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ESA’s Deep Space #SocialSpace
February 10, 2016 - February 11, 2016Free
Apply to join some of world’s top experts in deep-space communications and help us to inaugurate a new tracking antenna in Australia at a SocialSpace event on 10–11 February.
ESA is inviting social media followers to join us at the official inauguration of a new satellite-tracking antenna as part of a special social media event in New Norcia, Western Australia.
The programme will include briefings on current and future planetary missions, deep-space communications, ground station engineering and next-generation lasers-in-space technology.
Deep Space SocialSpace is being held in conjunction with the inauguration of the new 4.5 m-diameter antenna at New Norcia, the site of ESA’s existing 35 m deep-space dish, which routinely communicates with missions such as Rosetta, Mars Express, Gaia and LISA Pathfinder.
The programme will include a hands-on, behind-the-scenes guided tour of the 35 m tracking facilities, the control rooms and the station site, as well as presentations and briefings from European and Australian experts.
New Norcia is about 140 km from the city of Perth; bus transport to/from Perth will be provided.
Dates and venue
Deep Space SocialSpace will be held on 10–11 February at the ESA Education Room at the New Norcia Monastery; Day 2 will include an excursion to the ESA tracking station.
To apply, please complete the application form.
Deadline to apply: 28 Jan 11:00 GMT
NOTE: Cost of attendance at ESA #SocialSpace events is free, but participants are responsible for all costs associated with travel, lodging, transportation, meals, etc.
- February 10, 2016
- February 11, 2016
- Event Category:
- Tweetups/Socials/Open Houses