The first to be launched on the Virgin Orbit and SpaceX Falcon 9 will be focused on helping the American agriculture market by processing data in space, something which the co-founder and CEO Grzegorz Zwoliński called a “complete innovation on the satellite market.”
Often described as a prophet and visionary, world-renowned Sci-Fi writer and futurologist Stanisław Lem is the world’s most often translated Polish writer, whose book Solaris was perhaps his internationally best known work, twice made into a film, most recently directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney in the starring role. His recognition is such that it was recently announced that European Space Agency astronauts travelling on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will honour Lem in space as part of their six-month mission.
The entrepreneur has raised the possibility of using nuclear bombs to blast the planet’s poles as a means of terraforming.
A retractable system will slowly cause the satellite to burn up, helping reduce the satellite’s lifetime from over fifteen years down to a dozen or so months. If the experiment works it will be a major victory in the fight against space debris.
Polish programmer Tomasz Czajka has worked on the control systems for SpaceX, which on Tuesday launched the world's most powerful rocket, called Falcon Heavy, the Polish Information Processing Society (PTI) said on its website on Friday.