The latest space unicorn – Axiom Space

The latest space unicorn - Axiom Space

Axiom Space asked one question while announcing the inaugural STARS – Science Technology Art and Research in Space – Scholarship competition on March 1, 2021. That question was: if you could conquer a medium to fly free from the bonds of gravity, what breakthrough idea could you obtain to live?  Almost, fifty-nine applications describing 105 individuals from 11 countries steeped in, setting new revolutionary ways to leverage the microgravity earth’s unusual requirements to further human improvement on Earth and in space.

Axiom is delighted to promote and complement the projects & teams picked as the inaugural STARS Scholarship recipients.

The Microgravity Printed Circuit Board submitted by:

  • Iyngkarran Kumar from Durham University (United Kingdom)

The printed circuit board (PCB) is the base of electronic devices. This project concepts PCB manufacturing to remove the gravitational forces, permitting a wider range of production techniques that are not feasible on Earth. In return, this may cause higher-performing and highly compact PCBs and may have breakthrough impacts on future electronic appliance development.

Radiation Deflecting Interactive Shield (RADISH) submitted by:

  • Paulina Umansky, University of California Berkeley (United States)
  • Angel Vasquez, Sacramento City College (United States)
  • Alberto Meunier, Santa Monica College (United States)

This project desires to study and evolve Radiation Deflecting Interactive Shields (RADISH). It will be a compact & scalable radiation shielding system that may be functional on almost any structure in space. This innovative technology of powerful magnetic fields is designed to catch incoming radiation.

The Extreme Biominers submitted by:

  • Arunava Poddar, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (India)
  • Kashish Gupta, Government College for Girls, Ludhiana; Panjab University (India)
  • Anurup Mohanty, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (India)
  • Navaneel Sarangi, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata (India)

This project offers the microbes that succeed in extreme environments to achieve biomining in a real space environment with multiple extremes like radiation, low pressure, and fluctuating temperatures.