You can learn more this evening about the technical details of the cube satellite built by students at Robertsville Middle School with help from mentors.
The Zoom session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, during an ORION community meeting.
The title of the talk is “RamSat Technical Details.” The talk will be given by a panel of three technical experts from Oak Ridge—Peter Thornton, David Andrews, and Ian Goethert—and moderated by Rob Scott and David Fields, a press release said. The talk is open to the public. If you are interested in joining this talk, follow this link:
or use the following:
Meeting ID: 885 2873 5960
ORION sponsored a public Zoom meeting in October that introduced the RamSat cube satellite.
“That was a very interesting program,” the press release said. “A video of the past talk is available here:
The program on Wednesday, November 17, will be a follow-on Zoom seminar, covering some of the technical details of the RamSat cube satellite, the press release said.
The Robertsville Middle School cubesat, Oak Ridge’s first satellite, dubbed RamSat for the school’s mascot, began its journey in the 2015-2016 school year after Robertsville Middle School was the first middle school selected by NASA’s Cube Sat Launch Initiative (CSLI). RamSat is a two-unit CubeSat, with dimensions of 20 centimeters by 10 centimeters by 10 centimeters.
The mission is to capture and relay photos of the forests around Gatlinburg, which were destroyed by wildfire in 2016.
Launched June 3 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as part of SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service (CRS-22) to the International Space Station, RamSat was deployed into low earth orbit on June 14 and is currently orbiting at 17,000 miles per hour. RamSat transmits a telemetry beacon every 60 seconds and is currently configured to capture photographs over the Smoky Mountains when conditions are ideal.
This press release was submitted by David E. Fields.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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