey of 5 billions Kilometers, a distance so gigantic that light takes more than 4 hours to cover it. This is the first close encounter with the planet for a man-made object. […]Read more "Pluto historical encounter"
There are good chances that PNN, besides the amazing potentialities we’ve covered in previous post, can break the ultimate barrier: the speed of light. Will PNN be the key for FTL travels? Let’s discover how it might be possible.. First we must know why, with our current technology, the speed of light (from now on “c”) is far away […]Read more "Breaching the light speed barrier"