Chinese returnable research satellite Shijian-10 (SJ-10, NORAD ID: 41448) successfully returned after 12 days space journey to Earth. Satellite returned three days earlier than it was previously announced (mission was described with duration of 15 days). It was launched at 17:38 GMT on April 5, 2016 and spent 12 days remaining on LEO at 220 km x…Read More
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On 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara we have seen vision of Mars colonization presented by SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk. On impressive animation was shown giant rocket with largest spacecraft ever created, flying to Mars with colonists. Plans of SpaceX are based on solid basement. Company is doing well with their Falcon-9, which showed us that reusability of launch vehicles Continue Reading...more
SpaceX Falcon-9 FT with Israeli communication satellite Amos-6 belonging to Spacecom Ltd. exploded at Cape Canaveral before ultimate trial before launch planned for 3rd September at 07:00 GMT. This test fire was planned to be conducted at Complex 40 launch pad. This accident happened over 14 months after failure CRS-7 mission on June 2015. This time Falcon-9 failed before fire test, last before Continue Reading...more
Restrictions of Kyoto Protocol are not only referring to carbon dioxide but also to methane. But in case of this gas, cars and industry are not main problem - source of methane are livestock farming and usage of fossil fuels. One of biggest issues with methane is fact that its effect on global warming is around 25 times stronger than Continue Reading...more