The European Space Agency`s OPS-SAT satellite has been in orbit since Wednesday. The mission`s goal is to test the satellite`s innovative onboard systems and mission control methods in space conditions. Specialists from the Polish company Creotech Instruments SA contributed to the work on the satellite.
In just a few seconds, a gamma-ray burst emits an amount of energy comparable to the total energy that the Sun will emit over the entire course of its life. After decades of search, two such phenomena, in the range of very high energy, have been recently by scientists including Polish researchers.