Spacecraft: A Brief Look at Technology in Satellites

Spacecraft: A Brief Look at Technology in Satellites Spacecraft: A Brief Look at Technology in Satellites
  • Contact

    IOP West Midlands Branch
    Institute of Physics (IOP)
    LJ1.75, Lennard Jones Laboratories, Keele Staffordshire England ST5 5BG

  • Keywords

    Satellite Technology, Lecture

  • Registration costs

    Free

  • Working language

    English

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There are currently about 1500 satellites operating in-orbit around Earth - and a few more around other planets.

Space provides an environment that is both beneficial and problematic. Freed from Earthly constraints, new and better scientific studies are possible but there are also new and more extreme challenges that have to be faced for missions to be successful.

We'll look at a fairly typical "small" satellite, one that the speaker had a part in designing and currently in orbit around the Earth. After some photos of it being prepared for launch, we'll take a quick tour of the various sensors and actuators on-board (some familiar and some unique to space) and what's needed to keep everything working in this environment.

Date: 10th October 2019

Time: Lecture starts at 19:00, FREE tea & coffee available in LJ foyer from 18:00

Location: LJ1.75, Lennard Jones Laboratories, Keele University, ST5 5BG

Speaker: Dr Barry Cook (Anaporia Limited)

Title: Spacecraft: A Brief Look at Technology in Satellites

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