The space industry is one of the fastest-growing industries. The development of technology in the last century has allowed us to travel to ever further and more secretive corners of space. And although space tourism is a song of the (near) future, it is worth considering what aspects should be the focus of attention for those planning an extraterrestrial journey?
Dr. Monika Paluch-Ferszt from the Environmental Laboratory of Heavy Ions at the University of Warsaw and Dr. Eng. Tomasz Krawczyk DELab UW, an Enterprise Europe Network expert, talk about space travel, how to adapt electronics to it and how the space industry is developing, answering Dr. Justyna Pokojska’s questions about
-circumstances that help smooth the passage through the atmosphere,
-factors that make it easier for us to travel to orbit,
– threats to electronics after leaving Earth,
- ways of imitating cosmic radiation on Earth,
-the effects of heavy ions on computer components,
- institutes in operation that test electronics by imitating conditions in space,
- the diet of astronauts in orbit.