Aug 6

SpaceX fa “saltare” per un test il suo prossimo missile, Starship

Starship, il nuovo missile con cui SpaceX spera un giorno di portare fino a 100 tonnellate di carico sulla Luna e su Marte, ha “saltato” fino a 150 metri dal suolo per poi atterrare controllando la discesa con i propulsori. Il test “hop” (letteralmente “saltello”) ha segnato un altro successo estivo per l’azienda spaziale americana, che solo due giorni fa ha […]

Aug 2

SpaceX, ammaraggio perfetto nel Golfo del Messico. Musk festeggia un altro successo

E’ riuscito perfettamente l’ammaraggio nel Golfo del Messico della navicella Crew Dragon di Space X, che è rientrata sulla Terra riportando a casa gli astronauti Bob Behnken e Doug Hurley. La missione era partita lo scorso 30 maggio per la Stazione Spaziale Internazionale.SpaceX Crew Dragon si è sganciata dalla Stazione spaziale internazionale (Iss) per fare […]

Jul 31

CREW SELECTION

We launch the crew selection for our SMOPS mission (24 April-8 MAY 2021) at MDRS. Form to be filled on http://www.smops.space/#crew

Jul 29

First number of Mars Planet Report

We have produced the first number of our Mars Planet Report: a free and short report on our activities and on Mars News (In Italian only). The Report can be downloaded here.

Jul 28

MARS PLANET HA PARTECIPATO A IGLUNA 2020 per il progetto V-GELM

Mars Planet ha partecipato a IGLUNA 2020, fornendo supporto al progetto V-GELM  per la parte di virtualizzazione di una serra Marziana. Il progetto V-GELM vede la collaborazione del dipartimento DIAEE (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Astronautica, Elettrica ed ENERGETICA dell’Università La Sapienza con l’ENEA (Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l’energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile), il […]

Jul 28

China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

China’s first fully homegrown Mars mission is on its way to the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 mission launched atop a Long March 5 rocket from Hainan Island’s Wenchang Satellite Launch Center this morning (July 23) at 12:41 a.m. EDT (0441 GMT). Tianwen-1 consists of an orbiter and a lander/rover duo, a combination of craft that […]

Jul 28

Hope probe: UAE launches Mars mission

The Hope probe launched on an H2-A rocket from Tanegashima spaceport, and is now on a 500-million-km journey to study Mars’ weather and climate. Two previous attempts to launch the probe in the past week had to be called off because of adverse weather. Hope’s arrival in February 2021 is set to coincide with the […]

Jul 17

The UAE’s Hope Mars orbiter launch delayed to next week due to bad weather

A historic Mars launch has been delayed again by troublesome weather conditions at the launch site. The United Arab Emirates is eager to launch its first-ever interplanetary mission, a Red Planet orbiter dubbed Hope. The UAE Space Agency is now targeting a launch between July 19 and July 21, according to statements from the mission […]

Jul 11

ECSEC

We setup together with the Swiss Institute for Disruptive Innovation the ECSEC= European Center For Space Exploration and Colonization (www.ecsec.space) a joint initiative to involve the European Companies in the Space Economy

Jul 9

Perspective view of Korolev crater

This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows Korolev crater, an 82-kilometre-across feature found in the northern lowlands of Mars.The crater itself is centred at 165° E, 73° N on the martian surface. This image was created using data from the nadir and colour channels of the High Resolution Stereo Camera. Credit ESA