(Convegni, Seminars, Conferences)

  • Language: ITALIAN
  • Enrollment: 09-03-2021to hour 12:00 on
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Description of the initiative

The course is structured as a series of seminars held by Giovanni Caprara, Science Editor of Corriere della Sera and President of Scientific Italian Journalists. Topics of the seminars:
  1. How to develop space activities from an economic point of view: past examples between public and private in the United States concerning air transport, telecommunications, railways
  2. Two contrasting stories of the "greats of space" at Polimi: the adventure gone wrong in propulsion with Corrado Casci and the success of the Sirio satellite which opened a new window in telecommunications with Francesco Carassa. What caused the failure and the success? Two significant moments in the history of Italian space and a comparison/clash of ideas on the future.
  3. From Luigi Broglio's San Marco project to the birth of the Italian space industry: how it happened and why. The evolution of Italian space policy in the international context. Ministers and choices that determined scientific, technological and economic developments
  4. Italian space scientists in the United States after the Second World War and the pursuit of the espionage services: Antonio Ferri, master of high speed from Guidonia to New York, and Luigi Crocco, creator of the first combustion chamber from Rome to Princeton, where he worked on the thrusters of the lunar Saturn V.
  5. The birth of European space and the conflict with the United States between scientific aid and technological-commercial competition in telecommunications satellites and launchers in order to guarantee autonomy and control of the market.
  6. Space China today, starting from the key figure of Tsien, protected by von Karman at Caltech in California and then in 1950, considered a spy, was exchanged for an American prisoner. Tsien was one of the key figures in the first US programme for space propulsion. Back in Beijing, he became the father of Chinese space. Between Maoist political ambitions and collaborations with Moscow, China began space exploration in 1969 (when America landed on the Moon) with the first satellite, and then, after capsules, Taikonauts and Tiangong laboratories, the lunar programme approved in 2003, which is now challenging American plans. In the meantime, Beijing is launching a private space programme, Chinese style of course.
  7. The United Nations international space treaties to be rewritten on the eve of the return to the Moon for resource extraction: limits, economic conflicts and interests of the various countries (including developing countries)


dal April 2021 a May 2021


mercoledì 07/04 - 17:15 - Aula L.06
mercoledì 14/04 - 17:15- Aula L.06
mercoledì 21/04 - 17:15- Aula L.06
mercoledì 28/04 - 17:15- Aula L.06
mercoledì 05/05 - 17:15- Aula L.06
mercoledì 12/05 - 17:15- Aula L.06
mercoledì 19/05 - 17:15- Aula L.06

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