Space Situational Awareness

Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957. At the time it was an extraordinary achievement.

Sixty-five years later we are able to launch 100 objects into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in one go and there are something like 5,000 active satellites and many other pieces of defunct hardware orbiting our planet

Launch costs have plummeted and so it is feasible for many organisations to launch their own satellites.

The development of technology is such that suitcase-sized satellites can now provide useful functionality. 

This talk will discuss how we track these objects using radar and optical techniques and will cover some of the risks of the current free-for-all.

The problem now extends much further than LEO with the first known uncontrolled impact of a rocket tank on the Moon earlier this year.

 

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Continuing Professional Development

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Time

07 Dec 2022

6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Add to Calendar 12/07/2022 18:00 12/07/2022 20:00 Space Situational Awareness Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957. At the time it was an extraordinary achievement. Sixty five years later we are able to launch 100 objects into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in one go and there are something like 5,000 active satellites and many other pieces of defunct hardware orbiting our planet Bishop Hall Ln, Chelmsford CM1 1SQ, UK

Organiser

Essex Local Network

Registration Information

The talk will be at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford - Room TBC

It may also be offered via Zoom online for those not able to make the meeting.

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Speakers

Nick James

Nick James

Global Engineering Fellow, - BAE Systems



Location

Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford

Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1SQ
United Kingdom



Programme

6 for 6.30pm

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