Technology in Space

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1.3 Spacecraft power systems (Figure 5.9).

Activity 1

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Activity 1 Finding out about spacecraft

Use books, magazines, newspapers, TV programmes and the Internet to find out about space missions as you study this unit. You could collect a folder or scrapbook of notes and cuttings on a particular space mission or on spacecraft in general.

Useful World Wide Web sites:

General information

Small satellites
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is a commercial designer and builder of both civil and military micro- and mini-satellites:
Oscar 11 Satellite (UoSAT-2):

Other UK space projects
Education Guide to Space (Leicester University):
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
NASA is the organisation responsible for US space projects and is also involved with the ISS.
NASA homepage:
Welcome to NASA's education program:

International Space Station:

Podcasting provides an excellent set of resouces mainly as videos directly to your computer. See:

Russian Space Programme

Activity 31: Doppler on the Web