San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Perhaps the best IF University class under the stars: Space Systems
Engineer Twyman Clements (Kentucky Space LLC) discusses KentuckySat-2,
with a live satellite feed as it orbits the earth over Kentucky.
Recently, Kentucky Space launched a small satellite, KentuckySat-2
(KySat-2), as part of NASA's ELaNa’s program. What is Kentucky Space? And
what does it do? What can we learn from space exploration? Join us for a
close encounter with a small satellite ... of the Kentucky Space kind.
FACILITATOR: Twyman Clements is a Space Systems Engineer at Kentucky Space LLC, a
non-profit based in Lexington, KY, which develops entrepreneurial space
platforms for research and educational purposes. Twyman graduated
from the University of Kentucky with a BS and MS in Mechanical
Engineering. Twyman has lead over ten high altitude balloon launches,
designed, built, and certified permanently installed hardware on the
International Space Station (ISS), and is the program manager for the
KySat-2 CubeSat which was launched successfully in earth orbit on November
19th, 2013. Currently Twyman works with the Space Tango business
accelerator, and is lead engineer in the development of a high through-put
research device to be used on the ISS.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This class will incorporate an introductory discussion and
Q&A followed by an outdoor observation of KYSat-2 as it orbits the earth
moving at 5 miles per second 310 miles above the earth. We estimate the
observation will occur at approximately 7:10 p.m. based on current orbit
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