Satellite Workshop

Today Sycamore Class had the opportunity to work with Mark Brown, who works for locally for  NORSS. NORSS tracks satellites in space, so Mark was able to tell us all about natural and man-made satellites and how they orbit the Earth. We were then given the task of designing our own satellite. We had to think about:
  • What was the job of the satellite?
  • What type of orbit does it need?
  • How did it pass information back to Earth?
  • How was it powered?
  • What was going to happen to the satellite when it had run out of power?
We were delighted to find out that some of our ideas we came up with are actually being tested by space scientists!