MAX POLYAKOV

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

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The eyes and ears of modern warfare: a brief history of satellites in military conflicts (part 2)
29 November 2022
29 November 2022
The eyes and ears of modern warfare: a brief history of satellites in military conflicts (part 2)

In order to fully unlock the military potential of satellites, it was not enough just to put them into orbit. It was necessary to organize the protection of military satellites. This has led to defense doctrines to be used in possible future space conflicts.

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Non-peaceful space: How ballistic missiles changed the course of modern warfare
23 November 2022
23 November 2022
Non-peaceful space: How ballistic missiles changed the course of modern warfare

The second half of the 20th century was the golden age of rocket science. This is the story of how, in half a century, missiles have gone from a formidable retaliatory weapon in the bloodiest war in history to the main means of preventing it – nuclear deterrence missile forces.

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Asteroids: the history of detection and classification of small bodies of the solar system
16 November 2022
16 November 2022
Asteroids: the history of detection and classification of small bodies of the solar system

No other category of celestial bodies is surrounded by as many myths and misconceptions as asteroids. So, today we would like to talk about them. The first part of our material will be dedicated to the history of discovering these bodies and the challenges associated with their classification.

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The contribution of philanthropists to the development of science and educational projects
10 November 2022
10 November 2022
The contribution of philanthropists to the development of science and educational projects

Today we will talk about the role of patrons and sponsors in the development of science, and about the most promising competitions, grants, and private educational initiatives, and also about what role philanthropists play in the development of society, especially in difficult times.

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The Eyes and Ears of Modern Warfare: A Brief History of Satellites in Military Conflicts (Part 1)
03 November 2022
03 November 2022
The Eyes and Ears of Modern Warfare: A Brief History of Satellites in Military Conflicts (Part 1)

The full-scale war that began in Ukraine in February 2022 has proven the importance of satellite technology in modern military conflicts. The orbital constellation of Starlink satellites and thousands of ground receiving stations provided by SpaceX to the Ukrainians have served the critical communication needs of military units and civilian infrastructure. Moreover, SAR (synthetic aperture […]

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Modern Engineering Innovations: The Submarine and the Steam Engine
27 October 2022
27 October 2022
Modern Engineering Innovations: The Submarine and the Steam Engine

The scientific revolution that took place towards the end of the 17th century transformed the world. The successful combination of water and fire led to the creation of steam engines, and an understanding of the basic principles of barometric pressure led to the ability to make the first submarine

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The development of rocket weapons: How rocket artillery changed the face of war
20 October 2022
20 October 2022
The development of rocket weapons: How rocket artillery changed the face of war

Rocket weapons form the basis of strategic nuclear deterrence forces and multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), anti-ship, and anti-aircraft missile systems. But before completely changing the face of modern warfare, the rocket weapons went through almost 800 years of development.

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Sustainable Space: What was discussed at World Space Week 2022?
11 October 2022
11 October 2022
Sustainable Space: What was discussed at World Space Week 2022?

World Space Week 2022 was timed to coincide with the 65th anniversary of the first artificial earth satellite’s launch. The continuing and uncontrolled growth of the number of satellites in orbit was particularly acute at the forum. The title of World Space Week 2022 was “Space and Sustainability” .

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The development of modern scientific thought: empiricism, mechanics, and gravity
06 October 2022
06 October 2022
The development of modern scientific thought: empiricism, mechanics, and gravity

The end of the Renaissance in Europe was characterized by a flourishing of scientific thought. During this time, the basic principles of physics, astronomy, and mechanics were formed. The emergence of the classical scientific tradition naturally led to the emergence of new technological innovations

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Firefly Aerospace has successfully launched its Alpha rocket to space
03 October 2022
03 October 2022
Firefly Aerospace has successfully launched its Alpha rocket to space

Firefly Aerospace, Inc. successfully launched its second Alpha rocket into space. The Firefly Alpha was launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The launch began on October 1 at 12:01 a.m. PDT. About 8 minutes after liftoff, the Firefly Alpha rocket’s upper stage reached LEO orbit.

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