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Team Super Awesome FLL 2009 Research presentation

  1. 1. Team Super Awesome<br />and the <br />Space Junk<br />25 ¢<br />
  2. 2. Captain B. Withers dangerously works on the Alpha One satellite…<br />
  3. 3. Captain B. Withers dangerously works on the Alpha One satellite…<br />Let see, I think its “lefty tighty, righty loosey”?<br />
  4. 4. …disaster strikes as the wrench is set free off into space<br />
  5. 5. …disaster strikes as the wrench is set free off into space<br />Oops!<br />
  6. 6. …disaster strikes as the wrench is set free off into space<br />Oops!<br />Hope that doesn’t come out of my pay check<br />
  7. 7. FISH<br />20 years later, the FISH Network satellite is in the path of the stray wrench…<br />
  8. 8. ...while Jimmy Kruckleson enjoys an afternoon of animated sea creatures.<br />♫ SpongeBob Square Pants..♪<br />
  9. 9. Boom!<br />
  10. 10. Mommy!!<br />
  11. 11. Mommy!!<br />TV Go DARK!!!!<br />
  12. 12. This just in! Satellite crash wipes out FISH network. The crash is believed to be caused by space junk. Experts say that space junk is becoming a big problem. Thousands of people now have no TV because of this event. <br />FISHnews<br />ALERT: FISH Network satellite explodes cause unknown, space junk suspected<br />Jimmy Krunkleson’s Mom has run out of things for Jimmy to do --- Sponge Bob missing a K<br />
  13. 13. A simple wrench lost in space has become a danger to satellites and anything traveling in space. This has become a problem for all forms of traveling around the Earth in outer space.<br />FISHnews<br />ALERT: FISH Network satellite explodes cause unknown, space junk suspected<br />Sponge Bob missing a Krabby Pattie --- Experts agree on cause but no solution in sight <br />
  14. 14. Who will save us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br />FISHnews<br />ALERT: FISH Network satellite explodes cause unknown, space junk suspected<br />Experts agree on cause but no solution in sight --- Reward offered for space junk solution <br />
  15. 15. MIME<br />Mime <br />SPECIAL REPORT SPACE DANGER<br />MIME<br />Satellite explosion takes out TV network.<br />Space Transportation comes to a stop in fear of more Space Junk<br />
  16. 16. Acall comes into Team Super Awesome headquarters.<br />
  17. 17. Acall comes into Team Super Awesome headquarters.<br />Riinng!!<br />
  18. 18. Acall comes into Team Super Awesome headquarters.<br />Riinng!!<br />Hello<br />
  19. 19. Team Super Awesome, we got a problem and we need your help!<br />
  20. 20. Team Super Awesome, we got a problem and we need your help!<br />What is it‼<br />
  21. 21. Team Super Awesome, we got a problem and we need your help!<br />What is it‼<br />Why are we yelling?? <br />
  22. 22. Space junk just took out FISH Network’s brand new satellite!!<br />
  23. 23. Why do we care!?!?!?!<br />Space junk just took out FISH Network’s brand new satellite!!<br />
  24. 24. They said that there is a 5 billion dollar reward for anyone who can solve this problem!<br />
  25. 25. They said that there is a 5 million dollar reward for anyone who can solve this problem!<br />We are on it!!!!<br />$$<br />
  26. 26. The team travels to the SpaceWorks Engineering office in Dunwoody Georgia to talk to an expert<br />
  27. 27. Dr. John Olds at SpaceWorks Engineering Inc. should be able to give the team some help.<br />
  28. 28. I think Dr. Olds will be able to help us<br />Dr. John Olds at SpaceWorks Engineering Inc. should be able to give the team some help.<br />
  29. 29. Yeah he’s the expert<br />I think Dr. Olds will be able to help us<br />Dr. John Olds at SpaceWorks Engineering Inc. should be able to give the team some help.<br />
  30. 30. For items less than 1 cm across there are millions of individual items of man made space debris.<br />How much space junk is there?<br />
  31. 31. Man made space junk started in the 1950’s. The oldest man-made object now in space is the Vanguard I spacecraft, launched in 1958.<br />When did space junk start?<br />
  32. 32. Impact risk is the biggest issue. Getting hit by something traveling at high closing speed could be catastrophic.<br />What is the biggest risk to space transportation?<br />
  33. 33. Back at the lab the team comes up with a plan.<br />
  34. 34. Back at the lab the team comes up with a plan.<br />That was great information we received from Dr. Olds. Now lets put it to use and clean up this space mess.<br />
  35. 35. Maybe a space magnet<br />
  36. 36. Maybe a space magnet<br />A big blob of glue?!<br />
  37. 37. Maybe a space magnet<br />How about a giant vacuum cleaner?<br />A big blob of glue?!<br />
  38. 38. We need a solution now!!<br />
  39. 39. We need a solution now!!<br />I need a taco now<br />
  40. 40. Project s.c.o.o.p comes to life<br /><ul><li>Space
  41. 41. Collector
  42. 42. Outer
  43. 43. Orbit
  44. 44. Project</li></ul>Project S.C.O.O.P<br />
  45. 45. The team takes off to deliver their solution to remove the space junk.<br />Zoooom!<br />
  46. 46. The team takes off to deliver their solution to remove the space junk.<br />Zoooom!<br />Weeeee!!<br />
  47. 47. The team takes off to deliver their solution to remove the space junk.<br />Zoooom!<br />Are we there yet?<br />Weeeee!!<br />
  48. 48. Once in place the payload is delivered, mission accomplished!<br />
  49. 49. Once in place the payload is delivered, mission accomplished!<br />Payload delivered successfully<br />
  50. 50. Once in place the payload is delivered, mission accomplished!<br />Can we go get some tacos now?<br />Payload delivered successfully<br />
  51. 51. Oh No! Not again!!<br />Back at the newest FISH Network satellite<br />
  52. 52. Swooosh!!<br />Project S.C.O.O.P. collects the trash and saves the day!<br />
  53. 53. We Love you Team super Awesome !<br />We’re Saved!!<br />FISHnews<br />ALERT: FISH Network satellite saved by S.C.O.O.P. & Team Super Awesome<br />Dogs and Cats work out treaty – peace at last in the animal community…still hate snakes <br />
  54. 54. MIME<br />Mime <br />SPECIAL REPORT SPACE AWESOME<br />MIME<br />Team Super Awesome saves the day!<br />Can we keep the junk away forever? What can we do to keep space clean?<br />
  55. 55. Once again Team Super Awesome saves the day.<br />
  56. 56. Once again Team Super Awesome saves the day.<br />Hey! I never got my taco!<br />
  57. 57. What is Space Junk?<br />Space junk is the debris that people release into space, or the different pieces of items that have originated from space<br />Space junk can be artificial of natural depending on where the garbage has come from<br />Natural would be meteors and other things similar to that, artificial space junk is things like a dead satellite or a wrench that someone dropped in space.<br />The average speed for space junk is 18,000 miles per hour<br />The oldest manmade object that is still in space is the Vanguard I spacecraft that was launched on March 17, 1958.<br />Space junk is constantly falling back to the earth<br />
  58. 58. Space Junk effect on space transportation<br />This problem affects all countries and businesses that want to fly objects in space. <br />How do you protect a spacecraft from it? <br />Do you shield or try to maneuver the spacecraft? Either option is very expensive and is not a guaranteed solution.<br />
  59. 59. The Expert<br />Dr. John Olds, at SpaceWorks Engineering in Dunwoody Georgia, answered our questions about space junk and how it effects transportation around the earth in space.<br />
  60. 60. Current solutions for space junk<br /><ul><li>Although many people have thought of solutions to space junk, none are being used today.
  61. 61. The most widely used solution is to cross your fingers and hope that you do not get hit</li></li></ul><li>the real worries of space junk<br /><ul><li>Imagine that you are orbiting in a spacecraft, and you don’t see anything, suddenly, a paint chip traveling at 20,000 miles per hour hits your front window and breaks it
  62. 62. This is what the aircraft engineers are really worried about, most of the larger space debris, can be tracked, but unfortunately, a paint chip or a wrench cannot so that puts a worry on some of the spacecraft members.
  63. 63. Our major focus in our solution is to help get rid of the small, manmade objects that are in space so we created the S.C.O.O.P.</li></li></ul><li>Our solution for space Junk<br />Our solution is called S.C.O.O.P.<br />Space<br />Collector<br />Outer<br />Orbit<br />Project<br />The outer membrane is made of stainless steel <br />the hooks at the end of the arms for collecting large pieces of trash<br />The center is filled with solid gel<br />The funnel is to transport small trash into the gel<br />
  64. 64. Our solution for space Junk<br />The S.C.O.O.P. is a centrifuge that has five arms that protrude from the central body, these arms spin with the central body to collect the junk.<br />Inside the centrifuge is a gel material that will hold the collected junk in place.<br />Once full the S.C.O.O.P. will drop out of orbit and return the junk to earth.<br />
  65. 65. sharing of our Idea<br />We have sent documents of our solution to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and to various engineers that work within NASA.<br />Sadly it seems that little will be done in regards to space junk until something catastrophic happens, such as the destruction of an important satellite or spacecraft.<br />
  66. 66. Thank you for your time<br />
  67. 67. Shared with:<br />Dr. Wade PulliamProgram Manager / Tactical Technology OfficeWade.pulliam@darpa.mil<br />Dr. Kira Jorgensen<br />Orbital Debris Scientist<br />kira.jorgensen1@jsc.nasa.gov<br />Nicholas Johnson<br />Chief Scientist and Program Manager of the Orbital Debris<br />nicholas.l.johnson@nasa.gov<br />

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