Tracking satellites and space junk and conducting scientific research will be the main tasks of the new astronomical observatory that will be built in Bezmiechowa, Podkarpacie. With a growing number of satellites, the observatory is expected to help avoid collisions and ensure space safety.
We want to improve the chances of Polish companies in obtaining funds from the European Space Agency (ESA) that will help them advance in the space supply chain and provide not only individual components, but entire systems for the needs of space missions, President of the Polish Space Agency POLSA Professor Grzegorz Wrochna told PAP.
An important part of the Hard Capture System (HCS) that ensures the safety of astronauts has been developed in Poland. The purpose of the system is to provide a rigid connection between structures in order to allow for a pressurized passageway between two spacecrafts, SENER Polska reports. Its engineers developed the technology.
The phenomenon of fast radio bursts is one of the greatest mysteries of modern astrophysics. Until now it has been believed that their source is magnetars. The latest discovery, in which dr Marcin Gawroński from the NCU Institute of Astronomy played a large part, may partially revise this view.