Here's your chance to be a part of the Executive Board 2020/2021 of SEDS Sri Lanka (For the extending executive board positions) and activate your leadership potential Don't miss this valuable opportunity to hold a key role in Sri Lanka's first student running Space based organization if you are fulfilling the qualifications required. Apply Now Application link -https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfpBqaMk3ElL8YyTWjtwGwf4YloFj2b00ZubYilKqkYEBz7jQ/viewform?usp=pp_url Application deadline - 9th of October 2019 (All the applicants have to go through an online interview. Applicants will be selected by the current Executive Board of SEDS Sri Lanka )
The First Mars Rover of Sri Lanka By Kaveendri Rathnayake SEDS Sri Lanka, a student based national and international organization mainly focused on the exploration and development of space brought the glory to the motherland by its very recent project Taprobane 1.0 which participated in European Rover Challenge (ERC) 2019. European Rover Challenge (ERC) , The annual international Martian robots competition is one of the biggest robotics and space events in the world, co-organized by the European Space Foundation, Mars Society Polska, Starachowice Special Economic Zone and the Kielce University of Technology. As for the 6th consective year ERC 2019 commenced with 56 team from 16 countries all around the world representing 6 continents. For the first time in world history SEDS Sri Lanka participated in this competition introducing Taprobane 1.0 , the very first rover from Sri Lanka. This project was a united effort of SEDS members of government and private universities who a
Kaveendri Shanika Rathnayake Europa, the smallest of Galilean Moons is one of the most remarkable bodies in the solar system. Scientists believe that this 1,940- mile-wide satellite harbors a huge ocean of liquid water beneath its icy shell. Also, in 2016 a study suggested that Europa produced 10 times more oxygen than hydrogen. Thus, the scientists have identified this icy world as one of the best spots in the solar system with the potential for life to evolve. So exploring this icy moon in depth is essential for future investigations. To fulfil this target NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in partnership with the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has planned a mission called 'Europa Clipper' to be launched in June 2023 or 2025. It will enter an orbit around Jupiter and make dozens of close approaches to Europa. Though mission's preferred launch option is the Space Launch System (SLS), due to financial issues NASA has proposed to launch Euro
By Amila Sandun Basnayaka. So guess what everyone, the mystery of the "Wow!" signal has been finally solved by the CPS research team. As per their report, it was a comet, that was known at the time of signal discovery. The research team has explained their theory and how the team proved it in a paper published in the Journey of the Washington Academy of Science. Back in August of 1977, a team of astronomers studying radio transmission from an observatory at Ohio State. The "Big Ear" recorder clutched an unusual 72-second signal. It was so strong that the team member Jerry Ehman scrawled "Wow!" next to the readout. There are possible resources such as asteroids, exoplanets stars and even signals from Earth have all been ruled out. Some outside community scientists suggested that it was proof of Aliens. The research team was noticed that the frequency transmitted at 1,420 MHz, the same frequency as hydrogen. Now we can suggest those sig
By Amila Sandun Basnayaka. Do you believe that we may set up a journey to Mars in 100 days using a nuclear rocket. Our solar system consists of an average star called the Sun and eight planets without Pluto. This is a really big place not to be travelled by a person. It takes you forever to travel. But there was one technique back in 1960s developed by a nuclear rocket propulsion. When we were supposed to go for deep space missions, it is mandatory to power a nuclear thermal propulsion. This technology is making progress for potential use on future deep space missions such as Mars mission by 2033. The funding including the mission is $125 million to erect this technology within the agency's space technology programme, compared to an administration request for no funding. If you want to visit Mars using a chemical rocket, you will blast off from Earth and go into low Earth orbit. Then at the right moment, you'd fire your rocket, raising your orbit from
By Dilini Ayesha "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”- Christoper Reeve SEDS Sri Lanka is a member of SEDS family. Mainly focus on aviation & aerospace industry conducting several observation camps, awareness sessions and several competitions annually. This time we are teaming up to European Rover Challenge which is co-organized by the European Space Foundation, Mars Society Polska, Starachowice Special Economic Zone and the Kielce University of Technology. European Rover Challenge (ERC) is targeting enthusiastic innovators all over the world. ERC has become one of the biggest International Robotics events in the world considering the number of participants. As the 6th edition, ERC2019 is willing to commence with 56 teams from 16 countries all around the world representing 6 continents. Amidst the lack of resources and finances, Sri Lanka has
Let’s Meet with A Sri Lankan Scientist As the 3rd event in the series of space talk which are going to happen 2nd of June, 2019 with a Sri lankan student who has been studying his higher education and as a researcher. Maleen Wijerathne who is a Phd candidate and research assistant at Department of Mississippi State University in the topic of ‘Cosmic Rays ’ will be discussing. This online session is conducting by the students namely Sathika Gunarathne (Faculty of medicine,University of Colombo) and Thimira Chandrasekara (Faculty of Engineering,Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology) .All of astro lovers can join with this video session broadcast on SEDS Sri Lanka YouTube channel at 8.30 p.m. onwards.
by Bhathiya Senevirathne You may already came across with the phrase “Get your boarding pass to mars”. This is related to the recent project that will take part by 2020.The reason to issue a boarding pass with the name of you in it is to uplift the engagement of public community, so what is fascinating about this boarding pass? Will they really take your name to mars? The answer is yes and they are capable of taking more than one million names. For this engineers and scientists will use an electron beam to stencil the submitted names onto a silicon chip and the lines of text on it will be smaller than one thousandth the width of a human hair, so nearly this is 75 nano meters. A single dime sized chip will be covered with a glass cover with more than one million names. All of your names will be taken to the red planet with the help of a ROVER. Mars is often referred as the “Red Planet” due to its color which is given by the iron oxides in the atmosphere of mars, becoming the