Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Targeting Orbiting Objects with a Laser in Canberra

Greetings from the Mt Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, where a representative of Analytical Graphics, Inc. is speaking on their Systems Tool Kit for modelling the location of satellites.  This is of interest to the new Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Space Environment Management. The CRC will look at how to target space debris with a laser to move it into a safe orbit. Currently Australian company EOS can track 5mm objects in orbit. EOS has a Satellite Laser Ranging Observatory at Mt Stromlo Observatory.

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