Cooling Your Satellites - Science in Zero G: Episode Six

presented by Dr Helen Czerski and Ginny Smith

Heat transfer is as much of a problem in space as it is on Earth. So how do you effectively get rid of the heat generated by a satellite, so it doesn’t overheat, when that satellite is a small cube? A team of students from the University of Brighton are working on just that. And as Helen returns to the hangar after her flight, she reflects on the experience with Ginny.

There is certain science that just can’t be done in Earth’s gravity and, short of living on the ISS, the only way to conduct these experiments is on a parabolic flight campaign. 

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Very special thanks to Tim Peake.

With special thanks to the Neil Meville, Rosita Suensen and the great team at the European Space Agency and Anne-Clotilde Duchesne and the equally great team at Novespace for having us as part of the campaign.

Zero G flight footage shot by Melanie Cowan.

Produced and Directed by Trent Burton

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External footage of the Zero G plane courtesy of Novespace

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