MAX POLYAKOV

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

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The history of the Hubble telescope
24 September 2021
24 September 2021
The history of the Hubble telescope

The Hubble orbital telescope, over the course of its operation, has helped reveal some of the biggest scientific discoveries in the field of astronomy, uncover the age of the Universe, and conduct over a million different scientific researches.

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Dragonfly Aerospace’s journey from camera specialist to microsatellite builder
20 September 2021
20 September 2021
Dragonfly Aerospace’s journey from camera specialist to microsatellite builder

More known for the high-resolution cameras it builds, Dragonfly Aerospace plan to move into microsatellite manufacturing got a major boost when it was sold to serial entrepreneur Max Polyakov. SpaceNews caught up with Eugene Yakovlev, Dragonfly Aerospace’s CEO to learn more about its road map.

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The History of the ISS: From a project to scientific revelation
14 September 2021
14 September 2021
The History of the ISS: From a project to scientific revelation

ISS has allowed astronauts to live in space for months, providing a strong push for the development of new sciences and technologies capable of solving humankind’s problems on Earth, and will be able to assist in colonizing space in the future. This article delves into the history of the ISS.

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Firefly Aerospace Conducts First Test Launch of Alpha Launch Vehicle
10 September 2021
10 September 2021
Firefly Aerospace Conducts First Test Launch of Alpha Launch Vehicle

During 2,5 minutes of flight Firefly obtained a substantial amount of flight data that will be utilized to improve the design of future Alpha launch vehicles, including the second flight vehicle, which is currently being integrated for flight at their Briggs, Texas manufacturing and test facility.

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Firefly Aerospace’s successful first flight and root cause of the anomaly
08 September 2021
08 September 2021
Firefly Aerospace’s successful first flight and root cause of the anomaly

Firefly Aerospace conducted the first flight test of our Alpha vehicle on Sept 2, 2021. Although the vehicle didn’t make orbit, the day marked a major advancement for the team. Firefly demonstrated that they “arrived” as a company capable of building and launching rockets.

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Deep Space: Exploration Opportunities and Prospects
01 September 2021
01 September 2021
Deep Space: Exploration Opportunities and Prospects

Many generations of scientists and science fiction writers have taken for granted that one day humanity will be engaged in the conquest of deep space. But is that technologically feasible? And, if so, is there any practical point for humanity to leave their home and venture into the depths of space?

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Colonization of space: Living Outside of Earth
27 August 2021
27 August 2021
Colonization of space: Living Outside of Earth

Science fiction has often tackled the topic of space colonization – living on settlements outside our own planet, on asteroids, floating space colonies, or other, more esoteric places. But is that realistic and will people be able to colonize space in the near future?

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What is the Artemis Program?
23 August 2021
23 August 2021
What is the Artemis Program?

“From 1969 to 1972, astronauts from the U.S. National Air and Space Administration (NASA), responsible for space research, landed on our planet’s natural satellite five more times. Thanks to NASA’s new Artemis program, humans may soon once more walk on the lunar surface.”

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Firefly Aerospace conducts successful static fire test of its Alpha rocket
20 August 2021
20 August 2021
Firefly Aerospace conducts successful static fire test of its Alpha rocket

Firefly Aerospace announced the successful static fire tests of the first stage of its Alpha rocket. The static burn lasted for the planned 15 seconds. The team is preparing for the first launch, tentatively scheduled for September 2.

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Firefly names former SpaceX and Blue Origin Veteran as Chief Operating Officer
19 August 2021
19 August 2021
Firefly names former SpaceX and Blue Origin Veteran as Chief Operating Officer

Firefly Aerospace today announced that Lauren Lyons will join the team as Chief Operating Officer (COO). This appointment comes on the heels of Firefly’s recent component business announcement and preparation for its upcoming launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

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