Mariner 4

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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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.

Join the PoliSpace introductory event on March 13th, 2021!

Carl Sagan, one of the most eminent astronomers, once said “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan, one of the most eminent astronomers, once said “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Almost one year ago, PoliSpace came to light. It started as a small yet ambitious idea, but soon it …

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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.

Second Webinar: From Earth to Mars, one (small) step at a time

When you buy a new car, do you buy all of the gasoline you will ever use along with it? Probably not. However, this is how space missions are designed today, where all the necessary mission propellant is loaded into the spacecraft before launch. In his seminar, Dr. Davide Conte will be talking about his …

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Watch Perseverance’s landing on Mars live with PoliSpace!

Join us on February 18, 2021, and watch in live streaming the landing of NASA’s Perseverance rover on Mars! Launched on July 30, 2020, the rover is designed to better characterize the geology of the planet and seek signs of ancient life. In the past decades, every mission towards the red planet has shown that …

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