MAX POLYAKOV

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

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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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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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