Space exploration

SB 4.0 WAPI: Space Business 4.0

Space Business 4.0 (SB4) has the goal to generate innovative business models based on satellite data. The team has been required to analyze the space ecosystem, highlight enabling and limiting factors for the creation of satellite-based business models, generate several innovative downstream applications, select the most promising, develop and validate it by interviewing prospective adopters. …

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SAEXE: Space Architecture for EXtra-planetary Exploration

The Space Architecture for Extraplanetary Exploration (SAEXE) project set the objective to provide an innovative yet feasible solution to allow manned exploration of Mars in the next years. The project addressed the design of a greenhouse for on-site food production on Mars, conceived to grant self-sufficiency to human-tended space missions, through the implementation of an …

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ARAM-AOCS: Development of innovative attitude and orbit control for low-cost and low-mass spacecrafts

The aim of the ARAM-AOCS project was to design an Attitude and Orbit Control system for a new class of small, affordable and easy-to-use satellites. The idea was proposed and supported by the Politecnico di Torino Electronics Department, that developed AraMiS, aiming to provide a modular satellite architecture in a very short period of time. …

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CoSpaR: Components for Space Robotics

In the next decades, planetary exploration will play an important role in directing global technological development and at the same time will provide an extensive application and testing field for many innovative technologies. In support of exploration missions, new space systems must be developed requiring research on many new technologies involving robotics, automation, bio-engineering, artificial …

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GreenSpace: Space and Green Technologies

The pursuit towards eco-friendliness is radically transforming the way we think, design and work, as private companies and public organizations approach the concept of sustainability as a new frontier and a powerful trigger for innovation. Up to now, the space industry is not implementing any analysis or quantification of the environmental impact of its activities, …

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HyperSMS: GOING HYPERSONIC, Spaceplane Multifunctional Structures

The HyperSMS project is devoted to the identification of a solution for achieving reusability of space vehicles and thus increasing space access capability. What really is the obstacle for the realization of a truly reusable space vehicle is the flight phase called re-entry, when the space vehicle impacts with the Planetary atmosphere at hypersonic velocity. …

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D-VERSE: The Space Park

Space has always captured human imagination ever since the most ancient civilizations, but it was only in the last century that science evolved to the point where the actual space exploration could start. Nowadays astronomy and aerospace studies are among the most advanced fields of research and development in the world. The extreme conditions in …

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