Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MIT Space Systems Lab

During 2009 I worked on the Exoplanetsat nanosatellite which will point at a single, nearby star for two years in an attempt to discover planets around the star. Since the stars are necessarily nearby to be investigated by a small telescope of this kind, the discovered planets can be studied in great detail with larger telescopes. Here are two videos I created about the orientation and power availability on the solar-powered satellite:

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