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Where do Space Missions come from?

Lecture

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What is the process that leads you from “we really need to do this in space” to the launch pad? This talk will describe the often arduous but very interesting process of getting a mission from a discussion over a cup of tea to proposal and then flight.

Date and Time

14 March 2018 - 18:45-20:00

Location

Portsmouth, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - South: Solent local network.


About this event

This is a joint event, organised by the Portsmouth & District Physical Society (PDPS).

We are all familiar with missions to explore our Solar system and beyond; we regularly see pictures from the surface of Mars, images of Saturn from spacecraft such as Cassini or data from the Hubble Space Telescope.  But how do these missions come together?  What is the process that leads you from “we really need to do this in space” to the launch pad?  This talk will describe the often arduous but very interesting process of getting a mission from a discussion over a cup of tea to proposal and then flight.  I’ll describe some of the successful missions we are involved with in Oxford and also describe some of the concepts that haven't quite made it…. yet….

Programme

Please be seated by 6.55pm.

Reasons to attend


Cost

Free

Additional information

IET Members will be allowed entry to this lecture for free.  Please let the PDPS volunteers aware on your arrival.

Subscriptions:

Full membership £5; Students free

Students of the University of Portsmouth:

All students of the University of Portsmouth are automatically members of the Society.

Visitors:

Visitors are welcome and are invited to give £1.50 to help cover expenses.

Booking:

No booking required. Just turn up in good time and there should not be a problem.

Webwww.port.ac.uk/physsoc

Announcements:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/padps/

Twitter:

http://twitter.com/portsmouthphys

Registration information

Booking:

No booking required. Just turn up in good time and there should not be a problem.

Web: www.port.ac.uk/physsoc



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