What engine will go to the stars?

I must say that the problem of space distances increasingly asserting itself. Chemical rockets on its effectiveness has exhausted itself for the future. Even the nearest planets of the Solar system on them to fly extremely long. Nuclear space engines while not in orbit, but on paper. Ion on a large scale. The spacecraft with solar sails will be valid only within the Solar system.

What engine to fly to the stars and how? After all, even with a nuclear engine will take flight for decades and centuries! Why? Because, according to theories, it is impossible to exceed the speed of light. And by estimations of astronomers, the nearest star to Earth with exoplanets (a planet similar to earth) is at a distance of 13 light years.

It is about exoplanet Kapteyn b, which is presumably suitable for life. For those who do not know: for light year, the astronomers believe the distance that a beam of light passes in our earth year at the speed of 300,000 kilometers per second. Other discovered exoplanets: Gliese 832c (16 light years), Gliese 667 Cc (22,7 light years), Kepler 186f (500 light years), Kepler 62f (1200 light years). But on a normal ship flight to the nearest star to us (alpha and Proxima Centauri – the distance in four and a half light years) will take time-75 thousand years. Of course, not light, but ordinary, earthly years. Continue reading

The virtual space Museum


The future of cosmonautics is determined by the level of training space and related industries: scientists, engineers, and skilled workers. The light of the challenges, real opportunities, interests and prospects of development of the Moscow region state technological University, partnerships with educational institutions and enterprises of space industry of the city, the region, near and far abroad, youth interest in outer space, in the framework of the scientific-educational cluster in the city of Korolev is created m the space use “the Road to the stars”.

Among us are people directly involved in the development of space exploration has historical documents and materials that you want to perpetuate that is one of the main tasks of the virtual Museum. One of the solutions to the problems of staffing and space scientific-industrial complex is the introduction of vocational guidance in the early stages of formation of personality in the activities of institutions of General education aimed at further education in colleges and universities that prepare professionals to work in the space industry, the intensification of the process of scientific and educational training for youth, early engagement of youth to research and design activities. Continue reading

Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar system

The period of rotation around the Sun

Of 11.86 earth years

The first “date” earthly messenger with the giant of the Solar system – Jupiter was held in late 1973. Still on approach to Jupiter by “pioneer 10”, began to transmit color images of the planet Earth. On the screens in the mission control Center dynamic unfolding panorama of the approaching giant striped. Bright stripes on Jupiter are like ridges over high and cold clouds. And Vice versa: the dark stripes are the valleys between the ridges. Among the atmospheric lanes of the South tropical zone “blazed” the bright colors of the famous Great Red Spot.

Further large-scale image of this amazing education received by “Voyager-1” (the highest resolution on the images was 5 km), allowed us to understand the complex meteorology of Jupiter. It turned out that the mysterious spot has a clearly visible vortex structure: this is a floating disturbance in the atmosphere, in other words, a huge atmospheric vortex. In the spot, there is a rise of the substance and spreading it from the center. Continue reading

Changes in the Solar system
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Flight to Mars
Review of the mission ExoMars-2016 March 14, 2020 the Russian and European space agencies signed an agreement that turned a large-scale European program for the exploration of Mars in a…

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