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space environment

[′spās in‚vi·ərn·mənt]
(astronomy)
The environment encountered by vehicles and living creatures in space, characterized by absence of atmosphere.
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Space Environment Testbeds, or SET, is an instrument made by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Conference participants discussed questions about the sun; the most important influence on the Earth's weather and space environment. Also present were guests from Khalifa University, American University of Sharjah, and UAE University.
- Air Force Keynote Address: Understanding the Problems of a Contested Space Environment
We're looking at how the weather that we live in - rain, heat, snow, thunderstorms, hurricanes - affects the space environment above us."
Pisacane writes for readers who want to understand the physics of the space environment and those who want to understand the engineering aspects of the effects of the space environment on space systems.
This group will focus on topics that include fault detection, environmental requirements unique to the space environment, provisions for high availability and the addition of serial interfaces such as SpaceWire, TT-Ethernet and Rapid I/O for inter-board communication.
In addition, "we have to develop new space tactics and doctrines, to account for a contested space environment." (6)
The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology and other fields.
China will launch about 70 remote sensing satellites to detect the nearEarth space environment and predict extreme events, according to Yang.
Ofer Cohen of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said that the red-dwarf planet faces an extreme space environment in addition to other stresses like tidal locking.
The information is designed to improve scientific understanding of the mechanisms that drive the Sun's activity and the fundamental physical processes underlying near-Earth plasma dynamics, determine the physical interactions of Earth's atmospheric layers in the context of the connected Sun-Earth system, and enhance the capability to provide realistic and specific forecasts of Earth's space environment to better serve the needs of society.
Among their topics are optical monitoring strategies for optical coating manufacture, complex materials with plasmonic effects for optical thin film applications, controlling thermal radiation from surfaces, optical thin films containing quantum dots, optical coatings on plastics for anti-reflection purposes, optical coatings for high-intensity femtosecond lasers, optical coatings for large facilities, and optical coatings in the space environment.

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