Play Games, Discover Planets for NASA or Fauna for Russia

This week, NASA announced the creation of the Planet Patrol Website. The purpose of the website to aid scientists in the research of the new exoplanets in the data of the TESS space telescope. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite is a space telescope for NASA’s Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method in an area 400 times larger than that covered by the Kepler mission.

Russia and China to Have Secure Direct Quantum Communication Grid

During an online Roscongress Foundation session, Chinese professor Xiu Feihu, from the University of Science and Technology of China, announced plans to expand the communication network between Russia and China. The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, exhibitions, and sporting, public, and cultural events.

New Info on Russia’s New Private Spacecraft ARGO – Is It Better?

The Russian private company International Commercial Space announced a concept of ARGO in the Fall of 2019. The majority of the staff is from the S7 Space company, which is the first Russian commercial company providing a full service launching of spacecrafts with the use of the launch vehicles Zenit. Only now is new information pertaining to the ARGO project becaming available. ARGO will be a conjoined project between Roscosmos, Rosatom and Rostec.

Has a New Moon Within Our Solar System Been Found?

Astronomers discovered a satellite near a large celestial body far beyond the orbit of Neptune. It is very difficult to study Trans-Neptunian objects (tnos). They are too far from the Sun, and therefore reflect very little light. TRANS-Neptunian Objects (TNOs) are thought to be among the least evolved relics of the solar system formation, residing in the outer parts of the solar system, where the influence of the Sun is less severe than in the inner parts of the solar system.

New Laser Powering Moon Rover

European engineers have proposed a solution that will help the Rover not to loose power in the infinite darkness of the moon’ polar craters. The project is under contract with the European Space Agency, an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,200 in 2018 and an annual budget of about €6.68 billion in 2020.

New Study: Do We Really Know How Our Universe is Created?

Astrophysicists discovered new results by studying the distribution of matter in the universe. There are at least two ways to do this. Both rely on different aspects of the CDM model. Lambda-CDM model is a parametrization of the Big Bang cosmological model in which the universe contains three major components: first, a cosmological constant denoted by Lambda (Greek Λ) and associated with dark energy; second, the postulated cold dark matter (abbreviated CDM); and third, ordinary matter.

A New Discover About Planet Venus

A new research paper has been published related to Venus. It is collaborative work between US and Japanese scientists. The main focus of the research is to answer a question that has been unanswered until now: Why does the atmosphere of Venus rotate 60 times faster than the surface of the planet?  At the Earth’s equator, the speed of Earth’s spin is about 1,000 miles per hour (1,600 km per hour).

Pentagon Releases 3 Navy Videos of Unidentified Objects – How It Compares to Soviet UFO Program

The Pentagon has officially released US Navy videos which captured aerial phenomena that authorities describe as”unidentified.” The footage was taken by US combat aircraft crews in 2004 and 2015. The US Defense Department notes that some of these videos were already accessible on open sources as a result of leaked information.

Race to Mars – Who Will Be the Winner?

Currently, there is is a space race. Earlier this month NASA announced space exploration agenda. NASA plans to build a mobile habitable platform. The platform will accommodate voyages lasting up to 45 days.

It is expected the lunar base should become a springboard for the preparation of the landing on Mars. It will not only become a springboard for the study of the celestial body itself, but also for the development of technologies that ensure maximum autonomy of the base. Thus, specialists will have to create and perfect methods for obtaining water, oxygen and fuel from local resources. In addition, astronauts will have the opportunity to test advanced robotics.

A First Time Ever Geological Map of the Moon

For the first time ever, astronomers mapped the entire surface of the moon and classified all the geological structures on its surface. This is big news and the information will be one of the key tools used for further exploration and development as well as for the space mission’s components. The information became available through the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2020 release.

Space X to Send Astronauts to Space Next Month

SpaceX announced plans to send two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27, 2020. This will be the first manned flight launched from the United States after a nearly 10-year break. “On may 27, NASA will again send American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!” – reads the tweet of  Jim Bridenstine, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Shock Wave Glider Technology Can Be Used For Mars Travel By NASA

Patrick E. Rodi from Rice University came up with a solution for an aircraft to be able to ride a shock wave and use its power for good instead of fighting it. Dr. Rodi worked in the aerospace industry for 23 years specializing in high speed aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, and vehicle design, most recently as a  Lockheed Martin Fellow and as the AeroSciences Lead on the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle program.  Currently, he is a a Professor in Practice  at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rice University.

New Discovery – It’s Possible Universe is Not Expanding at Same Rate

There is a conundrum pertaining to the possibility of universes expanding in all directions at the same rate. According to the Hubble Law, the clusters of galaxies are further away than they should be. Therefore, hypothetically speaking, the universe is not expanding in all directions at the same rate. Edwin Hubble observed the relation between distance and recession velocity of galaxies in 1929.

April 10 – One and Only BepiColombo Visible Flyby – (Tonight in Western Hemisphere)

BepiColombo a joint project between the European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) aimed to exploring the Mercury planet will have its one and only flyby on April 10, 2020. The spacecraft is going to Mercury on a research mission.  BepiColombo is Europe’s first mission to Mercury. Launched on October 20, 2018, it is on a seven year journey to the smallest and least explored terrestrial planet in our Solar System.

Russian Scientists New Intriguing Work in Electronics Protection On Spacecrafts

Russian scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with other Russian institutions, completed research of the properties of a copolymer based on polyaryleneetherketones to assess the prospects of its application in space technology. The purpose of this study is to protect the electronics on a spacecraft, which is effected by the surrounding plasma. There are only three centers across the globe that have the necessary equipment and experts to successfully analyze the effects of electrification of materials for spacecraft in conditions close to its original state.

Galaxies, Universe and Music

Describing space above atmosphere by common language of “cosmic song”

Bijan Norouz have recently produced and edited some music for a video clip about the spheres and the cosmos, in which they have tried to describe the outer space of the earth for their audiences. As they believe there is a harmonic “Cosmic Song” among the celestial bodies and music is the one which can help a better understanding of the world above for the human.

Music and Cosmic Phenomena

There a lot of important concepts in philosophical and cosmic phenomena and this type of music can help you to think about them.

Black holes, a journey to the moon or a journey to Mars and any related Object to the terraincognita of celestial objects, has always been surprisingly intriguing to human. That’s why space travel has always been among the greatest dreams of mankind. For the first time in Iran, a music band has composed specialized music for the astronomical phenomena.

Russia is Testing a Spiral Magnetic Open Trap for Space (Moon)

The Russian Nuclear Physics Institute is entering the testing phase in the field of plasma for the use of a magnetic field with screw symmetry, which will allow controlling the rotation of the plasma to suppress the longitudinal losses of the plasma from an open trap. To test this concept, an experimental RESIN installation (a Spiral magnetic open trap) was developed and built.

It’s a Matter of Survival: The Colonization of Mars and the Imminent Complications

The meaning of the problem of overpopulation of the Earth came back in the 18th century. Demographer Thomas Malthus proposed the theory that overpopulation of the planet, which has become the cradle of mankind, is inevitable, and this will eventually lead to starvation, degradation of homo sapiens as a species and its disappearance. The scientist’s gloomy forecasts did not come true due to constantly developing medicine, first of all, mass vaccination, mechanization of agriculture, technology of deep freezing of products and wide development of the chemical industry.

Finally China Receives Laser Echoes from All Mirror Reflectors on Moon

For the first time, China received laser echoes from all mirror reflectors on the Moon (A15, A14, A11, L17, L21). The information became available via 6do news on December 8.  The research group successfully completed laser distance measurements between Earth and the moon. The first experiment by China took place in 2018 with a 1.2-meter telescope laser ranging system. Clearly, it is not competitive with the US results achieved in the same field.

Will Putin Severe Ties with China for Stealing Space and Nuclear Weapons Technologies?

China has been actively involved in espionage against Russia after the collapse of the  Soviet Union in 1991. In the last century, China has not been known for many inventions in the space field, but instead as been a successful copycat. The route to copying patented and classified inventions leads to espionage. The facts prove themselves. Even though China has the highest numbers of STEM grads under President’s Xi politics, still China is not a leader in the field. Also, Chinese education focuses on being a great follower, but not a leader, since the communist model does not allow room for individualistic views.

European Space Agency’s Largest Budget Ever – Here Comes Future Moon Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced a budget increase to $15.866 billion. The expansion of the budget was finalized on November 28. The ESA is an intergovernmental organization of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris. The national bodies who sit on ESA’s governing council are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Space as NATO’s New Operational Sphere – Will Starship Troopers Novel Come True?

NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs are meeting this week at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, also called the  is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949. It is expected that NATO will acknowledge space as NATO’s new operational sphere at these meetings.

New NASA Report on Travel to Space Station – What is the Future?

On November 14, the NASA Inspector General Office of Audits published a report entitled NASA’s Management of Crew Transportation to the International Space Station. The audit data was collected from February 2019 to November 2019 as per the audit standards. One of the main goals of the audit is to compare the piloted programs by Boeing, Space X and Soyuz.

The Future of Nuclear Space Reactors and Missions

There is a global interest in space travel and the question experts are discussing is “what type of fuel should the space reactors run on?” Commercial projects, including Elon Musk’s SpaceX, desire the conquering of other planets and even creating space colonies on the moon. Last year, SpaceX announced fashion innovator and Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to fly around the Moon in 2023.

Global Space Economy and Russian Corruption

Roskosmos and Russian space programs have been experiencing certain difficulties for some time. The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities is a state corporation responsible for the wide range and types of space flights and cosmonautics programs for the Russian Federation. Russia is unfortunately known for corruption and theft.

Recently, construction of the new Vostochny Cosmodrome resulted in the theft of 11 billion roubles ($171.3 million). This was confirmed by Russian press secretary Dmitriy Peskov, a Russian diplomat, translator and Turkologist. Since 2012, Peskov has been the Press Secretary for the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

Russia Declassified Partial Specs of Space Program Weapons from Soviet Era

Russia declassified additional information about weapons in space the Soviets who had a keen interest in defense projects in space.  The Cold War and the arms race were projected to take place in the space. Hence, the development of the weapons for such war. In the early 1970s, the Soviets launched a space station for defense purposes– Almaz, which contained the artillery system Chit-1. The system was one of a kind. The Almaz program was a highly secret Soviet military space station program begun in the early 1960s. Three crewed military reconnaissance stations were launched between 1973 and 1976: Salyut 2, Salyut 3 and Salyut 5.

Russian First Reusable Rocket Launch Set for 2020

Russia is developing a reusable rocket that is expected to be a competitor to the American made Falcon 9 rocket, a two-stage-to-orbit medium lift launch vehicle. The Falcon 9 is designed and manufactured by SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. It is powered by Merlin engines, also developed by SpaceX, burning liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellants. Falcon-9 is also the first ever reusable rocket.

Russia Announces Revolutionary Quantum Computer Working Prototype – There are Defense Applications

Russia has announced the first functioning prototype of the Quantum Computer. The Quantum computing idea began in the 1980s when physicist Paul Benioff proposed a quantum mechanical model of the Turing machine. The field of quantum computing is closely related to quantum information science, which includes quantum cryptography and quantum communication.

A Russian Scientist’s Incredible Idea: A Moon Colony with Artificial Gravity

Roskosmos posted recent ideas they’ve received pertaining to moon travel. The Roscosmos is a state corporation for space activities. It is a Russian corporation responsible for a wide range and types of space flights and programs.

A Russian scientist, Alexander Mayboroda, Director of Avanta Consulting in Rostov-On-Don, offered his engineering solutions. He has a myriad of patents pertaining to space. The most recent one being a “Method for Delivering Cargoes into Space and a System for Implementation of Same.” Rostov-on-Don is a port city and the administrative center of Rostov Oblast, the Southern Federal District of Russia.