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A trio of university students has raised half a million to test their product in space aboard a Rocket Lab mission in July. University, Students, Space, Floor Space, Community College, Colleges, Spaces

Uni students to test power system product aboard Rocket Lab mission

A trio of university students has raised half a million to test their product in space aboard a Rocket Lab mission in July.

Clouds are powerful agents of global change. They affect the overall temperature or energy balance of the Earth and play a large role in controlling the planet's long-term climate. We need accurate data on clouds to understand their impact over time. NASA and others have a number of satellites orbiting the Earth and collecting data about clouds and Earth’s energy. While these satellites give us a big picture of what’s going on, they sometimes have trouble with the details. We need your… Satellite Orbits, Weather And Climate, We Need You, Big Picture, Nasa, Planets, Globe, Earth, Clouds

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Clouds are powerful agents of global change. They affect the overall temperature or energy balance of the Earth and play a large role in controlling the planet's long-term climate. We need accurate data on clouds to understand their impact over time. NASA and others have a number of satellites orbiting the Earth and collecting data about clouds and Earth’s energy. While these satellites give us a big picture of what’s going on, they sometimes have trouble with the details. We need your…

...humanity has already launched five robotic probes that are on paths to interstellar space. Each of these craft was primarily designed to explore worlds in the outer solar system. But when they finished their jobs, their momentum continued to carry them farther from the Sun. Astronomers knew their ultimate fate was to live among the distant stars. And that’s why all but one of these spacecraft carries a message for any extraterrestrial intelligence that might find it along the way. Carl Sagan, Lynn Margulis, Pema Chodron, Byron Katie, Pioneer Plaque, Nasa, Cosmos, Voyager Golden Record, Maori

5 NASA Spacecraft That Are Leaving Our Solar System for Good

Most of these interstellar spacecraft carry messages intended to introduce ourselves to any aliens that find them along the way.

Shanelle Dyer is an MSc Geography student at the University of Canterbury, using remote sensing and GIS for conservation. Her thesis focuses on counting Weddell seals in the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Antarctica, in an effort to see how well MPAs protect our vulnerable marine life. Remote Sensing And Gis, Canterbury, Antarctica, Marine Life, Outer Space, Seals, Thesis, Science And Technology, Vulnerability

Tracking seals from outer space

Shanelle Dyer is an MSc Geography student at the University of Canterbury, using remote sensing and GIS for conservation. Her thesis focuses on counting Weddell seals in the Ross Sea Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Antarctica, in an effort to see how well MPAs protect our vulnerable marine life.

Dramatic satellite images have laid bare Canterbury - and New Zealand's - biodiversity crisis, revealing how thousands of hectares of native. Vascular Plant, Make Way, Conservation, Habitats, Regional, Wilderness, Nature, Bird, Image

Dramatic satellite images have laid bare New Zealand's biodiversity crisis, revealing how thousands of hectares of native habitat have vanished in just a few years. Forest & Bird says the Manaaki Whenu-Landcare Research data, showing decreases in 12 of 13 types of native habitat over the last decade, signals the need for better policy to protect what we've got left. The call comes as the Government is asking for feedback on a set of proposed bottom-lines for regional councils to identify…

Reducing emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is the single fastest way to slow the pace of global warming.  MethaneSAT will help unlock this opportunity with a high-resolution satellite instrument, powerful new analytics, and a transformational campaign to turn data gathered from space into effective climate solutions on Earth. Greenhouse Gases, Global Warming, Climate Change, Opportunity, Campaign, Earth, Space, Floor Space, Mother Goddess

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MethaneSAT is a satellite designed to locate and measure methane from human sources worldwide, giving both companies and governments new ability to track, quantify, and reduce those emissions — and supplying the public with data to see that the job is being done.

Nasa - On Nov. the Zarya Functional Cargo Block launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome to serve as a temporary control module for the nascent International Space Station. This October 2018 photo shows the station today, fully complete. Nasa Pictures, Nasa Images, John Glenn, Soyuz Spacecraft, Nuclear Reactor, Planetary Science, Nasa Astronauts, International Space Station, Image Of The Day

Times to Spot the Space Station

It’s easy to see the International Space Station passing overhead: you just need to know when and where to look. Oh, and a clear sky. The International Space Station (ISS) regularly passes across New Zealand, a little more than 400 km above our heads – rather less than the distance between Auckland and Wellington. Most of these transits occur either in daytime, making the ISS difficult (though not impossible) to see against the sky, or in the depths of night, when it is dark because it is in…

John and his team are working on a cost-effective orbital solution, that would allow New Zealand to watch its waters via a miniaturised radar system on board nanosatellites, cheaply launched into low earth orbit. Catering, Product Launch, Earth, Board, Catering Business, Gastronomia, Planks, Mother Goddess, World

John and his team are working on a cost-effective orbital solution, that would allow New Zealand to watch its waters via a miniaturised radar system on board nanosatellites, cheaply launched into low earth orbit.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is concerned about these satellite constellations. The organisation, in general, embraces the principle of a dark and radio-quiet sky as not only essential to advancing our understanding of the Universe of which we are a part, but also as a resource for all humanity and for the protection of nocturnal wildlife. We do not yet understand the impact of thousands of these visible satellites scattered across the night sky and despite their good… Elon Musk Companies, Lowell Observatory, Earth Gravity, Space Debris, Spacex Launch, Space Junk, Aerospace Engineering, Light Pollution

International Astronomical Union | IAU

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is concerned about these satellite constellations. The organisation, in general, embraces the principle of a dark and radio-quiet sky as not only essential to advancing our understanding of the Universe of which we are a part, but also as a resource for all humanity and for the protection of nocturnal wildlife. We do not yet understand the impact of thousands of these visible satellites scattered across the night sky and despite their good…

New Zealand's Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) has partnered with NASA to measure the temperature of plants, to find out how they respond to stress. Ecology, Science And Technology, Nasa, New Zealand, Centre, How To Find Out, Stress, Space, Plants

Science body teams up with NASA for ecology mission

New Zealand's Centre for Space Science Technology (CSST) has partnered with NASA to measure the temperature of plants, to find out how they respond to stress.

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How do satellites map volcanic ash clouds? | Volcan01010

How do satellites map volcanic ash clouds?

Cooking a comet - VIDEO Using party ice, water and charcoal, Rosetta Mission engineer Warwick Holmes and University of Waikato’s John Little create a model of a comet in front of a live audience. Rosetta Mission, Engineer, Charcoal, University, Ice, Create, Cooking, Water, Party

Cooking a comet

Using party ice, water and charcoal, Rosetta Mission engineer Warwick Holmes and University of Waikato’s John Little create a model of a comet in front of a live audience.

Landing the Philae - VIDEO Avionics engineer Warwick Holmes worked on the Rosetta Mission. He explains how they planned the landing of the Philae and what actually happened. Rosetta Spacecraft, Rosetta Mission, Computer Science Degree, Space Probe, Im Proud Of You, 12 November, First Job, Engineer, Landing

Landing Philae

Rosetta Mission scientists used early images of Comet 67P to create a virtual model of the comet. This virtual model was used to pinpoint the best place to land Philae, the lander. Avionics engineer Warwick Holmes describes the process of landing Philae and the unexpected touchdown results.

Landing the Philae - VIDEO Avionics engineer Warwick Holmes worked on the Rosetta Mission. He explains how they planned the landing of the Philae and what actually happened. Rosetta Spacecraft, Rosetta Mission, Computer Science Degree, Space Probe, Im Proud Of You, 12 November, First Job, Engineer, Landing

To catch a comet – the Rosetta Mission

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Rosetta spacecraft from Earth in March 2004. It then took Rosetta 10 years to catch Comet 67P.

Satellites help scientists measure the thickness of land and sea ice in Antarctica. To validate these measurements, Dr Wolfgang Rack from Canterbury University travels to Antarctica each year to physically measure the thickness of land and sea ice. Sea Ice, Remote Sensing, Associate Professor, Antarctica, Mount Everest, Science, Travel, Learning, Viajes

Satellites measure sea ice thickness

Satellites help scientists measure the thickness of land and sea ice in Antarctica. To validate these measurements, Dr Wolfgang Rack from Canterbury University travels to Antarctica each year to physically measure the thickness of land and sea ice.