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The Technology of Space Exploration
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17:30 – 18:30 19 Apr 2018
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Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Space is the ultimate challenge and the exploration of the solar system has accelerated the development of a number of technologies that have now found themselves in everyday use. Using a hypothetical fly through of the solar system, the talk will consider the challenges of making scientific measurements of the planets and their satellites.

From high radiation dose and high temperatures, to long term operation in freezing temperatures and the challenge of communicating across vast distances. The talk will include aspects of physics and electrical engineering as well as considering the implications for manned missions in to the great unknown. The technical content of the talk will be aimed at people who have a GCSE level science background, rather than degree level to ensure that it is accessible to the general public.

 

For more details contact: Angelina Cooke at northeast@physics.org

Organised by: IOP North East Branch

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Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
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17:30 – 18:30 19 Apr 2018

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