MAX POLYAKOV

International space technology and IT business entrepreneur, investor, economist and philanthropist

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Ukraine’s “Star” Aerospace Museums, Part 1
13 June 2024
13 June 2024
Ukraine’s “Star” Aerospace Museums, Part 1

Ukrainian scientists and cosmonauts were key to the success of the Soviet space program. Today, the public can visit museums devoted to the history of Ukrainian contributions to space exploration. Here, we will discuss some of Ukraine’s aerospace museum “stars!”

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The Ukrainian Cosmonaut Hall of Fame, Part 2: Ukrainians who built the world’s first orbital station
05 June 2024
05 June 2024
The Ukrainian Cosmonaut Hall of Fame, Part 2: Ukrainians who built the world’s first orbital station

At least three Ukrainians played a decisive role in the design (Volodymyr Chelomei, Serhiy Korolyov) and operation (Georgiy Dobrovolskyi) of the world’s first orbital station, the Salyut-1. This article is about outstanding Ukrainians who etched their names in the world history of space exploration.

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The big six: amazing planetariums of Ukraine, part 2
29 May 2024
29 May 2024
The big six: amazing planetariums of Ukraine, part 2

In the first part of this series, we told the story of the planetariums in Kyiv, Dnipro, and Kharkiv. Now we continue to introduce you to the astronomical pearls of Ukraine – planetariums in Vinnytsia, Kherson and Donetsk.

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The big six: amazing planetariums of Ukraine, Part 1
21 May 2024
21 May 2024
The big six: amazing planetariums of Ukraine, Part 1

Over the course of the 20th century, six large planetariums were built on Ukrainian territory. Due to the war, only four planetariums are open today, with another (Donetsk) now located under Russian occupation. Despite this, all of these facilities remain part of Ukraine’s space heritage.

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Satellite mapping of the Earth: how close are we to three-dimensional geospatial awareness
15 May 2024
15 May 2024
Satellite mapping of the Earth: how close are we to three-dimensional geospatial awareness

The building of satellite constellations and leaps in the development of automated systems based on machine learning have strengthened the potential of remote Earth monitoring. Today, we will discuss how close we are to three-dimensional satellite visualization of the Earth, and its advantages.

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Ukrainian Cosmonaut Hall of Fame: The First Class
09 May 2024
09 May 2024
Ukrainian Cosmonaut Hall of Fame: The First Class

Today, we will talk about Ukrainian cosmonauts who were part of the selection group for the first manned space mission in human history. Some of their exploits have forever entered the history of world cosmonautics, while others became part of the space heritage of Ukraine.

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Satellite combat: the history of space weapons
01 May 2024
01 May 2024
Satellite combat: the history of space weapons

According to reports, Moscow plans to place nuclear weapons in low-Earth orbit, intended for use against satellites. It is useful to recall the history of anti-satellite weapons, and also talk about why, even during the Cold War, placing nuclear bombs in orbit was considered a bad idea.

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Touching the cosmos: the best aerospace museums in the world
25 April 2024
25 April 2024
Touching the cosmos: the best aerospace museums in the world

Rocket engines, real space shuttles and ships and samples of extraterrestrial rock – this is not a complete list of what you can find in the world’s best rocket and space museums. Their expositions allow us to visualize the entire span of development of the latest space era.

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Will rocket modeling train Ukraine new engineers?
17 April 2024
17 April 2024
Will rocket modeling train Ukraine new engineers?

Model rocketry is a competition in which participants create model rockets designed to perform specific tasks. By doing this, people are developing their engineering skills. And it is precisely these engineers that Ukraine needs for the development of industry and for the sake of the future.

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Women in space: from the 60s to the present day
10 April 2024
10 April 2024
Women in space: from the 60s to the present day

93 women astronauts have travelled to space. Beyond these, thousands of women contribute every day to space exploration. Today’s article is dedicated to women in astronautics: pioneers of orbital aviation, as well as scientists and engineers who shaped the development of the space industry.

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