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Top News 22 January 2022 0

The European Space Agency (ESA) has decided to dedicate one of the two ExoMars 2022 mission devices to the former head of the Aeronautical Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Milano Amalia Ercoli Finzi. She has been the first woman to graduate in aeronautical engineering at the Politecnico di... Read more
Mars helicopter Ingenuity gearing up for 19th Red Planet flight on Friday
NASA’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity is poised to make its first flight of 2022. Ingenuity will cover 207 feet during the 100-second flight, which will take the little chopper out of a rugged basin known as South Séítah, over a ridge and onto a plateau. «While short, the flight has a challenging start due to... Read more
Scientists spot water ice under the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Mars
Water ice may be lurking just a few feet below the Martian surface at one of the Red Planet’s most dramatic sites. That’s according to new research based on data gathered by the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), part of the ExoMars mission operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) and its... Read more
NASA’s Curiosity rover shares spectacular views of Mars
New images snapped by NASA’s Curiosity rover showcase the stunning, expansive landscape of Mars. Recently, the Curiosity rover traveled to the side of Mars’ Mount Sharp, or Aeolis Mons, a mountain that forms the central peak of Gale Crater. There, mission team members captured the beauty of the natural Martian landscape with Curiosity’s navigation cameras. Curiosity is... Read more
Organic molecules revealed on Mars by Curiosity’s new kind of experiment
An international team of space researchers working with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has found previously unknown organic molecules on Mars using a new experiment aboard the Curiosity rover. The goal of such work is to learn more about the chemicals in the soil on or near the surface,... Read more
IAC 2024  in Milan

IAC 2024 in Milan

Top News 30 October 2021 0

The International Astronautical Congress in 2024 will be organized in Milan: We will be there! Read more
Perseverance raccoglie i primi pezzi del suo puzzle marziano
Il rover della NASA Perseverance ha raccolto con successo i primi due campioni di roccia marziana fornendo già agli scienziati la possibilità di elaborare alcune deduzioni sulle caratteristiche della regione del Cratere Jezero. Le analisi su questi due campioni e sui dati del primo tentativo di campionamento dello scorso 6... Read more
Perseverance rover seals up 1st Mars sample for future return to Earth
The car-sized rover sealed a titanium tube containing a drilled-out core of a Red Planet rock on Monday , marking a big milestone for its ambitious mission. If all goes according to plan, Perseverance will collect several dozen more such samples, all of which will be hauled to Earth for analysis a decade or... Read more
NASA’s Perseverance Plans Next Sample Attempt
This week, a tool on the rover’s 7-foot-long robotic arm will abrade the surface of a rock nicknamed «Rochette,» allowing scientists to look inside and determine whether they want to capture a sample with the rover’s coring bit. Slightly thicker than a pencil, the sample would be sealed in one of the... Read more
The importance of the analogue  research
Space missions are fundamental for technological, scientific and social advancement of humans 🚀🛰️ Analogue research helps us identify the challenges and test potential solutions for planetary exploration, never forgetting Earth applications 🌍 Analogue sites and stations bring people together, and fuel our desire to search and discover. 🔭🔬 Check... Read more