Supersensitive cameras – Detects threats for Earth
Supersensitive cameras – Will be the heart of the NEOSTEL ground-based telescope, whose task will be to detect dangerous for Earth objects. It will be part of the space situational awareness system (SSA) created by the European Space Agency (ESA). It’s about supervising space and tracking space objects. The NEOSTEL ground-based telescope is designed to help you with tasks that can detect various threats to objects Earth. The heart of the telescope will be the super sensitive CCD (Charge Coupled Device) cameras used for astronomical observations. Creotech Instruments S.A. is responsible for the development and production of cameras.
The cameras are cooled down to -50 ° C and maintained in a similar environment to the vacuum, so that when installed on the telescope it can observe the object of the size of a tennis ball, from a distance of 1000 km. This will not only detect asteroids that threaten Earth, but also space debris that can threaten functioning satellites and damage or destroy International Space Station (ISS).
Long-term stay in space – Accelerates skin aging
Long-term stay in space – Accelerates the aging of the skin. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti after 199 days of the mission to the International Space Station ISS had a 20% thinner skin, but by no means not the only change that affects the body. Sensation of taste in space is somewhat impaired. In the state of weightlessness bodily fluids migrate to the top, mucous membranes swell, we feel a little rhinitis and we have a smaller appetite. There is also disorientation. Our labyrinth is not accustomed to the lack of gravity vector. Which on Earth says, where is down and where the top. There are headaches. Our body stretches. There is no gravity, so there is also what squeeze the spine, which can grow several centimeters. To muscles do not diminished, the astronauts in their daily schedule also have a designated time to exercise.
Dragon CRS-7 SpaceX
Dragon CRS-7 SpaceX – After the accident, 28 June 2015. At Cape Canaveral, the spacecraft Dragon CRS-7 company SpaceX. Which carried transport to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX issued a statement that it was suspending flights of its Falcon 9 launch vehicle accident caused the explosion of the rocket.
Scott Kelly spent year orbit – At the ISS Station
Scott Kelly spent year orbit – March 1 when astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after nearly a year spent at the International Space Station ISS, was surprised to discover that in that time has grown 5 cm. At his age, already it does not happen, unless, in the cosmos. Devoid of the influence of Earth’s gravity, the spine elongates because expanding the intervertebral discs. During the mission, the standard length of astronauts gain approx. 2.5 cm, but after returning to Earth quickly return to the previous size.
The aim of the annual mission of Kelly was among others examine how long-term stay in microgravity affects the human body. Determining this is necessary before a manned expedition American astronaut, who stayed in orbit about a year. An additional advantage of Scott, to render it an ideal candidate for research, is his twin brother Mark, who remained on Earth. Throughout their stay controlled health specialists from NASA.