September 29, 2020


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Astro Pi 2019/20: More than 6500 programs run on the ISS

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ESA Education, in collaboration with the Raspberry Pi Basis, are enthusiastic to announce that 6350 teams of college students and young men and women, from all 25 qualified international locations, effectively entered Mission Zero, and experienced their programs run on the Astro Pi personal computers on board the Worldwide Place Station for 30 seconds each!

The teams measured the temperature inside of the ISS Columbus module, and utilized the Astro Pi LED matrix to exhibit the measurement jointly with a greeting to the astronauts, like Chris Cassidy, who oversaw this year’s experiments.

Astro Pi experiment

In addition, 208 teams of college students and young men and women are at present collaborating in Section four of Mission Place Lab. More than the past couple weeks, each of these teams has experienced their scientific experiments run on either Astro Pi Ed or Astro Pi Izzy for three hours each.

Astro Pi Ed was aiding the participants look into existence in room, applying sensors to evaluate the circumstances on the ISS and even mapping the magnetic field of Earth. Groups utilized Astro Pi Izzy’s in close proximity to-infrared digital camera to look into existence on Earth, such as vegetation overall health and the effects of human existence on our earth.

All Mission Place Lab teams have now gained their information back again from the ISS to analyse and summarise in their final scientific reports. Groups are obtaining particular direction and suggestions on how very best to collaborate remotely to publish these reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have been supplied an extended submission deadline of three July 2020.

Method deployment, but not as we know it

CANADARM from Astro Pi Izzy’s look at of Earth

This year, we encountered a problem during the deployment of some Lifestyle on Earth experiments. When we downloaded the to start with batch of information from the ISS, we realised that Astro Pi Izzy experienced an incorrect location, which resulted in some pictures turning pink! Furthermore, the CANADARM was in the middle of the window look at. 

Unnecessary to say, this would have experienced a adverse effects on many experiments, so we set in a particular ask for to NASA to remove the CANADARM arm and we reset Izzy. This meant that the method took lengthier than usual, but we managed to re-run all experiments and seize some fantastic visuals!

Celebrating your achievements

Each and every group that participated in Mission Zero or Mission Place Lab this year will receive a particular certificate of recognition for each teams’ achievements during the obstacle. The Mission Zero certificates will function the coordinates of the ISS during the time your programs have been run! 

We’d enjoy to see pictures of these hanging in your houses, faculties or golf equipment! The programs gained this year have been superb in high-quality, creativity, and specialized skill. 

Who will earn Mission Place Lab 2019/2020?

A jury of specialists appointed by ESA and the Raspberry Pi Basis will judge all of the reports, then choose the ten very best reports these teams will become the winners of the European Astro Pi Problem 2019/20. Just about every of the ten successful teams will receive a particular prize.

Finally, congratulations to all the teams that have taken aspect in Astro Pi Mission Place Lab this year. We hope that you observed it as attention-grabbing and as entertaining as we did. We just cannot wait around to examine your reports!