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Small Satellites for Larger Missions

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ECBOCES and STEM School highlands Ranch were hosts to en entire series of virtual aerospace workshops for teachers. 
VIRTUAL PLC (Professional Learning Communities)
 
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As Emma Richardson of ECBOCES told her rural schools:
The idea of this series is to start connecting teachers with industry partners who are willing to embark on projects with your students.  These discussions are to introduce you with people at Lockheed Martin who are wanting to work with educators and introduce your students to the world of aerospace and engineering.  
 
Lockheed Martin Presenter: Sue Linch
Janus Program Mechanical Lead, Deep Space Exploration
 
March 11, 2020
4:30 pm MST

Janus is a pair of microsatellites traveling to two binary asteroid systems.  This program is part of the new SIMPLEx class of missions funded by NASA and is a partnership between CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin Space.
SIMPLEx missions are basically rideshares on a much larger mission and are a unique overhead luggage-sized way to more quickly explore gaps in knowledge of our solar system.  They come with their own unique challenges.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/small-satellite-concept-finalists-target-moon-mars-and-beyond
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/the-cubesat-launch-initiative-celebrates-its-100th-cubesat-mission-deployment
https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/lucy-the-first-mission-to-jupiter-s-trojans
https://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/

Typically, when I come to schools, I use my most recent missions to talk about ‘what’s new in space exploration’.  Depending on the particular teacher/audience, I tailor to whatever your class happens to be learning: space, weather, engineering, materials science, space environments, physics, and spacecraft subsystems and build. I have taught from Kindergarten to High School including virtual Skype classrooms as far away as the state of Washington.

Eventually, with the small satellite tools that are available to universities, I would like to bring my deep space mission experience to a small satellite workshop that can be adapted to different classroom ages.  My goal, coming from a rural school in Idaho, is to help students have a dream, face adversity, and to see that it can be achievable in real life.
 
Sue Linch has engaged with students and teachers from urban and rural communities. Here is just one example of how she opens doors of opportunity for rural  students.  LINK
 

Overwhelmed in a Good Way

Sue Linch's Virtual PLC resources for teachers:

 

https://www.goes-r.gov/mission/news.html

https://www.goes-r.gov/  

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/fulldisk.php?sat=G16

The Life of a Solar Flare https://youtu.be/kyhsBqB2x_Y

SPIDER LIGHTENING https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-R-Series-Satellites

AIRPLANES AVOID Lightening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxHyIDBx4ds

GLM SEVERE STORMS APRIL 28-29, 2017  https://youtu.be/Uf9C-yr9iaA 

SEVERE STORMS IN COLORADO  https://youtu.be/mUGw-y4YpME

GLM OVERLAY DATA ON IRMA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3JLisAzstw

FIRE TEMPERATURE AND GEOCOLOR  http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=loop_of_the_day/goes-16/20170903000000&number_of_images_to_display=400&loop_speed_ms=100

SMOKE FROM WESTERN FIRES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMRcJy87JQE

CLOSE-UP OF IRMA EYE http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=loop_of_the_day/goes-16/20170905000000&number_of_images_to_display=200&loop_speed_ms=50

ECLIPSE SHADOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNPAvxJPCm0

LIGHTENING AND ECLIPSE  https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-002&hsimp=yhs-002&hspart=mozilla&p=youtube+goes+16+eclipse#id=1&vid=183e7cf4f0fa658b7ccf26da5effbf74&action=click

SUVI X-class flare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiwOXqZHehc

Harney off of coast (has ad)

https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/noaas-goes-16-captures-lightning-within-hurricane-harvey/f0n2rqyze68wkqfwwusqk1tlq9i-3vcb

 

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/cassini/overview/

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/moons/saturn-moons/titan/galleries/?page=0&per_page=25&order=created_at+desc&search=&href_query_params=category%3Dmoons%2Fsaturn-moons_titan&button_class=big_more_button&tags=titan&condition_1=1%3Ais_in_resource_list&category=51

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/images/index.html

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTYPcO29ZV8

https://www.space.com/40279-jupiter-polar-cyclones-nasa-juno-videos.html

https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/mission/overview/

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/cubesat/missions/marco.php

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0lwFLPiZEE

https://www.asteroidmission.org/?attachment_id=12182#main

https://www.geek.com/news/final-farewell-to-opportunity-remembering-the-mars-rovers-greatest-accomplishments-1776357/

https://www.universetoday.com/135164/exciting-new-views-opportunitys-remarkable-landing-site/

https://www.iflscience.com/space/opportunity-lifetime-nasa-s-4000-days-roving-mars/

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery

The Life of Opportunity

https://youtu.be/1Ll-VHYxWXU?list=PLTiv_XWHnOZpzQKYC6nLf6M9AuBbng_O8

(ref https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7334)

Heatshield

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cgeu3a50Xw

(ref https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery)

How did we land Spirit and Opportunity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSbAUtyO7xo

Seven Minutes of Terror – Landing Curiosity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2I8AoB1xgU&feature=youtu.be

Protecting Curiosity, The Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYsezwD_AIs

http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/space-images/charts/mars_landing_site_map_lakdawalla.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOMQOqKRWjU

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/mars-helicopter-to-fly-on-nasa-s-next-red-planet-rover-mission

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/05/science/mars-2020-rover-name.html

http://dragonfly.jhuapl.edu/

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2019/06/21/double-take-satellites-get-eye-asteroid-pairs