Exploration of the Giant Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
This talk will discuss why it is important to study the giant planets in our solar system, and review some of the major science questions about them. It will also outline current plans for European and U.S. missions to the outer solar system.
Interstellar travel in the real world
There is but one truly serious physical problem and that is interstellar travel. Although not theoretically impossible, it has ever been largely considered unfeasible, leaving this important topic abandoned, controversial, and left in despair to speculative physics. In this talk, I will give a constructive yet critical overview of the main ideas that have been…
Dragonfly: A Rotorcraft Lander for Saturn’s Moon Titan
Dragonfly is NASA's most recently selected "New Frontiers" planetary science mission, that will exploit Titan's low gravity and dense atmosphere to fly to many different sites on Titan using eight rotors. It will explore Titan's diverse surface composition, and perform geomorphological, Meteorological and geophysical studies.
SpaceDrive Project – Assessing Revolutionary Propulsion for Interstellar Travel
Interstellar travel within a human lifetime is currently well without reach using present physics and engineering capabilities – it may very well be impossible. Many technologies that we use today may have been impossible not too long ago, so are there any technologies on the horizon that can revolutionize space travel?
The Swarm mission and recent changes in the Earth’s magnetic field
The Swarm mission is exploring the Earth’s magnetic field. No space explorations of the Earth’s magnetic field has done this in detail so far. The webinar will discuss this interesting mission and shed light on current changes in the Earth’s magnetic field, including the rapid movement of the North Magnetic Pole and the increase in…
PLATO, a space mission to search for new worlds
Are there other worlds in the universe similar to the Earth? Is there life in the universe? These are the questions we have been asking ourselves for centuries. If you were looking for questions, which we want to know the answer to more than these two, you would not find many. In recent decades, we have gradually learned…
Webinar: Euclid – discovering the dark side of the universe
The following webinar will be devoted to the probably biggest question of the current science. The question of what our universe is from. We don’t know about the vast majority of the universe. 95 percent of the universe is made up of dark matter and dark energy. What is dark matter and energy is an open question that…
Webinar: The SMILE mission: A novel way to study solar-terrestrial interactions
The fifth lecture-webinar of TUKE Space Forum will be dedicated to the SMILE ESA mission. If you look at all European Space Agency missions, SMILE is definitely the one with the most beautiful name 🙂 Graziella Branduardi-Raymont, Co-leader of the SMILE, will present the SMILE mission. Featured image credit: ESA/ATG medialab Title of the lecture:…
Webinar: SOFIA, observatory between Sky and Earth
The fourth lecture-webinar of TUKE Space Forum will be dedicated to the unique observatory called SOFIA. See for yourself, the big telescope aboard the Boeing 747 is a technological delicacy that is hard to see. SOFIA brings together the advantages of space and ground telescopes in one. Bernhard Schulz, Deputy Science Mission Operations Director of…