You may not always think about it, but we’re all space travellers – hurtling around our star on a “mostly harmless” Class M planet. Our Spaceship Earth keeps us safe from the void of space but like any spaceship, it needs care and maintenance – now more than ever. Without a user manual or diagnostic console, how do we learn about it though? Come along at FedCon 28 to see Planetary Scientist Cassie Stuurman and Spacecraft Operator Thomas Ormston of the European Space Agency as they tell you how we use our satellites to unlock the secrets of our own planet and others and how you can get involved!
We’ll take you on a journey to see how we can look from space and learn what’s happening on a planet hundreds of kilometres below us and how we can use that information to inform our decisions here on Earth. Discover the fleet of satellites that the European Space Agency has in orbit around our planet and how all of their different capabilities work together to give us the best data about our planet that has ever been collected. You’ll get the latest results of our measurements of Earth and what that means for our lives and the health of our planet. Finally, we’ll tell you how you can get involved – satellite data is freely available to all and we want to show you how you can get your hands on it and use it. So join us on the bridge of Spaceship Earth for journey into space to learn about our home!