At the end of July a massive asteroid dubbed ‘City Killer’ hurtled past earth. If it had hit Warsaw, the whole of central Poland would have been threatened with a crater several kilometres wide and 400 metres deep, says planetary geologist Dr Anna Łosiak.
The app from Polish start up Immersion, in conjunction with NATO and the Smithsonian Institute places users right in the action of NASA’s space missions of the 1960s. They can launch their own Saturn V rocket, sit inside the Lunar Command Module of Apollo 11 and explore the lunar landscape.
The fifth Polish satellite in near-Earth orbit, the KRAKsat will be the world’s first to use a ferrofluid flywheel. The main task of the satellite is to investigate how this will behave in space and whether it can be used in the space industry as a flywheel.
The new x-ray telescope will allow scientists to look into the deep universe where the first gas structures and super massive black holes formed.
Professor Jerzy Grygorczuk, engineer and Astronika’s board member told TFN: “We can only guess why the message didn’t reach the lander. The next attempt to communicate with the hammer is moved to Thursday, but the information on whether it succeeded will reach us on Friday, since there is always a one day delay with the satellite communication.”
Instead of smelling like coffee, the Sleep Café smells of a forest.
After barrelling into the Martian atmosphere at speeds of 12,300 mph (19,800 km/h), Astronika, the ‘mole’ will journey deeper into Mars than any instrument ever built for space exploration.
Poland’s space agency holds talks with Nasa on future projects including a moon base.
Once the satellite has passed the necessary testing, it will be launched on board a rocket and taken to the International Space Station, from there it will be released into Earth’s low orbit.
Next April, the Światowid satellite will finish its testing phase. It will be flown to the International Space Station (ISS) from where it will be launched into orbit, the president of SatRevolution, Grzegorz Zwoliński, told PAP.