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April 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CubeSats: Toys, Tools, or Debris Cloud?

Featured Speaker: Michael Swartwout, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology

In the past ten years, a new type of small satellite has received a lot of attention: the CubeSat. About the size of a loaf of bread, more CubeSats are put into orbit each year than the number of all other spacecraft combined. Saint Louis University Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering professor, Michael Swartwout, reviews the recent history of CubeSats and addresses this question: are these mere toys, useful tools, or will they just contribute to the cloud of debris in Earth’s orbit?

Details

Date:
April 29, 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Website:
https://www.academyofsciencestl.org/event/cubesats-toys-tools-or-debris-cloud/

Venue

St. Louis County Library Weber Road Branch
4444 Weber Road
Saint Louis, MO 63123 United States
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Organizer

Academy of Science St. Louis
Phone:
(314) 533-8586
Email:
cnoe@academyofsciencestl.org
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