Nicola Boscolo

Poli CubeSat

Designing a CubeSat has always been one of the main focus of the association. After creating a team of BSc PoliMi students, the project of the PoliS pace CubeSat started getting shape.

Thanks to a partnership with Sidereus Space Dynamics, the PoliSpace Cubesat will actually take flight towards real space in the early months of 2023.

ICE CREAM Mission

To increase our understanding of the chemical makeup of ice deposits on Mars and further humanityhumanity’s goal of being a multi planet species, AIAA American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has launched a competition to design a cost effective sample return mission to retrieve Mars ice core sample s and ‘I Gelatai’ answered the call with a project with an original design: Ice CREAM Ice Collection and Retrieval Expedition Aimed at Mars mission.

AIAA mars project

PoliSpace’s team for AIAA mars project has been built

As you may have noticed on our social pages, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is seeking for innovative Mars Sample Return mission projects designed by Bachelors. As PoliSpace is the right framework for developing this kind of challenge, we decided to form a crew of 10 people to reach Mars. Our Human …

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Rocket Lab partially recovered Electron for the first time

Rocket Lab successfully recovered the first stage of its space vector, Electron, during the mission “Return to Sender”.The rocket lifted off last Friday morning (3 a.m. CET) from New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula base and managed to deploy 30 satellites in a circular orbit about 500 km above Earth. After pushing the second stage out of …

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Stratolaunch starts manufacturing Talon, a hypersonic plane for Mach 6 flights

Stratolaunch LLC is an American aerospace company, which started almost a decade ago in 2011, providing high-speed flight test services. Stratolaunch has started construction on a prototype hypersonic vehicle designed to launch from the world’s biggest airplane. Stratolaunch’s Talon-A will be 28 feet (8.5 meters) long with a mass of 6,000 lbs. (2,700 kilograms) and …

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The selection for the AIAA Mars sample return mission has began

As you all know AIAA – Mars sample return mission project is the first-ever project to be supervised by our PoliSpace organization. It started from hiring the right Projects managers for the team and picking up 7 potential candidates out of 75 applications, to providing technical support when needed. We have highly motivated team members …

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Arianespace’s Vega failed for the second time in eight years

Vega is a 30 m-high, four-stage launch vehicle operating out of Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. It is designed to lift between 300 kg and 1.5 tonnes of payload depending on the orbit and altitude. Two and a half months after Vega’s successful return to flight, the Vega launch vehicle lifted off as scheduled on …

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SpaceX’s Crew-1 carried other humans to the International Space Station

After the successful launch of Demo 2 in May, SpaceX managed to fly a new manned spacecraft for the second time. The Crew Dragon capsule, named Resilience, was brought outside the atmosphere by a Falcon 9 rocket on Monday 16th at almost 1 a.m. (CET).  After a nominal stage separation, the spacecraft continued its voyage …

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