Mars Planet Technology
Opportunities in New Space
“New space” refers to the recent commercialisation of the space sector. While the state used to have a monopoly over the sector, private actors now play an increasingly important role, most notably companies like SpaceX and the so-called “GAFAs” (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon). Furthermore, digital applications are dominated... Read more
Mars Art

Mars Art

TECH NEWS 6 January 2022 0

Mostra personale di Stephen G. C. Salmon, FBIS: “Dall’esplorazione scientifica, all’interpretazione artistica, un cammino attraverso la bellezza di Marte, per conoscere anche il futuro dell’umanità sul pianeta rosso.” Read more
24TH Mars Society Convention
The 24TH Mars Society Convention starting Read more
Perseverance rover confirms existence of ancient Mars lake and river delta
Perseverance touched down in February on the floor of the 28-mile-wide Jezero Crater, which was picked primarily because previous observations by Mars orbiters suggested that it hosted a big lake and a river delta in the ancient past. Photos snapped by Perseverance early in its mission, before the car-sized... Read more
NASA Selects Five U.S. Companies to Mature Artemis Lander Concepts
NASA has selected five U.S. companies to help the agency enable a steady pace of crewed trips to the lunar surface under the agency’s Artemis program. The awards under the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships Appendix N broad agency announcement are firm fixed-price, milestone-based contracts. The total combined value for the... Read more
NASA’s InSight Mars lander detects 3 biggest marsquakes to date
NASA’s InSight lander has detected its three most powerful marsquakes yet, potentially giving scientists an even clearer picture of the Red Planet’s interior. InSight spotted 4.2- and 4.1-magnitude temblors on Aug. 25, then picked up another roughly 4.2-magnitude quake on Sept. 18 that lasted for nearly 90 minutes, NASA... Read more
NASA is Recruiting for Yearlong Simulated Mars Mission
NASA is seeking applicants for participation as a crew member during the first one-year analog mission in a habitat to simulate life on a distant world, set to begin in Fall 2022. As NASA ventures farther into the cosmos, the astronaut experience will change. In preparation for the real-life... Read more
Marsquakes reveal Red Planet has surprisingly large core, thin crust
Quakes on Mars have unveiled its interior to an unprecedented degree, revealing surprising details about the Red Planet’s crust, mantle and core. Measurements taken by NASA’s InSight lander have uncovered details, including a crustal layer that varies dramatically from previous understanding, a mantle less dense than the surface and... Read more
NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity could keep flying the Martian skies for months
The future of aerial Mars exploration looks bright. NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity, which landed inside Mars’ Jezero Crater with the agency’s Perseverance rover in February,  has now completed eight Red Planet flights. That’s three more than the maximum targeted for the 4-lb. (1.8 kilograms) chopper’s original technology-demonstration mission — and Ingenuity isn’t... Read more
First picture of Ganymede by Juno
Nasa’s Juno spacecraft sent the first picture of Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede. Read more