Mars Planet Technology

Mars Planet: working to the human exploration of Mars

Mars Planet is an international cultural organization with headquarters in Italy which promotes the research and industrial applications connected to the human exploration of Mars and space. It is the Italian chapter of the Mars Society and also develops technologies to be applied both in space industry and in other sectors.

Mars Planet actively engages with small, medium and big enterprises in research related to Mars exploration, in order to support the creation of a new economy based on human space colonization.  A number of organizations and companies all over the world are contributing to this new economy, which will help solving some of the most important economic and technological challenges of today.

Mars Planet cooperates with other organizations and companies working in the space sector and beyond. In our team there are space scientists, researchers and everyone who is interested in contributing to our projects. Information on our team is available here.

The main project of Mars Planet is the construction of a research center called Mars City. This research center will include a Mars Simulation Area, a space dedicated to the development of technologies for robotics, virtual and augmented reality, software engineering, telecommunication, materials, energy and life support systems, as well as to scientific research and education.

The technologies developed at Mars City will support space and Mars human exploration and will offer state-of-the-art solutions to many industrial and non-industrial sectors on Earth.

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Think beyond your planet!”

The Board

Eugenio Sorrentino


Eugenio has a deep knowledge of the space sector both in Italy and abroad.He has been the project manager of the Megsat Space Division, an Italian company that
specialized in the development and launch of privat satellites. He is currently deputy President of the Italian Association of Scientific Journalists.

Antonio del Mastro

Technical Director

Electronic and Telecommunication Engineer with a long experience in the design, risk analysis techniques and certification of devices and systems in Space and
not-Space industry. He is currently president of Mars Planet founded in 2004, as Italian chapter of the International Mars Society. His main areas of research interest are related to space medicine, robotics, virtual reality, and space economy.

Luca Gugliermetti

Nuclear Engineer, PhD in Energy & Environment, author of more than 64 papers on conferences and international journals. Expert of thermal management systems, ECLSS, VR/AR
applications for cultural heritage, nuclear radiation, microelectronics and mechanical manufacturing. Currently Postdoc at “Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development” (ENEA).

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Membership is intended to support the program of dissemination of scientific and technical information and promotion of Mars Planet.

The members are entitled to substantial discounts on promotional materials and on the costs of recording the events organized by Mars Planet.