The Peregrine spacecraft is scheduled to blast off to the Moon in the summer of 2022, carrying a special cargo as well as scientific research equipment. The charge is a space metal plate made by Budapest-based Puli Space Technologies, on which the history of six Hungarian scientists is recorded.
The metal plate withstands even the harshest conditions, so the work of five contemporary Hungarian scientists, whose research is expected to have a long-term impact on the development and future of mankind, and the story of Zoltan Bay, who was the first to reach the moon with radar waves. The signal-gathering method used in Bey and his team’s experiment played a significant role in understanding the universe and laying the foundations for radar astronomy.
In addition to Zoltán Bay’s scientific work and findings on the board, five scientists were selected with the help of the Women in Science Association (NaTE), Adam Veronica biochemist, Albert Laszlo Barabasi physicist, neuroscientist Tamas Freund, biochemist Catalin Cariko, and Eva Condorossi Visible to the biologist. The initiative is supported by Telenor Hungary and Tungsram, and the service provider asked NaTE to choose the five names.
Puli Space Technologies has produced a 200 x 200 millimeter plate weighing 160 grams with a special thermal protection process. The plate will be located in the basic structure of the probe being launched into the moon.
(Cover image: Biologist Eva Kondorossi, Corresponding Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Department of Biotechnology, University of Szeged, October 1, 2012)
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