Alejandro Arboleda Bayona

A grounded look into the skies: The Ground Station Project

(…) How can we predict the weather? A key part of this, and several other technologies, are ground stations! Surely it can’t be easy to design, manufacture and implement one of these, right? Well, whilst it is indeed not trivial, it is also not something that’s out of our reach! Here at PoliSpace, members of the SpaceTech group have been working on what has been labeled The Ground Station Project.

Spark of Innovation: A Brief History of Electric Propulsion

When we think of rocketry, we commonly think of the impressive images and videos of spacecrafts being launched utilizing huge earth-shaking rockets, propelled through the skies by a scorching trail of exhaust and flames. These are our traditional thermochemical rocket thrusters, and since the advent of rocketry, they have been our most reliable way to get things out of our planet.