Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute, a multidisciplinary centre of expertise in space science and engineering at the University of Auckland, has been chosen as the permanent host of the New Zealand based Mission Operations Control Centre (MOCC) for the MethaneSAT mission….
New Zealand’s first satellite designed and built by university students is about to be launched into space via Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle.
University of Auckland students conceived, designed and built the satellite which they have named Te Waka Āmiorangi o Aotearoa (the New Zealand satellite vessel) APSS-1. It will be lofted to sun-synchronous orbit at 500 km altitude as one of 30 satellites aboard Rocket Lab’s 16th Electron launch this month. The launch will take place from Rocket Lab’s launch site on the Māhia Peninsula….
PhD student Darcey Graham presents “Low Thrust transfers to Interplanetary Trajectories” at AAS/AIAA 2020 Specialist Conference
[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″ hover_enabled=”0″ sticky_enabled=”0″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.27.4″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”]Darcey is leading Te Pūnaha Ātea’s research on interplanetary trajectory optimization, and as part of this work has obtained an Earth-Venus trajectory, optimized assuming a low delta-v thrust system. Watch Darcey’s presentation at: https://youtu.be/Eey1Te4MOVY[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]…