Tuesday, September 13, 2005

SSL tour part one

We've just been given an inspiring tour of half of SSL by Forrest Mozer
who introduced us to managers of the various missions, and what happens where. We promised to make contact with them again and find out more. He was great in letting them know who we are and how he enjoyed our work!
He's also got us invited to the vibration testing of some of the THEMIS
probes, where we'll have to 'suit up'. Second half of the tour to come tomorrow; what a valuable opportunity.

Also have come across some prototype software for the visualisatioin, analysis, and retrieval of space physics data, produces amazing images and animation. We're going to look at that and explore it's potential. Here's an image from it, very Sonic Inc!