Tag: Space technology

Ingenious rover designed to massively extract water on the Moon
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Ingenious rover designed to massively extract water on the Moon

Masten has partnered with Honeybee Robotics and Lunar Outpost to design a new rocket mining system that can rapidly extract frozen volatiles from the Moon. This method alters the lunar soil with a series of rocket columns that soften the ice regolith by exposing it to direct convective heating. With the goal of unlocking courage in space to ultimately benefit humans on Earth, This rover will allow regular and sustainable access to the lunar surface. From there, it will be possible to extract and use extraterrestrial resources, such as water, methane and rare earth metals. These resources can be used not only to fuel and energy, but also open the door to new business application...
Power supply reaches space: two astronauts install solar panels on the International Space Station
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Power supply reaches space: two astronauts install solar panels on the International Space Station

Do you think it would be possible to install solar panels in space? If you thought the opposite, you are wrong. Apart from seeing panels on the roof of the houses, This Sunday 20 the following solar devices will be installed to increase the energy supply of the International Space Station. Those in charge of the installation will be Thomas Pesquet, European Space Agency, and Shane Kimbrough, NASA. The trip will last approximately six and a half hoursIn addition, you will be able to enjoy it thanks to the broadcasts of ESA and NASA.Currently, solar panels can operate for a maximum of 15 years, however, the other objective of the mission is to extend their useful life. The first m...
China successfully launches the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft for the construction of its space station
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China successfully launches the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft for the construction of its space station

China announced on Thursday that the launch into space of the manned spacecraft Shenzhou-12 has been a "complete success", moments after it took off from the Jiuqian satellite launch center in the northwest of the country."Takeoff went as planned and the solar panels deployed properly. The mission has been a complete success, "said Zhang Zhifen, director of the aforementioned launch center, after seeing the images broadcast live on state television CGTN.The ship, with the astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming y Tang Hongbo On board, it took off at 9:22 am (1:22 GMT) powered by the Long March-2F carrier rocket.According to the CMSA, the Chinese agency dedicated to manned space missions, the Shenz...
The complicated space logistics behind the "great leap for humanity" what would it mean to go to mars
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The complicated space logistics behind the "great leap for humanity" what would it mean to go to mars

How close are we to humans stepping on Mars? Although humanity has been behind that dream for a long time, there is still much to investigate. We have sent robotic missions and we know what technology would be necessary to carry out a manned mission, but to date there is only data and no person has set foot on the red planet. The digitaltrends website contacted Michael Hecht, a space expert from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and principal investigator of the MOXIE oxygen fabrication instrument for the Perseverance rover, to learn how a trip from Earth to Mars is possible and under what conditions humans could set foot on Martian soil for the first time time.Despite the...
The Perseverance rover starts its first trip: it will analyze the ‘Jezero’ crater of Mars
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The Perseverance rover starts its first trip: it will analyze the ‘Jezero’ crater of Mars

The Perseverance rover finally returns to the goal of looking for signs of life on MarsFurthermore, your presence will no longer be required during the next Ingenuity helicopter tests because it performs flights without your 'consent'. This means that the rover will begin its first scientific expedition in the next fourteen weeks, since will begin to explore an area of ​​four square kilometers within the 'Jezero' crater. The objectives of the mission are to understand the geology of the red planet, evaluate the possible vitality and find ancient signs of life through the study of rocks and sediments that will be delivered to Earth for analysis.To carry out these goals, Perseveranc...
This is the ‘robot transformer’ the size of a baseball that Japan will send to the Moon in 2022
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This is the ‘robot transformer’ the size of a baseball that Japan will send to the Moon in 2022

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) aims to send a robot that can transform into the size of a baseball to the Moon. Consequently, it has partnered with Sony, Doshisha University and toy manufacturer Tomy to carry out the project. The android will collect data from the lunar surface so that the Japanese Agency's manned rover can move smoothly. For it, Scientists have used autonomous driving and cruising technology to study the potential impacts of gravity on the moon and the regolith layer.The characteristics of the robot will be 80 millimeters in diameter and will weigh 250 grams, in addition, it will begin travel in the shape of a compact ball that will then open up ...
DIRECT |  They present the James Webb Telescope, the most powerful space observatory ever created
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DIRECT | They present the James Webb Telescope, the most powerful space observatory ever created

The James Webb International Space Telescope is the latest cutting-edge technology in which the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (THAT) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) have been working so that human beings can unveil the secrets of the Universe.As successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, the Webb will be the next great space science observatory, designed to answer outstanding questions about the Universe and to make groundbreaking discoveries in all areas of the world. astronomy.On October 31, NASA, ESA and CSA will launch the telescope from the Europa spaceport in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket. Webb will embark on a month-long journ...
Japan plans to send a ‘transformer’ to the moon in 2022
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Japan plans to send a ‘transformer’ to the moon in 2022

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) plans to obtain data on the lunar surface using a robot lunar transformable to be released in 2022.The data collected will aid the design of the studied manned pressurized rover. The transformable lunar robot is being jointly developed by JAXA with Doshisha University, Sony Corporation, and toy and entertainment company TOMY.The lunar surface, where the manned pressurized rover will travel, it is a unique environment; gravity is one sixth that of Earth and the surface is covered by regolith, sand on the Moon. As a result of the conceptual study of the system for the crewed pressurized rover that began in 2019, it was discovered that the acquisiti...
These are the parachutes that will allow the first European rover to land on Mars
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These are the parachutes that will allow the first European rover to land on Mars

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has conducted a series of high-speed extraction tests that demonstrate the functionality of a new parachute and bag system from Airborne Systems and Arescosmo. These teams will conduct a high-altitude drop test in early June to confirm their effectiveness for the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars 2022 mission. This mission has the Rosalind Franklin rover and the Kazachok surface platform, which has a descent module that requires two main parachutes. One of them is 15 meters wide and will unfold as the module descends at supersonic speeds; the other is 35 meters wide and will open in a second stage, at subsonic speeds.In the last tests, the Airborne Syst...
Our return to the Moon, in danger: extreme solar storms could be more likely towards the end of the decade
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Our return to the Moon, in danger: extreme solar storms could be more likely towards the end of the decade

If you have followed the space news lately you will know that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, has its eyes set on a goal: return to the moon sooner rather than later. The Artemis mission is the ambitious plan that the US agency has drawn up to, together with a series of commercial partners and other international organizations, put human beings back on our natural satellite. Presented in May 2019, Artemis was initially scheduled to be up and running in 2024, but we already know that things are going as they are in the palace and, in general, 2020 has not helped much: a health crisis that has paralyzed our world, the arrival of a new Admini...