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Quarterly Newsletter

A Quarterly Newsleter  

Newsletter #1. May 2019

 

 

 

Welcome to the first Quarterly Newsletter of Baltics in Space!

 

  • The ELLF C3 STEM project was submitted to H2020 SwafS April 2. The Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania-Finland (ELLF) Climate Change CubeSat (C3) project is a € 2M community-engagement proposal with ten Baltic partners, using STEM and Space economic drivers to address the Millenials greatest concern: Climate Change. With Climate Change experienced more keenly in high-latitude countries, ELLF can support the rest of Europe in growing climate science aware, gender-inclusive, high-value STEM skillsets.

  • ELLF can scale its climate science community engagement to other international locations. To meet interested collaborators to expand this project, Amara Graps will present ELLF this September at the EPSC-DPS meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in the EPSC-DPS 2019  Citizen Science session.

  • Summer temperatures have prompted the Riga residents to open their terrace doors and find again . We have re-purposed the Rasberry Pi microcontroller inside of ELLF for : the The Pi Pollution Detector is designed to be a portable measurement instrument, detecting (PM 2.5 and PM1.0) particulates. Our first measurement locations of interest is at the Riga Shipyard and in south-east London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youth Climate Change Strike. May 24, 2019. Riga, Latvia.  Photo: Amara Graps

 

 

 

 

 

< >How soon will humans be space mining? Sooner than you think. BiS director Amara Graps provided the opening provocative words to the session: “Return of the Space Race” to the European Young Leaders (EYL40) of The Potential of Collective Power FoE Seminar, London, March 15, 2019. Amara will expand on the asteroid mining topic with: “Ten Milestones in Asteroid Mining 2018-2019” in September at the EPSC-DPS meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in the Planetary Small Bodies Missions session.Roughly and comprise theecosystem that Amara Graps at BiS and Andrius Vilkauskas at the Kaunas University of Technology wish to tap for developing the ideas and payload for the new .In 2020 and 2021, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia celebrate 30 years since their Re-Independence.Why not ?Regional competitions from the three countries will determine the most promising and commercializable concepts for BaltiCube’s payload. The € 0.5 M funding needed to build and launch the satellite will be primarily private and industry sponsorships. If you wish to put flesh on the bones of BaltiCube, we’ll start with virtual and then face-to-face meetings in the summer 2019 of and through the winter of 2019-20 to build our strategy and partnerships. Contact Amara if you are interested to be involved.