Month: February 2020

Super solar storms more frequent than we thought ???

I don’t want to be out there during one of them … and you ? Another idea for a short story

https://www.space.com/solar-super-storms-very-common.html

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Short stories

Lagrangian points ..

Lagrangian points have often be used in science fiction. Space station acheron is located on one of them. But rarely do we hear of the fifth lagrangian, that will be used to monitor our sun… See the video below for more information.
 
This is important as becoming a space faring civilisation will require us to look at things from other directions …
 
http://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Videos/2020/02/Lagrange_mission_to_provide_solar_warning
Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Human Starpilots, research

What would it be like to take a walk on Pluto ???

this article is amazing. Such a fascinating description of a walk around Pluto !

Some may have read “have space suit, will travel” from Robert Heinlein. This is both similar and yet a thousand times more detailled !

 

 

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in research

Do you know the deep space network ?

This fascinating site shows how we are tracking signals from space to support missions to mars. How in the future will we manage communications with multiples spaceships light-minutes away ?
 
https://deepspace.jpl.nasa.gov/
Posted by Fabrice Stephan in research

News from BBC : Mysterious radio signals from deep space detected

Original article : https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46811618

This signal has been decyphered. From insider source, here is what it says …

“My dear friend,
I have nowhere else to turn and am signaling to you as a last resort. I am the daughter of the great governor of the subimperial quadrant Epsilon Eridani. My late father has hidden antimatter shells worth trillions of Imperial credits, to prevent their use in terrible wars. They are now in ennemy territory and I am assembling a party to recover them.

If you would be lend me 100 dollar to kick start my effort, I will reward you beyond imagining. Paypal is supported for pan intergalactic transfers ….

Yours sincerely
Amanda Del Esperi”

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Short stories

Work in progress

Currently, 25 % of Space station Acheron has been finalised. Cover and blurb have been initiated… Launch in 4 weeks now

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Human Starpilots

Dear Santa

Have you ever watched this most excellent short movie ?

‘Dear Satan’, An Animated Short About a Girl Who Accidentally Writes Letter to Satan Instead of Santa

Here is the short story it inspired me.

It had started as a mad plan from Baal, his favorite, after an apprenticeship on Earth in a marketing agency. They would switch two letters and create a new identity. Hell had a bad reputation? Baal’s design would change it forever. They would keep his colors, the fiery red, as an emblem and change everything else. The location, the henchmen, everything.

And for a wonderful century, it worked. Santa enjoyed his new life as only one condemned for eternity could. And he did his best. Baal had requested to become the lead deer and seemed happy. The devils continued to help him and the damned became small elfs, crafting gifts under his orders. They labored without a break, sweating day after day.

Until a dark night of full moon in November when a little girl broke the spell and wrote to him, his real him, Satan. Some says, hell is paved with good intentions…

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Short stories

Medecine for space operations

Space will require us to heal from a distance. How are we preparing for this ??? Some answers to be found here !

http://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/From_Antarctica_to_space_telemedicine_at_the_limit

Imagine :
The message blipped on the main console.
“Station control, this is Spaceship Illbeback. Our Cargo master has been hit by a loose box in the main hold. Severe trauma on his head. We require emergency support.” A long string of images followed.

The controller turned on his chair to the Station Master. “Emergency. They transmitted from the jump point. That was twenty minutes ago. Arrival in ten hours at the station.”
“OK. Alert the medical team. How long till next message window?”
The controller turned to his console, raising several 3Ds around him. “They will jump in fifteen minutes. We can’t reply on their present position. Following jumps twenty minutes later. If we send a message in the next five minutes, it will reach them before they jump.”
The station controller nodded. They were used to telemedecine. However difficult those situation became, they would handle…

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in research

Research on going: private sector in low orbit

How will the private sector transform the low orbit ? A commercial module on the ISS is both a good news and an unknown :-). I will be watching this closely as it relates to the ideas in Space Station Acheron
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-selects-first-commercial-destination-module-for-international-space-station

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in research