This is the first time I read something like this in space exploration history: according to the Italian newspaper Repubblica there is a controversy ongoing between Italian Space Agency (ASI) and ESA. Italian Agency accuses ESA to have subcontracted Schiaparelli landing system tests to Astra, a Romanian space company without the skills required for […]Read more "Discount space exploration"
Yesterday I began to write an enthusiastic post about ExoMars mission while I was following the live coverage of the event from ESA website, at least until the news that demonstration module Schiaparelli failed to communicate with Earth at the expected time. Thus I decided to wait until today before completing the post, with the […]Read more "The partial failure of ExoMars mission"
Dear readers, today I would like to propose you another selection of Laureti’s comments about the rising awareness -by other scientists- that EmDrive might not work by recoiling on quantum substrates, (that is, for now , the most accepted hypothesis even if it’s basically science fiction) as they shyly start to mention the fact […]Read more "About E.M thrusters orbital tests"
Dear readers, first of all an update about ASPS Calmagorod laboratory status after the earthquake: the structure has been declared unusable. The building fortunately sustained some minor damage and it does not require big reparations. However, ASPS has to wait authorities green light in order to enter the lab and until that moment the special ballistic […]Read more "What PNN needs for the take off"
Very interesting astronomical news: on August 25th the scientific magazine Nature reported that a rocky planet, with a mass similar to our Earth, has been observed orbiting around our cosmic neighbor, the ternary system of Alpha Centauri. This star system is composed of the stars Alpha Centauri a and b, very close to each other, plus a third small companion called Proxima Centauri […]Read more "Astronomers discover the nearest exoplanet"
Dear readers, I sadly inform you that PNN testing lab was almost above the epicenter of the earthquake (6.0 magnitude) that hit central Italy on August 24th. I’ve sent an email to ASPS but no replies by Laureti so far. I don’t know neither if ASPS members are safe nor if the lab is still usable […]Read more "Earthquake"
Dear readers, it has been a while since my last post because I’ve been a bit busy lately but today I would like to resume the blog activity with a rapid update directly from ASPS. Unfortunately there have been some technical problems with F242 thruster or, to be more specific, in the connection with the ballistic pendulum. On […]Read more "Unexpected malfunction"