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Producing water on the Moon: the latest news and the role of Politecnico di Milano

Living and working in deep space for months (or even years!) during long-term space missions means that crew members have less immediate access to the life-sustaining elements readily available on Earth. Since the beginning of space exploration, we were able to send cargo and supplies to give support during each mission; however, the farther humans …

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Oxygen has been created on Mars for the first time in history!

On April 20th, 2021, the world of space sciences and exploration accomplished a tremendous milestone by finally producing Oxygen on Mars. Scientists working on the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE) have witnessed the first-ever mechanised creation of Oxygen in the planet’s history. Credit goes to a small, gold box-shaped instrument called ‘MOXIE’ installed …

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ESA Space Debris

Space Debris: A Modern Era’s Crucial Problem

The advancement of technology has made mankind achieve numerous events that were initially thought to be impractical. The interplanetary Mars missions from various space organisations have placed a ray of hope for human life expansion on other planets. NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter mission is a recent example of the success of the technical improvements. The …

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Our Journey to the Red Planet: Will it be a reality soon?

The end of the last decade marks the 70th year of human endeavors for Mars travels, where USSR’s MARSNK1 being the pioneer mission. We are driven by the littleness of our home and the manifested curiosity of grasping the although-a-probabilistic fact that life exists other than Earth. Similarly, understanding a planet’s evolution, the links to …

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60 years ago: Yuri Gagarin, the first man to fly in space

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space. His 108-minute mission Vostok 1, on 12th April 1961, completed one orbit of Earth that marked a historic achievement for the then Soviet Union. Sixty years later, his achievement, which remains a source of national pride, …

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Space tourism

Ever wondered about celebrating your next Easter holidays on Mars?

We, the PoliSpace family, hope you’re enjoying your Easter holidays to the best while being safe and careful of social distancing. Now, talking of holidays and fun, I have a question for you – Have you ever fantasized about spending your Easter holidays in outer space!? If you’d say – ‘Ahh, it sounds fanciful!’ Then, …

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China accomplishes a small step towards rocket reusability

Source: China National Space Administration In the new world of the competitive space domain, the reusable launch vehicle concept is gaining more considerable momentum. After the private firm SpaceX successfully demonstrated the technology, China’s new ‘Long March-8’, a medium-lift rocket, made its maiden flight on December 22. The vehicle was launched from Wenchang launch site …

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The new beginning of “Green technology” in the space industry

The Indian national space agency (ISRO – Indian Space Research Organisation) recently announced they will utilise the latest green propulsion in its forthcoming manned space flight mission ‘Gaganyaan’ scheduled for 2021-22. ISRO chairman, Dr Sivan, acknowledged the necessity of adopting green technologies to ensure minimal environmental degradation. He also confirms all the propulsion stages may …

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Hayabusa2 sample

Hayabusa2 brings asteroid samples to Earth

A phenomenal mission by Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was initiated in 2014 with the task of attaining samples from the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, located 300 million kilometers from our planet. The spacecraft Hayabusa2 touched-down on the bound asteroid on June 27, 2018.The craft, with its four small remote rovers, spent a year and a …

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