The Radio Communication Manager of Polish satellites Brite-PL, Marcin Stolarski won the Polish edition of the FameLab 2013 - scientific idol contest for young scientists and engineers.
The Final competition took place in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw on May 11. Ten participants competed for the top prize. Each presentation was evaluated by so called key 3C, i.e. Content, Clarity, Charisma. "The most important is the content of the presentation, clarity of expression, charisma and the specific twinkle of the person who presents the selected scientific issue" - Karolina Wojnicka, Famelab coordinator, explained.
This year the winner is Marcin Stolarski, who will represent Poland in FameLab International 2013 in Cheltenham in UK in June 2013.
Contact with both Austrian satellites was made on their first passes. The telemetry is nominal and the application software has been loaded to the onboard computers. Now the telemetery will be collected onboard as well. Whole Orbit Data will be downloaded from BRITEs and analyzed.
Two Austrian satellites: TUGSAT-1 and UniBRITE were launched on 25 February 2013 on the rocket PSLV from Shriharikota in India. They are the first satellites of BRITE constellation. Both Austrian satellites will be operated from IKS of TUG in Graz, where a ground station and the operations centre are supported by an additional ground station build at the ITC of the Technical University Vienna.
Interview with Professor Slavek Rucinski of the University of Toronto.
The Cooperative Fajna Sztuka ceremonially gave a special memory card to the Director of Centrum Badań Kosmicznych PAN - Prof. Marek Banaszkiewicz. This memory card contains the photographs and the movies collected in the framework of the action "Send your photo into space". The card was then installed on the electronic board in "Heweliusz" satellite.
The final announcement for the Heweliusz contest addressed to the students from the primary and secondary schools!
The winner in the category of artwork is Bartosz Karbownik from Publiczne Gimnazjum nr 3 im.Czesława Niemena in Świebodzinie, the winner in the category slogan related to Heweliusz satellite, is: "Rewolucja umysłu. Polska 2013" proposed by students from I Liceum Ogółnokształcącego im.Kazimierza Jagiellończyka w Sieradzu: Marta Makros, Joanna Holica and Sylwia Piekarczyk.
Congratulations to the winners! Their names will be engraved on the satellite panels.
The First Polish Scietific Satellite Lem is planned to be launched in third quarter of 2013 from Russian cosmodrome Yasny.
The first stage of Jan Heweliusz contest has been finished. The artworks are displayed in the contest's gallery. You are invited to vote for the artwork displayed online and for the slogan promoting Heweliusz satellite mission and the scientific project BRITE-PL.
The more information about BRITE-PL.