Mars Planet Technology
Webinar on Artificial Intelligence as a new tool for Space Architecture
We organize together with Mars City Design 18 October, 20:30 CET a webinar on Artificial Intelligence as a new tool for Space Architecture. Speakers: Vittorio Netti, Vera Mulyani, Valentina Sumini, Sylve Truyman. The event is part of our research framework related to the future construction of habitats in Space.... Read more
China’s Mars rover Zhurong completes primary mission, gets life extension
China’s Zhurong rover has completed its primary three-month-long expedition on Mars but is set to continue exploring the Red Planet. Zhurong completed its 90-sol mission in Mars’ Utopia Planitia on Aug. Zhurong will continue to cross this area, which is thought to be below the shoreline of an ancient... Read more
Support team at SMOPS mission
Analogue astronaut missions require strong organisation and planning.The SMOPS mission involves several people in different fields and activities: . Support organisation and management : Federico Monaco, Paolo Guardabasso and Vittorio Netti, with Mars Planet. . Experiment support and crew activities : Anna Nelson, Laura Sopegno, Guillaume Thirion. . Outreach... Read more
D-Orbit ( announces successful launch of another ION Satellite Carrier (ION)
D-Orbit (, an Italian company leader in the space logistics and orbital transportation industry, announced the successful launch of another ION Satellite Carrier (ION), its proprietary orbital transportation vehicle. ION lifted off on June 30th, 2021, at 9:31 pm CEST, atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Space... Read more
China’s Chang’e 5 capsule lands on Earth with the 1st new moon samples in 44 years
For the first time in more than four decades, humanity has brought moon rocks down to Earth.A capsule loaded with lunar dirt and gravel landed in Inner Mongolia today (Dec. 16) at 12:59 p.m. EST (1759 GMT), capping China’s historic and whirlwind Chang’e 5 mission. The Chang’e 5 samples... Read more
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,... Read more
We launch the crew selection for our SMOPS mission (24 April-8 MAY 2021) at MDRS. Form to be filled on Read more
Astronauts Make First Cement in Space to Support Future Martian Habitats
Concrete made in space could one day help humans build habitats on the moon and Mars , new research shows. As part of a recent investigation aboard the International Space Station, astronauts made cement in microgravity for the first time, showing that it can harden and develop in space.... Read more
Mars in Virtual Reality at Festival del Volo / Expo  in Milan with the new Motivity Treadmill   Read more
Virtual simulation at Amadee – 15
The technical staff of Italian Mars Society has partecipated with success to the mission AMADEE-15 organized by Austrian Space Forum ( at Kaunertal Glacier in Austria. During the Mission the Astronauts of AMADEE-15 have tested the martian simulation technologies V-ERAS developed by Italian Mars Society. solution for google Read more