Popular Science Notes of the Space Colonization Journal

Popular Science Notes of the Space Colonization Journal is popular science supplement to our journal like scientific journals The New England Journal of Medicine Commentary or Nature News and Comment. But only for the space industry. In general, where we publish notes that relate to the popular explanation of the space phenomena or ideas presented in a popular form for space colonization problems.
Possible modification of the Shkadov thruster and its prospects to solve SETI problems.

Possible modification of the Shkadov thruster and its prospects to solve SETI problems.


07.10.2015    Dmitry Novoseltsev

Dmitry Novoseltsev So far, the search for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence activities (EI) within framework of SETI programs, and primarily radio transmission, did not give encouraging results. One possible explanation for this may be that the distance between both existing technically advanced civilizations is large (approximately hundreds of light-years or more), that defeats the purpose […]

Monthly guide to ‘The sky at night’. September 2015.

Monthly guide to ‘The sky at night’. September 2015.


30.08.2015    Richard Pearson

Richard Pearson On 28 September there will be a total eclipse of the Moon which will be visible over the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa. Sadly on this occasion observers in Australia and Philippines will miss out. The Moon will be at Perigee, closest to the earth on this date making it a […]

New Directions in Space Colonization.

New Directions in Space Colonization.


09.04.2015    Tony Milligan

Tony Milligan A workshop hosted by the School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire [1]. Organized as part of the British Interplanetary Society’s [2] ongoing Space Colonies Project [3]. University of Hertfordshire Saturday 11th April De Havilland Campus, Room R010, 10:00-16:00. The purpose of this event is to explore the viability of space colonization in the […]

On the question of the construction of structures on the Moon.

On the question of the construction of structures on the Moon.


03.01.2015    Daniia Iaksubaeva

Daniia Iaksubaeva The rapid space technology development reveals great international interest in possible space colonization. Previous extensive experience related to the Moon leads to further exploration and possible colonization of the Earth’s natural satellite. Currently, landing missions are being developed by many countries such as India (Chandrayaan-2/ISRO), China (Chang’e-3/CNSA), Japan (Selene/JAXA) and USA (NASA).

About the direction of the applied research of space colonization: a life study of different types of microorganisms (fungi, mold, bacteria).

About the direction of the applied research of space colonization: a life study of different types of microorganisms (fungi, mold, bacteria).


28.12.2014    Máté Szarka

Máté Szarka The writing of this article was prompted by the author’s article of Mr. Alexandrov [1], in which he raises the issue of sanitary and phytosanitary standards, preventing accretion of Named terrestrial organisms on the planet. As a graduate of biotechnology, the author of this article, admits another important aspect of space research in […]

Space beacons: what good are they in space?

Space beacons: what good are they in space?


03.06.2014    Alexander Bagrov

Alexander V. Bagrov («Authors») Beacons were invented in ancient times in order to ensure the security of maritime navigation. Until the mid-16th century no way for ship maritime position determination was, and the ships rid by “coastwise trade”: along the shore without leaving it in order to keep the possibility of pilotage. At night the […]

Creationism and the problems of communication with extraterrestrial civilizations.

Creationism and the problems of communication with extraterrestrial civilizations.


06.04.2014    Vladimir Dobrydnyev

Vladimir Dobrydnyev After the publication of scientific article about SETI [ 1] the following letter from the reader from the USA came to the our journal staff: “Does the editorial board of the Space Colonization Journal understand that the Darwin’s theory mentioned in the text [1], as well as the assumption that the intelligent life […]

How long can the body rotate in space?

How long can the body rotate in space?


05.04.2014    Alexander Bagrov

Alexander V. Bagrov The reader asked the Space Colonization Journal to answer the question: how long can the body rotate in space. This debate unfolded in [1]. In fact, this question is important for understanding the spacecraft design and astronauts motion in open space. Therefore, this note was decided to be written.

Space colonization: spacewalk and other questions.

Space colonization: spacewalk and other questions.


16.01.2014    Alexander Bagrov

Alexander V. Bagrov ( «Authors») Generally speaking, space colonization is a huge and multifaceted process that can’t be done without answering thousands of seemingly small, “private” questions. For example, how many people should be in space colonies that it could exist independently, without constant support from the Earth? What should be the greenhouses to support […]

On another apocaliptyc conjecture about the Sun.

On another apocaliptyc conjecture about the Sun.


25.12.2013    Sergey Bogachev

Sergey A. Bogachev ( «Authors») Not only engineering tools that allow building permanent structures – settlements or research station on the Moon, Venus or Mars – are required for the Solar system colonization. The main danger in space is solar radiation. In view of this, the problem is divided into two parts: firstly, the means […]

What is the difference between “space colonization” and “space exploration”?

What is the difference between “space colonization” and “space exploration”?


09.11.2013    Vladimir Dobrydnyev

Sometimes we receive complaints from the Space Colonization Journal readers. For example, what is the difference between two terms: “space colonization” and “space exploration”?

Giant UFO near the Sun is this reality or fiction?

Giant UFO near the Sun is this reality or fiction?


25.10.2013    Sergey Bogachev

Sergey A. Bogachev ( «Authors») Some pseudoscientific notes on the UFO subject are appearing nowadays, including a giant UFO near the Sun [1-8]. The author, as a leading researcher of the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute [9], has been studying the Sun for many years, participating in the TESIS project [10], unambiguously determines statements in the […]

A new space colonization era is the availability of space transport for small businesses.

A new space colonization era is the availability of space transport for small businesses.


02.10.2013    Vladimir Dobrydnyev

Victoriya Rapova, Vladimir Dobrydnev A brief note [1] from 26 April 2013 contained the following statement: “If in the next 10-15 years in the Russian Federation there is no support of space colonization by private companies , no one will have any interest in the Russian «Proton» [2] and other rockets for hundreds of millions […]

That is the space colonization purpose?


26.04.2013    Vladimir Dobrydnyev

Vladimir Dobrydnyev In this note, the author easily explains why we need the space colonization. Space colonization isn’t the far and fantastic directions of science and technology, but a real economic development prospect in the next 10-15 years.

The Mercury and Moon colonization.

The Mercury and Moon colonization.


03.04.2013    Vladimir Dobrydnyev

Vladimir Dobrydnyev You can reed briefly about the Mercury and the Moon colonization in Wikipedia [1], [2]. This article poses the question about the economic feasibility of producing helium 3 on Moon and Mercury, as the main space objects that have huge reserves of helium 3. Photo of Mercury was taken from [3].