Dear readers, in this post I’d like to share with you ASPS official method to achieve propellantless propulsion. The procedure I’m going to describe has been used in early ASPS prototypes (SC23) and it has been recently posted on NasaSpaceFlight forum by Laureti himself. After 2005 the Association discovered a more efficient way to produce thrust and they […]Read more "How to violate Newton’s Third – ASPS early method"
Today I stumbled upon this Chinese article that describes a space race scenario similar to that of the Cold War. I’d like to share the article with you and to highlight some interesting passages. I apologize in advance for their translation because I can’t speak Chinese, so they’re the direct outcome of Google Translator. I decided to […]Read more "The race for space supremacy"
A couple of posts ago I wrote about a plasma shielding system that, in my opinion, would be useful for space applications. With maybe a bit of delusion, I wrote that “all pieces of the puzzle are going into their place” (that is, to build a manned e.m spaceship). Today I’ve just discovered that another […]Read more "Another piece for E.M spaceship puzzle?"
Dear readers, Here is an update about F242 written by Laureti in the latest issue of ASPS official periodical Nova Astronautica: The PNN prototype F242 is operative again. I’ve tested it several times in late 2016 and that’s why there is a consistently delay in the publication of Nova Astronautica issue n.150. Practically I’ve had to […]Read more "F242 is operative again"
In one of my first posts I translated an ASPS article regarding the physics and the equipment of an hypothetical PNN spaceship. One important piece of navigation system had to be a laser powerful enough to disgregate major debris before they impacted the ship hull. As we know, at incredibly high speed even the impact […]Read more "Boeing plasma shield – Trespassing into science fiction"
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"