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ROSA President invited at the "Space Day" conference during the Farnborough International Airshow, 14-20 July, 2014
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Friday, 11 July 2014   

On 15 July 2014, the President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso, is invited at the "Space Day" Conference, which will take place during the Farnborough International Airshow FIA, the most prestigious event in the field. Recognised as a platform for presenting innovations in this domain, the Farnborough International Airshow provides first class opportunities for the global aerospace industry, the exhibition and air show being known as the largest in the world. The event takes place from 14 to 20 July 2014.

The "Space Day" Conference is one of the most popular activities in the program, where representatives from government and industry and heads of space agencies will participate.

Along with the space dedicated day, between July 14 to 17 seminars on space will take place, whose purpose is to present the benefits of space and satellite applications for aviation, security and defense, both in the civil and military areas.

The Farnborough Airshow is organised every two years by Farnborough International Ltd. with the support of the Society of British Aerospace Companies SBAC at Farnborough airfield, in an indoor and outdoor ​​8500 square meters area, structured in four halls and an international area dedicated to international chambers of commerce and various associations.

The importance of this year's rally was anticipated since May, when the organiser announced a record number of applications for exhibitions at the fair, both for static aircraft park and flying, at that time more than 70 aircraft in the first category and 23 in the second already being confirmed.

For more details about the space seminars visit this page.

Image credit: http://www.farnborough.com/

 

 

 
The President of the Romanian Space Agency present at Romania's Day, during the Solar Decathlon Europe, Versailles
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Wednesday, 09 July 2014   

On 9 July 2014, Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso, President of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) holds a presentation during the Romania's Day event, at the Solar Decathlon Europe’s second edition — SDE. Held from 28 June to 14 July 2014 in Versailles, SDE is a international architecture and applied technologies university competition that encourages universities to design and build the solar homes of the future, able to cover their energy consumption independently. Each participating State is granted a day during which it can present its own project.

Romania's Day, organised by the Ministry of Education in Romania, the EFdeN Romanian project team and the Romanian Cultural Institute will include the official opening of the Romanian solar habitat, an exhibition that presents the most important results of scientific research in Romania, and also the viewing of short films from the Romanian Short Waves Cannes 2014 festival.

Romania's project, EfdeN, is the only one from Central and Eastern Europe selected to participate in the competition in Versailles and it was built by a team emerged from the collaboration between the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest,  "Ion Mincu" School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. The project proposes a solar energy efficient home, sustainable and intelligent. The concept proposed by the EfdeN team is dedicated to the urban environment and it is considered an innovation in energy efficiency through the integration of the prototype of an "urban farming" productive greenhouse. More information about the project of the EfdeN team can be found here: http://efden.org/

At this year’s edition, in addition to Romania, other 15 countries are attending the competition: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, the United States of America, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, India, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan. Thus, for over a month, 800 participants, 200 teachers and 41 educational institutions that form the 20 teams entered in the competition will present their prototypes in real size.

At the previous edition of SDE, which was held in Madrid, Romania was represented by the PRISPĂ prototype, which ranked 9, achieving 2nd place in the contest for Energy Efficiency, 4th in Energy Balance and 2nd place in the Audience Choice.

Image credit: EfdeN

 
The development of research partnership between Romania and France, on ROSA’s agenda
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Wednesday, 09 July 2014   

Between 8 and 10 July 2014, the president of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA), Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso, is participating in the Romanian delegation visiting France, along with officials from the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development, representatives of Romanian research institutes and companies, and the Romanian Embassy representatives in France. The overall objective of the visit is to intensify the cooperation between Romania and France, as well as developing partnerships in the field of research and technological development.

The Romanian delegation’s agenda includes visits to the Thales Alenia Space and Amplitude Systèmes companies, the latter being the one that offers all ultrafast laser technologies currently available, and a visit to the Institute of Optics (Institut d'Optique) d'Aquitaine.

The delegation will take part also at the exhibition organised on 9 July for Romania's participation in the second edition of Solar Decathlon Europe - SDE, an architecture and applied technology international university competition, where each participating country will be able to present their project during a special day dedicated to them. During the event, Dr. Phys. Marius-Ioan Piso will hold a presentation on Romania's participation in the missions of the European Space Agency (ESA), such as Planck, CLUSTER II, VENUS EXPRESS, GAIA, SOHO, CoRoT, and in the ESA optional programs as a Member State.

Along with Romania's participation in the ESA missions, on the visit’s topics agenda are noted the most important Romanian scientific research, development and innovation projects, such as the high power laser ELI-NP (Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics) or the International Centre for Advanced Studies "Danube River - Danube Delta - Black Sea" (DANUBIUS - RI).

 
120 years since the birth of „the father of astronautics”, Hermann Oberth
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Tuesday, 24 June 2014   

25 June 2014 marks 120 years since the birth of Hermann Oberth at Sibiu, father of aeronautics and technical precursor of a new technological era.

Enthusiast since childhood about Jules Verne's books, especially "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Journey around the Moon", the future scientist realised his first model rocket at the age of 15, and at later he did a series of calculations for a multistage rocket.

Later, his work would be so revolutionary, that it was regarded with great apprehension by scientists and publishers. His paper, "Rocket to interplanetary space", was refused for publication in Germany, because it contained among other things "too much Math for a Physics paper and too much Physics for a mathematical book". But it was accepted by Professor Augustin Maior in 1922 at the University of Cluj in Romania, as dissertation for the award of Mathematics and Physics professor title.

A few years later, in 1929, the main work of Hermann Oberth was published, entitled "Ways of interplanetary flight", also called "the Bible of astronautics science", work which received then the International Award for interplanetary flight science.

While he served as Professor at the Stephan Ludwig Roth High School in Medias, Oberth created there most of his scientific work to the construction and flying of rockets in space. King Carol II gave him permission to do experiments at the Aviation School in the city, and during 1932-1935 Oberth will build numerous experimental  model rocket, a few of which were even launched.

Since 1950, Hermann Oberth worked at Spezia, Italy, where he built an ammonium nitrate rocket and then left for America in 1955, where he worked under the supervision of Wernher von Braun in the U.S. space program. He returned to Germany, then he was a temporary consultant in America, and in 1962 he moved at his Feucht home.

By the end of his life he received numerous honors and recognitions for his work, for which institutes or astronautics awards carrying his name had been established, and he was decorated and welcomed in many prestigious institutions. Currently, 90 solutions are assigned to Hermann Oberth, which were later used in the worldwide construction of rockets, and more than 300 formulas, Physics and Mathematics relationships and conceptual ideas of his were then subsequently translated into practice.

Unfortunately, the scientist is known more internationally and too little in Romania, especially in the small world of astronautics. In the Technology Museum in Vienna, for example, Oberth's presence is prominent, but it says nothing about Romania, about his origin, about the place where his scientific work was created or where he received his professor license for the aforementioned work, later published as a book in Germany.

Source: http://enciclopediaromaniei.ro/

 

 
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