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The technology of space exploration (Lecture in association with the Institute of Physics)

Dr Alton Horsfall, Newcastle University

Date/Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Space is the ultimate challenge and its exploration has accelerated the development of technologies that have found themselves in everyday use. This lecture will consider the challenges of making scientific measurements of the planets and their satellites. From high radiation levels and temperatures, to long-term operation in freezing temperatures and the challenge of communicating across vast distances, it considers the implications for manned missions into the great unknown.