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Cornell Department of Astronomy & Space Sciences Spring 2022 Colloquium Series

Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Space Sciences Building, 105

"If mapping on Earth is called Geospatial Services, what will it be called on Mars?"

Adam Maher, Ursa Space Systems.

Abstract: Mapping the surface of a planet used to be something that was only possible for governments, with the amount of money, time and man hours it required to accomplish.  With private companies now having the capacity to build and launch their own fleets of satellites, today it is possible for a small private company leveraging AI and cloud computing to map the surface of Earth daily.  Given that these technologies don’t have to be confined to Earth’s orbit but can be used around other planets to map their surfaces, commercial satellite technologies have the potential to accelerate interplanetary exploration and open up that exploration to more Earthlings.  If mapping on Earth is called Geospatial Services, what will it be called on Mars?

To view via Zoom, please contact Monica Carpenter (mla20@cornell.edu) or Jason Jennings (jej34@cornell.edu) for the link.

  • Attendees who are not current Cornell employees or students must bring photo ID and provide one of the following when arriving at an event:
      • proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine (Excelsior Pass encouraged, but photo, screenshot or copy of vaccination card are acceptable);
      • results of a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the event start; or
      • an FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of the event start.
  • Cornell students, staff and faculty are required to complete the Daily Check on the day of attendance and to present a Cornell ID upon arrival. 
  • MASKS ARE REQUIRED.
  • Please note: Requirements could change if we are directed to make changes by federal, state, local or university authorities.

Dial-In Information

To view via Zoom, please contact Monica Carpenter (mla20@cornell.edu) or Jason Jennings (jej34@cornell.edu) for the link.

  • Attendees who are not current Cornell employees or students must bring photo ID and provide one of the following when arriving at an event:
      • proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-authorized vaccine (Excelsior Pass encouraged, but photo, screenshot or copy of vaccination card are acceptable);
      • results of a negative FDA- or DOH-authorized PCR, rapid PCR, or nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) COVID-19 test collected within 72 hours of the event start; or
      • an FDA-authorized antigen test performed on a specimen collected within six hours of the event start.
  • Cornell students, staff and faculty are required to complete the Daily Check on the day of attendance and to present a Cornell ID upon arrival. 
  • MASKS ARE OPTIONAL.
  • Please note: Requirements could change if we are directed to make changes by federal, state, local or university authorities.

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Event Type

Colloquium

Departments

Astronomy

Website

https://astro.cornell.edu/events#coll...

Contact E-Mail

mla20@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Monica Carpenter

Contact Phone

6072553727

Speaker

Adam Maher

Speaker Affiliation

Usra Space Systems

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