Hitch a Virtual Ride on a NASA Sounding Rocket– View Earth From 98 Miles Up

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A job established by neighborhood university student is supplying the chance for the general public to see Earth from the point of view of a little rocket in flight.

What does Earth appear like from 98 miles up? A job established by Colorado neighborhood university student is supplying the chance for the general public to see Earth from the point of view of a little rocket in flight.

The 360- degree electronic camera experiment flew on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket in August 2021 from NASA‘s Wallops FlightFacility The electronic camera experiment was flown as part of the RockSat-X objective, a NASA education program in collaboration with the Colorado Space GrantConsortium Participating schools in the task consisted of Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado, and Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado.

“The goal of the project was to produce a video of a sounding rocket flight away from the body of the vehicle,” stated Giovanni Rosanova, chief of the NASA sounding programs workplace atWallops “In addition to the educational and public outreach values of the project, the technology may also be used on NASA sounding rocket flights to observe science or technology instrument deployments during flight.”

“Over 50 community college students participated in the project,” stated Chris Koehler, director of the Colorado Space GrantConsortium “Developed over a two-year period, the project provided the students with many challenges, including how to get the camera away from the rocket and then protecting it from re-entry then impact in the ocean.”

“The students met the challenges, during a pandemic, and the camera system provided a spectacular and immersive view from space,” Koehler stated.

Sounding rockets fly a parabolic or arc trajectory. Flying from 75 to 800 miles elevation, these rockets are utilized to carry out science, pursue innovation advancement, and supply instructional chances for trainees. They do not put experiments or satellites into orbit.



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