Collecting data on the formation and evolution of galaxy groups and black holes - this task awaits the ATHENA telescope. Polish engineers are becoming more involved in the work on the device. The launch of the European Space Agency mission is scheduled for 2028.
Astronomers have combined the forces of several dozens of radio telescopes from five continents to study the remnant of the merger of two neutron stars, for which the gravitational wave GW170817 was detected in August 2017. A radio telescope of the Centre for Astronomy of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń participated in the observations.
Students from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology have completed work on an innovative gripper, whose operation they want to test in the microgravity and vacuum conditions. In March, their device will be launched to an altitude of 80 km on board the REXUS rocket.
Polish companies have a significant share in the EU market for processing and sharing satellite data; we are also beginning to count when it comes to their storage, says the head of POLSA, Dr. Grzegorz Brona. For example, infrastructure to store all EU`s satellite data is being built in Warsaw.