Space exploration

L.A.D.E. – Lunar Architecture Design Exploration

Since Apollo missions, robotic exploration of deep space has seen decades of technological advancement and scientific discoveries. Today, NASA’s Artemis Program is envisioning a plan to drive humanity to live on the Moon. Indeed, the possibility of building a permanent settlement on the Moon is still a major challenge. In this framework, Alta Scuola Politecnica …

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MARS-EXOS

As space exploration is becoming increasingly important, there is an urgent need for innovative systems to help the human body adapt to the hostile conditions that characterize other celestial bodies, such as the reduced gravity. Exoskeletons, together with Virtual Reality environments, could be used to simulate such environments on Earth so that astronauts can prepare …

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MAV-Ops

The manned exploration of Mars is a very ambitious goal that requires a large amount of resources such as the oxygen needed to breath and fuel the Mars Ascend Vehicle. To overcome these limitations, ISRU practices come useful. We know that carbon dioxide constitutes about 96% of Martian atmosphere and it is the candidate for …

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Space Tech SEI

Since humanity has been able to make satellites orbit around the planet Earth, everyone’s life changed: not only due to GPS and wireless communication development; a deeper knowledge of our planet has been reached as well, and this helps in many ways, such as climate change monitoring. As a proof of the importance of the …

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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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Space Hotel Design

In 2001, space tourism became a reality. Millionaire Dennis Tito was the first “fee-paying” space tourist: he flew to the International Space Station (ISS) and spent one week there. Since then, an additional six space tourists flew to the ISS, including one woman. At the moment, this adventure is only affordable to the very wealthy. …

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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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