How Astronauts Prepare Themselves To Their Space Mission

How astronauts prepare themselves to their space mission

Have you ever wondered how astronauts prepare themselves to their space missions? Well, in this piece will be explained, focusing the attention on one special location! Sure enough there is a place in Sardinia, called Sa Grutta, that is able to simulate the space scenario within which the European Space Agency organizes every year a unique underground training course into the cavern, named “CAVES” (Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills): the astronauts are 110 m underground with 61° F and 98.8 % of humidity. “The two-week course prepares astronauts to work safely and effectively in…

NOBEL PRIZE 2017 “For Decisive Contributions To The LIGO Detector And The Observation Of Gravitational Waves”

NOBEL PRIZE 2017 “For decisive contributions to the LIGO Detector and the observation of gravitational waves”

The Phisycs Nobel Prize 2017 has been given to the resoluted astrophysicals Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip Thorne. Who are they? Rainer Weiss is a german physicist in specialised physics gravitation. Barry C. Barish is an american theoretical physicist specialised in physics gravitation. Kip Thorne is an american theoretical physics specialised in physics gravitation and in astrophysics and he is also one of the greater experts about gravitational waves . What are gravitational waves? They are ripples in the curvature of spacetime created by a supernova wich explodes,two big stars which orbit each other or  two black holes…

A New Mission In Australia To Extend The ABTS System Features.

A new mission in Australia to extend the ABTS system features.

Earlier this month, in a two weeks’operation in South Australia, our engineers successfully implemented and tested the new capabilities and functions for the ABTS (Automatic Ballistic Tracking System) that currently operates in Port Wakefield. The upgrade and test activities concerned graphical, operative and tactical improvements of the MMP – Mission Management Platform, the software developed by Nurjana Technologies, which manages the system and test missions. The system has been tested on various types of ballistic launches with illuminating candles projectiles and airburst projectiles. Sensors FOV graphical representation It allows the operator to set for each EOS sensor up to two…

ESA’s Space Weather Probe Will Warn Us If Devastating Solar Storms Are Heading For Earth

ESA’s space weather probe will warn us if devastating solar storms are heading for Earth

From hurricanes to solar storms, weather in space has the potential to cause havoc on Earth so the European Space Agency (Esa) is planning a space-weather satellite to act like an interstellar forecaster. In 2023, Esa will send a probe to a gravitationally stable point in space, known as Langrage 5 (L5), where it will study streams of charged particles heading towards Earth. Other probes currently face the Sun, at Larange 1 (L1), so the new positioning would offer an alternative view of the star's surface and let scientists measure the speed of solar eruptions more precisely. It will be…

What Would It Be Like To Actually Land On Pluto?

What would it be like to actually land on Pluto?

The intense cold and travel time of a minimum of nine years, humans will certainly not be travelling to Pluto any time soon, but now, NASA has released a video showing a collage of photos that were taken during its farthest and closest of approaches. This movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NASA’s New Horizons over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015. The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto, starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and leading up to an…