The Future of Space Exploration in OPENSPACE 24 Now Available

The future of humanity relies on space exploration. Conquering the next barrier not only is full of expectations for the advancement of science, but also is also highly regarded as a journey that will bring humankind together. But where will we go (and where we will not) by 2030? For the 24 edition of OPENSPACE, we met the experts who can answer the question, “What does the future of space exploration really hold?”

OPENSPACE is the space engineering, aviation, security, and concurrent design magazine. The 24 edition of the publication is now available here.

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Special dossier: The Future of Space Exploration

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Special dossier: The Future of Space Exploration

Will humans go to Mars by 2030? Will humans build the Moon Village? In this special dossier, we looked at the main milestones of space exploration over the past 50 years and asked the experts for their predictions for the future. 

 

Special interview: Marco Micheli, Astronomer and NEO Observer

As an astronomer and NEO observer, Marco Micheli has been studying NEOs for over 20 years. He works at the ESA Space Situational Awareness (SSA)-NEO Coordination Centre in Frascati, Italy, where he observes those asteroids and comets that are considered most dangerous to our planet. We spoke with him about NEO research and the recent approach of Asteroid 2012 TC4 to Earth.

Cyber-Risk

Quantifying the Business Impact of Cyber-Risk

Cyber-risk has become one of the major threats to business continuity and reputation, but are organizations ready to tackle this new and unpredictable risk? We spoke with Enrico Vanin, CEO of Aon SpA and Aon Hewitt Risk & Consulting, and Romina Calciago, Aon Global Risk Consulting head, who recently joined forces with RHEA Group to launch a project that brings a revolutionary approach to the subject.

 

Concurrent Design Facilities Around the World

The success of the European Space Agency (ESA) has ignited the development of centers that apply the concurrent design methodology to optimize engineering design time and costs. We spoke with the directors of some of the industry’s leading concurrent design facilities (CDFs) around the world to find out how the implementation of the methodology is changing the way engineering is done.

Aviation

Revolutionizing the Industry with De-Icing Technologies

Every winter, airports across the world battle extreme cold temperatures and related weather and use a glycol-based solution, sometimes diluted with water, to avoid aircraft aerodynamic failures that can cause fatal accidents. In this feature, we explore more environmentally-friendly fluids that can also help battle the effects of cold weather in aircrafts and airports.

 

LISA Pathfinder Sets the Path for a New Astronomy Era

Following the success of LISA Pathfinder and the recent detection of gravitational waves by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), LISA has received the green light and will launch in 2034. We spoke Paul McNamara, LISA Pathfinder Project Scientist, to discover the many achievements of the mission and how it will change our understanding of the universe.

Bepi Colombo

Inside Europe’s First Mission to Europe

BepiColombo will allow scientists to develop a better understanding of the formation and evolution of the solar system. The spacecraft is on track for launch in 2018, when it will start its 7-year journey to reveal some of the deepest mysteries of Mercury.

 

Cloud Technology Enables Smart Lighting for Smart Cities

Ambitious energy efficiency targets are driving smart cities to implement cost-saving technologies for their street lighting systems. Recent developments in street-lighting intensity are helping cities to reduce energy by 30% by using traffic control systems combined with cloud-based storage and management applications.

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