ESA develops a system of space signal lights for safe docking of ships with satellites

Docking spaceships with each other is now common, but with increasing

the number of manned space flights, the boom of commercial tourism and the growing interest in remote satellite maintenance and their utilization; docking security will become a serious problem.

ESA is developing a kind of systemsignal lights - marker PEMSUN. Thanks to a combination of infrared reflectors and phosphorescent stickers, markers will not only make the device more visible, but also allow you to build docking schemes.

“The idea itself is not new, but for the first time we made and tested samples of patches for the multi-layer insulating coating of a spacecraft.”


It was previously reported that Japanese engineers fromAerospace Research Agency (JAXA) will develop a special menu for the colonizers of the Moon. This will allow people for a long time to be without fresh food, getting a variety of foods.