Space 103: Journey of a Satellite

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey through the cosmos at the "Journey of a Satellite" event, presented by UHI Shetland in collaboration with SaxaVord Space Port. Scheduled for Saturday, November 11th, 2023, at the Scalloway Campus, Port Arthur, this event promises an illuminating exploration of the intricate world of satellite technology.

What to Expect:

  • Expert Insights: Engage with leading experts from the space industry who will provide valuable insights into the complete satellite lifecycle. Learn about satellite design, rocket testing, launching procedures, and innovative methods for handling space debris.
  • Rocket Technology: Discover the marvels of rocket technology as experts delve into the design and functionality of various rockets. Explore the stages of rocket development, types of propulsion, and the basic principles of aerodynamics. Understand the differences in orbits, including sun-synchronous and polar orbits, and the significance of these variations.
  • Space Careers for Young Minds: Attendees will have the opportunity to gain insights into potential space careers, especially tailored for young enthusiasts. Learn about educational pathways, ESA academy courses, internships, and the exciting prospects that the space industry offers for aspiring professionals.
  • Innovative Solutions for Space Debris: Explore groundbreaking methods for managing space debris and the end-of-life scenarios of satellites. Get an overview of cutting-edge technologies, including space tugs, designed to clear debris and reposition satellites in Earth's orbit.
  • Interactive Q&A Sessions: Engage in interactive question-and-answer sessions with industry experts. Get your queries answered directly by professionals at the forefront of space technology.

Join us on November 11th for an enlightening day of discovery at the "Journey of a Satellite" space event. Explore the wonders of space technology and be inspired by the limitless possibilities of the universe. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with the experts shaping the future of space exploration!