The main plans of 2022: the lunar mission of the unmanned Orion spacecraft as part of the Artemis 1 program; the development and testing of new models of launch vehicles; cargo spacecraft, and research satellites; and the participation of the space sector in environmental conservation.
2022 marks the 45th anniversary of the two NASA spacecraft, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Voyager 1 recently began experiencing problems with its spatial orientation. We tried to figure out what happened to the spacecraft’s navigation, as well as looked at how exactly communication works in Deep Space.
ESA already stayed without a number of Russian rockets and components for their space missions. Perhaps, it is the Ukrainian space sector that has the necessary resources to meet these needs. Ukrainian space will have every chance to take place in the ESA it deserves.
The development of the James Webb telescope began in 1996 but it was launched into space on December 25, 2021. The James Webb telescope is expected to begin its very busy program of operations in early summer 2022.
Cooperation between Ukraine and ESA could open the way for hundreds of Ukrainian specialists of the space rocket industry, give Ukraine access to exchange of experience with Western colleagues. ESA can directly contribute to the inflow of additional investments in Ukrainian space startups.
For astronomists, the beginning of the 1970s was a time of tremendous anticipation: NASA had begun to develop a large space observatory Hubble. In fact, the telescope has been the godfather of all modern cosmology. However, scientists still had a lot of sweating to start a new chapter.
In the second half of the century, the start of the space age gave rise to ideas about creating a global satellite navigation system. But this was only an intermediate stage in the evolution of navigation systems.
The economic sanctions imposed on Russia as a result of the war it unleashed in Ukraine have begun gradually squeezing it out of world markets. Much to China’s delight. Under the pretext of stabilizing the Russian economy, China is quite capable of absorbing it.