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.
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.
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.
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.
The aerospace transport sector, which can be divided into launch vehicles and spacecraft, promises plenty of interest to come this year. Let’s take a look at the main presentations of the space industry, scheduled for 2024, and try to understand what requests they form.
European rocket industry was steadily floundering in place until 1975 when the newly created ESA began its launch vehicle development program. This step guarantees Europe a certain level of independence in conducting space missions and also proves Europe’s prowess in the global space launch market.
The global strategic confrontation continued. With the development and implementation of new types of communication, supply chains using ballistic missiles, and even projects to place nuclear weapons in orbit, 2023 will be remembered for the active fusion of the space and defense spheres.
In the two previous installments of this series, we recounted the history of humanity’s study of the Red Planet – from the very first missions to the present. Today we will talk about future Martian explorers: ExoMars, Mars Orbiter Mission 2, EscaPADE, Mars Sample Return and SpaceX dreams.
Read about the development of the European Space Agency’s programs, exploring of Jupiter, launches to Titan and Venus and about the future plans in the second instalment of our series devoted to the history of ESA.