It was a very bad week for environmentalists and animal lovers alike in Malta, in a single week, a British Bulldog was tied outside in the scorching sun and died, 250,000 bees burned in 220 hives and a great white shark was captured and killed. It is the season for stupidity or what?
This is part 2 of the 3 part article on the importance of Malta in space featuring thLast week I wrote the first part of this 3 part series on Malta’s new emerging space endeavours. University of Malta finally took the plunge and have embarked on the first National space project for Malta, creating a Maltese satellite.
Part 1 was all about nerdish details, so now that you read the technical background, let’s get more specific. The sat team at Uni decided to go with a CubeSat. As discussed these are launched into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and have a specific and set lifetime according to the orbit altitude. They have no propulsion to adjust their orbit, hence it’s a self-decaying orbit as in LEO (as discussed previously) the sats are still effected by Earth’s gravity.e first national space project the UoMSat1, Part 1 dealt with technical background, Part2 is UoMSat1 specific.
Almost every communication device that you use in your everyday life today relies on satellite technology. So, what is a satellite? Well, every object that revolves in an orbital pattern around another object is a satellite, but in this article I’m referring to the artificial satellites that orbit the earth to provide data to/from space. No one knows who came up with the idea
In the past years Local councils in Malta have been trying to bring people to thier town by oganising local feasts which are in tune with their towns' history. For example Qormi organise the Feast of Bread, which makes sense as Qormi is renowned for the history of the old bakeries.