A New Mission In Australia To Extend The ABTS System Features.

A new mission in Australia to extend the ABTS system features.

Earlier this month, in a two weeks’operation in South Australia, our engineers successfully implemented and tested the new capabilities and functions for the ABTS (Automatic Ballistic Tracking System) that currently operates in Port Wakefield. The upgrade and test activities concerned graphical, operative and tactical improvements of the MMP – Mission Management Platform, the software developed by Nurjana Technologies, which manages the system and test missions. The system has been tested on various types of ballistic launches with illuminating candles projectiles and airburst projectiles. Sensors FOV graphical representation It allows the operator to set for each EOS sensor up to two…

ESA’s Space Weather Probe Will Warn Us If Devastating Solar Storms Are Heading For Earth

ESA’s space weather probe will warn us if devastating solar storms are heading for Earth

From hurricanes to solar storms, weather in space has the potential to cause havoc on Earth so the European Space Agency (Esa) is planning a space-weather satellite to act like an interstellar forecaster. In 2023, Esa will send a probe to a gravitationally stable point in space, known as Langrage 5 (L5), where it will study streams of charged particles heading towards Earth. Other probes currently face the Sun, at Larange 1 (L1), so the new positioning would offer an alternative view of the star's surface and let scientists measure the speed of solar eruptions more precisely. It will be…

What Would It Be Like To Actually Land On Pluto?

What would it be like to actually land on Pluto?

The intense cold and travel time of a minimum of nine years, humans will certainly not be travelling to Pluto any time soon, but now, NASA has released a video showing a collage of photos that were taken during its farthest and closest of approaches. This movie was made from more than 100 images taken by NASA’s New Horizons over six weeks of approach and close flyby in the summer of 2015. The video offers a trip down onto the surface of Pluto, starting with a distant view of Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, and leading up to an…