Space Robotics was invited to the Insight presentation at the CAB and requested to provide TWINS scaled models.
The very same day NASA’s latest Mars Lander “InSight” successfully reached its deployment location, we were invited to a presentation of this mission at the CAB. A few weeks earlier, CAB had requested a few scaled models of TWINS, InSight’s onboard weather station which they had developed at Madrid; and we provided them on time, right before attending the presentation.
Between the 29th and the 31st October 2018, ESA’s latest open-to-the-public Space-Industry event took place in Bilbao (Spain). The “Space for Inspiration” international conferences, exhibitions and meetings presented a fresh view on the Space Industry to anyone (individuals or company’s representatives) interested in space exploration and in the new possibilities it offers.
Space Robotics original production “BepiColombo The Game” is already in the alpha test version and a public beta will hopefully be available for download in the following weeks. Join us in this adventure, learn more about this project and feel free to contact us if you want to get notified when the game is released.
Another summer begins and so does Summer Schools’ time! Once again we are in charge of designing, preparing, and coordinating all the activities for ESA‘s ESAC‘s annual Space Summer School. Over a hundred kids come to this daycamp every year looking up for fun and friends, but also hoping they will learn awesome new facts about space science and build some useful space-technology skills. Not to disappoint them, we must make a big effort and win a race against time creating devices, writing software and designing new activities for them. But with the latest technology at the service of education and scientific dissemination; and our professional team of physics, engineers, programmers, and educators; success is guaranteed.
We carry out many activities every day and by the end of the month we have accomplished more than a handful of them, so it would be preposterous to describe them all here. But we have intended to make a representative abstract of our achievements in the following lines.
ESA’s ESAC D-bulding hosts during this summer an Artistic-Scientific-Technological exhibition by SpaceRobotics, where planetary exploration is presented in an absolutely innovative way.
We are proud to announce that our collaboration with the European Space Agency is bearing fruit and a two-minutes-long video displaying Rosetta’s final images before programmed impact on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has already been released. It took several weeks of meetings and complex data processing at the European Space Astronomy Center, but after taking a look at the results we believe it was worth the effort.
ExoMars 2020 won’t be launched until… guess it… 2020, but missions are always designed years before the launching date, so ExoMars’ 2020 Rover’s final design has already been presented. Although we already had figures from previous sketches, we rushed on to create the first available scaled model of the rover’s latest and final design. (more…)
How cool would it be for students in schools or universities to learn about the space industry by building their own satellite? Although satellites are much cheaper now and some schools and universities do launch CubeSats once in a while, this is still unaffordable for most of the centers. And even if money is not a problem, time may be, as designing and building a satellite, however small it may be, requires a lot of time. Nevertheless, we found a solution for students to learn about the space industry while having fun designing and building their own affordable satellites in just a few hours.
Space Robotics presents “Astronaut Lili’s PodCast” a new educative audio resource for kids to learn science anywhere anytime. Play it in the car while driving back home, during the weekend’s family evening, or at the school in science lessons. We provide the material for free, where and when to use it, that’s up to you.
We are happy to announce that the upgrading of CESAR’s Solar Observatory conducted by Space Robotics has concluded successfully. The telescopes are already back to work, the new devices perform just as expected, and the observatory is now automatized and works on its own without human intervention.
JUICE won’t be launched until June 2022 but the final design has already been presented. On request of the JUICE Project team, we have created the first ever scale model of JUICE’s final design.
We have created the very best 3D model of the comet 67P for NASA’s CAESAR development team.
We have recently assembled the software for a completely new space-related project: TBT, a robotic telescope that will look for unidentified objects close to Earth.
We release our latest 3D creation: a Galileo satellite scale model. This model was designed from scratch under contract with ESA’s Galileo Programme.