MAX POLYAKOV

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

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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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Space up close: the top 7 best planetariums and astronomical museums in the world
03 April 2024
03 April 2024
Space up close: the top 7 best planetariums and astronomical museums in the world

Planetariums are gateways into the world of astronomy – domed space theaters where the viewer can clearly examine down to the smallest detail what makes up outer space. We have compiled an exclusive selection of the most fascinating planetariums to get our readers excited about astronomical science.

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Nuclear weapons in orbit: the final destruction 20th century’s orbital order
27 March 2024
27 March 2024
Nuclear weapons in orbit: the final destruction 20th century’s orbital order

Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons have been available throughout human space history, first tested in 1959. ASAT weapons were designed to take out one satellite per strike. However, the launching of large satellite constellations forced the evolution of mass satellite destruction nuclear weapons.

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Moon races: how new political alliances are being formed
21 March 2024
21 March 2024
Moon races: how new political alliances are being formed

In recent years, the world has been moving further and further towards demarcation and renewed geopolitical confrontation. The new alliances formed on Earth are gradually moving to outer space. Today, they are united by one common goal – to conquer the moon.

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A Pandora’s Box of Missiles, Part 2: North Korea’s Military Capabilities and Intentions
14 March 2024
14 March 2024
A Pandora’s Box of Missiles, Part 2: North Korea’s Military Capabilities and Intentions

Stockpiles of weapons which the DPRK has been accumulating for 40 years is enough to sell to third countries. DPRK is already present in Earth’s orbit: the first North Korean spy satellites began to appear. We can see that an anti-Western alliance is taking shape.

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Overview of major international space technology conferences in 2024: the year ahead for private space
05 March 2024
05 March 2024
Overview of major international space technology conferences in 2024: the year ahead for private space

The main international events and conferences of 2024 will include Paris Space Week 2024, the Global Aerospace Summit, International Astronautical Congress, Space Tech Expo Europe, and others. But beyond noting these events, it is also worth considering the topics of these conferences.

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Space weapons and the problem of orbital debris: two sides of the coin
29 February 2024
29 February 2024
Space weapons and the problem of orbital debris: two sides of the coin

In modern life, the loss of satellites threatens to completely disrurpt all spheres of state and institutional management, from the banking system to communications, from logistics to navigation. But first of all, it would be ruinous for the defense sector.

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The Webb Telescope’s major discoveries: galaxies at the edge of the universe, failed stars, and methane on exoplanets
21 February 2024
21 February 2024
The Webb Telescope’s major discoveries: galaxies at the edge of the universe, failed stars, and methane on exoplanets

On December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) was set to orbit, its creation took almost two decades and cost $10 billion. Two years have passed since then. What has the telescope already discovered during this time? Let’s take a look.

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Race to the Moon: A Comparison of the US and Chinese Space Programs
14 February 2024
14 February 2024
Race to the Moon: A Comparison of the US and Chinese Space Programs

The US and China are competing to be the first to build a base on the moon. Loud statements, plans and accuses of intending to appropriate and militarize our nearest cosmic neighbour. Both have ambitions not just to plant their flag on the moon, but also to gain a foothold there.

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A Pandora’s Box of Missiles: Who Built North Korea’s Ballistic Arsenal
07 February 2024
07 February 2024
A Pandora’s Box of Missiles: Who Built North Korea’s Ballistic Arsenal

More and more news about North Korea in the context of missile launches, spy satellites, and supply of ballistic missiles to Russia. This is not the first decade in which North Korea has threatened with its missiles to the World. The first part is about the formation of the DPRK’s missile arsenal.

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