The team "Impuls" from Kielce University of Technology won the 4th edition of the international competition European Rover Challenge that ended last week in Starachowice (Świętokrzyskie). The award was presented by the Minister of Science and Higher Education, Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin.
On September 14, the European Rover Challenge, the largest robotics and space event in the world will begin. An open-air field modelled on the surface of Mars is now being prepared near Starachowice. 400 players from all over the world will take part in the competition of Mars robots.
The Polish-Lithuanian group of astronomers will work on detection of black holes hiding in our Galaxy; small telescopes throughout Europe will also aid their search. Dr. Łukasz Wyrzykowski (Astronomical Observatory of the University of Warsaw) describes for PAP the project he’s leading.
Studies on the effects of the conditions in the upper layers of the atmosphere, especially high doses of radiation on the functioning of human cells will be conducted by Wroclaw Medical University students. They intend to use a grant from the Ministry of Science to establish cooperation with the European Space Agency.
AGH and JU students have collected the necessary funds and are now finishing work on the KRAKsat satellite. They emphasize that their object will be the first in the world to use ferrofluid to stabilize its position relative to the Earth. The launch into space is planned for April 2019.
Student satellite PW-Sat2 is ready for the autumn launch into space. In the Netherlands, it has been attached to the container, in which it will be located during the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This autumn it will travel to the U.S., where it will be placed on a rocket and launched into space.