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  1. And I am looking forward to the ``cleaning`` space mission which is called ‘The Claw’ and it`s gonna be launched in 2025. The big number of space junk can damage expensive spacecrafts The growing number of space items can lead to the state where he object density is so high that one collision is enough to generate a cascade effect, leading to further collisions.
  2. Yeah, many launches are made like test launches or delivering microsats into orbit by different space agencies. So it would be a great idea to use eco-fuel in the launches I`ve mentioned
  3. It`s easy to find the information about all missions to Venus that are about to happen in the nearest future by different countries like China, Japan and even Russia and of course USA on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_missions_to_Venus
  4. According to the information I found, NASA announced Wednesday that it will send, not one, but two spacecraft to Venus this decade as part of its efforts to ramp up exploration of the closest planet to Earth. The decision was hailed by scientists who study Venus and have felt neglected by a space agency decidedly more interested in Mars. NASA has not sent a robotic spacecraft to Venus since the launch of the Magellan orbiter in 1989. Launched by space shuttle Atlantis, Magellan made a controlled entry into the Venusian atmosphere in 1994 after collecting reams of data that have tantalized sc
  5. NASA announced Wednesday that it will send, not one, but two spacecraft to Venus this decade as part of its efforts to ramp up exploration of the closest planet to Earth. The decision was hailed by scientists who study Venus and have felt neglected by a space agency decidedly more interested in Mars. NASA has not sent a robotic spacecraft to Venus since the launch of the Magellan orbiter in 1989. Launched by space shuttle Atlantis, Magellan made a controlled entry into the Venusian atmosphere in 1994 after collecting reams of data that have tantalized scientists ever since."
  6. Land observation satellites became very popular among satellites to observe the land. In order to effectively monitor land degradation, desertification, and droughts, a complex variation of indicators and parameters must be analyzed continuously, many of which can be retrieved under the use of geo-spatial applications and Earth observation technologies. There is also a special type of microsatellites that can track rare species of animals to prevent them from being killed by poachers. https://www.skyrora.com/blog/tag/uk-satellites
  7. I`d like to mention ‘Rosalind Franklin’ mission. This mission will attempt to search for life on Mars. The launch is scheduled for 2022. Interesting fact, that this is the first Mars mission by british aerospace companies. https://www.skyrora.com/blog/uk-space-news
  8. I recently visited a Stuff in Space website and was amazed after seeing how many satellites and dead satellites are there now. I'm a big fan of space exploration and don't want it to stop, that's why we have to solve this space debris issue.
  9. Yeah, the space debris issue became very significant nowadays. It can badly damage spacecrafts and this damage can put under risk whole space mission which usually costs a fortune.
  10. I`ve heard about this space company. As far as I know, this space company manufactures special type of microsatellites that can observe the land. This type of microsatellites is frequently used in the agrarian sphere
  11. I`ve read that the third stage for the XL rocket was made with the usage of additive technology. I can't believe that engines can be made with the help of 3d printer. I`ve never thought that 3d printing couldn't be used for such purposes. However, as I see, the final material is tough enough to handle that kind of stress. https://www.skyrora.com/third-stage
  12. I guess yes, to make the process of manufacturing satellites and microsatellites 3D printing technology can be used. Also, I`ve recently found out that 3D printing technology is used in airplane jet engines and in some rocket engines.
  13. Yeah, I`ve read about this space company. I know another company that manufactures special type of microsatellites that can forecast solar activity. It is crucial to understand what space weather actually is and how it can affect us before recognising the implications of the research to our everyday life and why the prediction of such events is necessary.
  14. And also, the Dawn Probe. It uses an advanced ion thruster, allowing it to be the first (man-made) spacecraft to orbit multiple non-terrestrial bodies (Vesta and Ceres). This feat would not be possible (practical) using conventional chemical thrusters, which have too low of a specific impulse.
  15. I would like to mention the Parker Solar Probe. Simply for getting closer to the sun than any other spacecraft so far and considering how hard it is to get that close. The space craft which is capable to take samples from the outer corona of the Sun really makes you amazed by it, because of the high temperature it can endure.
  16. I guess you are right. I assume that this type of fuel must be more advanced for some long space journeys. But still, this type of fuel can be used for some small launches which are aimed at some microgravity mission and experiments without any modernization.
  17. But still, I guess this rocket fuel is a great invention for humans. I assume it`s not really effective for some long space journeys but still, it can be used for some small launches for microgravity missions and experiments. https://www.skyrora.com/ecosene
  18. However, there is a problem, the alternative rocket fuel also called as a green fuel can be remade only from particular types of plastic.The following types of plastic can be converted into ecosene fuel: Polypropylene (PP). Polyester (PE). Polystyrene (PS) and their mixtures and analogs
  19. This kind of fuel has already been tested and this test has shown that it is better than kerosene. The result of the test has shown that it`s 1% - 3% better than kerosene by its energy characteristics. But I am not sure if it`s possible to use the new rocket fuel in long space journeys.
  20. I`ve recently found an interesting article about 3D printer which is used in aerospace area. Have you heard anything about that? This machine allows to print multi-composite parts simultaneously from several materials, which is infeasible in other types of aerospace 3d printing.
  21. Desertification is a type of degradation of land in which the land becomes more arid. Desertification is a direct result of global warming, and approximately 12 million hectares of productive land becomes barren due to desertification annually. Remote sensing technology can be used to measure the extent of desertification. Could you ever thought that in order to fix that stuff scientists start to use satellite technology which helps scientists observe the land?
  22. The Earth’s climate is heavily affected by the amount of energy radiated onto Earth by the sun. The amount of radiation from the sun influencing Earth and the way in which this radiation is distributed across the various seasons and latitudes around the Earth, is directly influenced by changes in solar activity. Most scientists consider satellite technology the most effective way to solve this issue. What do you think about that?
  23. Your theory is quite plausible. I believe in the existence of some intelligent forms of life somewhere in other galaxies, so it`s might be quite possible that such creatures have a spacecraft that can travel with the speed of light or even more advanced)
  24. Have you heard about the new special type of rocket fuel that is made from plastic waste? One company uses particular kinds of plastic to remake them in rocket fuel
  25. I assume it`s not easy to do. Actually, it will take a century to invent such spacecraft if to tale into the consideration the most advanced spaceships we are having now. We cannot even travel to other planet in the Solar system, it`s not a piece of cake to build such space ship
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