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18th May 2021

The applications of satellite technology

The applications of satellite technology

There are over 3,000 manmade satellites currently operating around Earth, but what are they actually being used for? Today, we’re talking about satellite applications.

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4th May 2021

Satellite communications: what’s the difference between LEO, MEO and GSO?

Satellite communications: what’s the difference between LEO, MEO and GSO?

We’ve been talking a lot about terrestrial communications technology recently. However, that’s not the only kind of communications technology we work with at Darwin. Today, we’re discussing different types of satellite orbit.

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31st March 2021

AstroPlant: seeds in space

AstroPlant: seeds in space

Let’s take a look at some of the research that’s brought us to this point: the earliest experiments involving plant matter in space.

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11th March 2021

AstroPlant update, week 4

AstroPlant update, week 4

Alas, our basil has met an unfortunate fate. Its end has things to teach the AstroPlant project, though, just as its life did.

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9th March 2021

AstroPlant: learning how to grow plants in space

AstroPlant: learning how to grow plants in space

Space is vast and beautiful, but it’s also largely barren. If we want to send astronauts into space for long periods, we’re faced with a lot of questions. How do we keep people fed in space, given that it costs thousands of pounds even to send a kilogram of supplies into low Earth orbit? How do we supply them with enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy? How do we look after their psychological health?

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