Raving Orbit

Raving Orbit Raving Orbit is an innovative company using satellite data for the online mobile device market. www.ravingorbit.com | www.twitter.com/RavingOrbit

Working directly with G-STEP, University of Leicester. We use satellite data to bring new products to the online mobile market. These products could range from cultural & heritage, art & antiques, travel & tourism, history and many more. We also create applications for mobile devices. Our business is a new creative and technology based company which will build products using software and computer services and our end product and consultancy delivers for the interactive leisure software. Space | Satellite Data | Mobile Devices | Internet & Web | GIS Travel & Tourism | Religion & Culture | Cultural & Heritage www.ravingorbit.com | www.twitter.com/RavingOrbit | www.linkedin.com/company/raving-orbit

Mission: "Space to Ground"

23/07/2017
BBC Money

BBC Money

How the Frisbee got its name.

Over 200 million have been sold around the world - but how did this flying disc become a soar-away success.

Hindu Matters In Britain
30/06/2017
Hindu Matters In Britain

Hindu Matters In Britain

Rifath Shaarook's 64-gram (0.14 lb) device was selected as the winner in a youth design competition.

04/05/2017
Leicester City Council

Leicester City Council

On the last Sunday of every month, visitors to #Leicester can explore some of the city's historic places for free including The Magazine, Leicester Castle Great Hall, Newarke Houses Museum and more.

The first event of the spring was held last Sunday and the next is coming up on 28 May.

Full details are available at visitleicester.info/heritagesundays...

UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
16/01/2017
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

We're sorry to hear of the death of Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon. We hope that one day "we shall return with peace and hope for all mankind".

RICS
01/12/2016
RICS

RICS

How do you handle a major archaeological find when you’re in the thick of a major building project? Modus magazine looks at best practice from across the world, including London’s massive Crossrail project.

​Winners of Leicester and Leicestershire tourism awards 2016
01/12/2016
​Winners of Leicester and Leicestershire tourism awards 2016

​Winners of Leicester and Leicestershire tourism awards 2016

Leicester City's victory parade was crowned the best free event of the year at last night's county tourism awards. Some 250,000 people descended on the city on May 16 to watch their football heroes...

English Heritage
13/10/2016
English Heritage

English Heritage

Join us tomorrow as we tell the story of the Battle of Hastings using eight different characters, each representing different areas of medieval society. From pre-battle nerves at daybreak to the bloody, ghastly end, our People of 1066 will bring history to life and tell the story of England like never before.

BBC Money
27/09/2016
BBC Money

BBC Money

India's space agency has already secured deals to launch dozens more foreign satellites. 🚀

RICS
16/08/2016
RICS

RICS

The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales national parks have been extended by 188 square miles...

11/08/2016
BBC East Midlands

BBC East Midlands

Stay up tonight and you may see a meteor shower! Here's Kay with the details...

14/07/2016
English Heritage

English Heritage

There's now even more to discover at Battle Abbey, 950 years after the most famous date in English history: http://eht.to/hf

21/06/2016
English Heritage

English Heritage

Explore these 360° views of a spectacular sunrise at Stonehenge by moving your phone or swiping the screen. Don't forget to turn the sound on!

23/05/2016
BBC Asian Network

BBC Asian Network

India has launched an unmanned model space shuttle, joining the race to develop reusable spacecraft

Meet the first female Ugandan to acquire a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering - CampusBee
16/05/2016
Meet the first female Ugandan to acquire a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering - CampusBee

Meet the first female Ugandan to acquire a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering - CampusBee

“It’s so surreal, hasn’t really sunk in. I’m extremely happy but at the same time I feel like I am not where I need to be yet. It is only the beginning, a baby step in the right direction. I feel extremely blessed because of all that has brought me to this date, for getting

Canadian teenager 'discovers ancient Mayan city lost in jungles of Mexico'
10/05/2016
Canadian teenager 'discovers ancient Mayan city lost in jungles of Mexico'

Canadian teenager 'discovers ancient Mayan city lost in jungles of Mexico'

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth. William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of…

15/03/2016
Tech Insider

Tech Insider

Here's what happens when a black hole and a star collide.

UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
08/03/2016

UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space

One final post for International Women's Day: this time, we'd like to celebrate and thank some of the inspiring women we met at the National Student Space Conference this weekend!
Featured below are
- Dr Beth Healey, a medical doctor who went to Antarctica with ESA
- Dr Clara Souza-Silva, who runs the EduTwinkle outreach mission and works as a molecular astrophysicist at UCL
- Libby Jackson, who is Tim Peake's outreach coordinator and a former UKSEDS chair
- Prof. Michele Dougherty, who is PI for the magnetometer instruments on Cassini/Huygens and JUICE
- Dr Meghan Gray, an Associate Professor at Nottingham who studies 'galaxy ecology' using observations from telescopes around the world

03/03/2016
Hindu Matters In Britain

Hindu Matters In Britain

'The Man Who Knew Infinity' is a movie based on the life of the legendry Hindu Mathematician Ramanujan

In Leicester next week new aviation record breakers
19/02/2016
First Quad-copter Drone Crosses English Channel

In Leicester next week new aviation record breakers

The longest single flight of a quad-copter in the world was completed by a UK team of drone experts after they successfully completed their bid to be the first team in history to fly a drone across the English Channel in a single flight of 35km on Tuesday. The team, lead by Richard Gill from […]

17/02/2016
Making Aviation History - First Quad-Copter to fly across the English Channel

Speaking in Leicester 25th February. Team Ocuair, led by Richard Gill, broke aviation history yesterday by becoming the first people to fly a quadcopter drone across the English Channel. The amazing feat saw a custom built drone cover the 35km distance in a single flight of 72 minutes. The drone launched from a French Beach near Wissant and landed on Shakespeare Beach in Dover.

This is a time lapse video of the crossing.

A full media pack is available for new agencies please contact the pilot, Richard Gill, on [email protected] or 07477559566.

Full permissions had been granted by the UK CAA and French NAA.

https://youtu.be/AxllRIc5Wos

Team Ocuair led by Richard Gill, broke aviation history yesterday by becoming the first people to fly a quadcopter drone across the English Channel. The amaz...

The October Sky
01/02/2016

The October Sky

13 Years for Space Tragedy.

Remembering The Breakup of U.S. space shuttle orbiter Columbia. on Feb. 1, 2003, that claimed the lives of all seven astronauts on board just minutes before it was to land at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Among those who died was India's pride Kalpana Chawla who is still considered a shining beacon of hope for all Indian girls and Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut.

Columbia, which had made the shuttle program’s first flight into space in 1981, lifted off for its 28th mission, STS-107, on Jan. 16, 2003. STS-107 was a flight dedicated to various experiments that required a microgravity environment. The crew comprised commander Rick Husband; pilot William McCool; mission specialists Michael Anderson, David Brown, Kalpana Chawla, and Laurel Clark; and payload specialist Ilan Ramon, the first Israeliastronaut. As Columbia was reenteringEarth’s atmosphere, it broke apart overTexas at approximately 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time at an altitude of 60 km (40 miles), showering debris across southeastern Texas and southern Louisiana. The disintegration of the craft was recorded by television cameras and U.S. Air Forceradar. Its major components and the remains of the crew were recovered over the following month.
The destruction of Columbia followed by almost exactly 17 years the loss ofChallenger in a launch accident on Jan. 28, 1986. Ironically, the cause of the Columbiacatastrophe soon was determined to be launch-related as well. Films showed that a piece of insulating foam broke loose from the external propellant tank and struck the leading edge of the left wing approximately 81 seconds after liftoff. Bits of foam had detached in past missions without serious mishap, and, at the time of the Columbialaunch, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) engineers did not think that the foam carried enough momentum to cause significant damage. In fact, as demonstrated in postaccident tests, the foam was capable of punching a large hole in the reinforced carbon-carbon insulation tiles that protected the shuttle’s nose and wing leading edges from the extreme heat of atmospheric reentry. Although some engineers had wanted ground-based cameras to take photos of the orbiting shuttle to look for damage, the request did not get to the right officials.

During Columbia’s atmospheric reentry, hot gases penetrated the damaged tile section and melted major structural elements of the wing, which eventually collapsed. Data from the vehicle showed rising temperatures within sections of the left wing as early as 8:52 am, although the crew knew of their situation for perhaps only a minute or so before vehicle breakup. Subsequent investigation by NASA and the independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board uncovered a number of managerial shortcomings, in addition to the immediate technical reason (poor manufacturing control of tank insulation and other defects), that allowed the accident to happen.

The most palpable result of the accident was a grounding of the remaining threeshuttles—Discovery, Atlantis, and Endeavour(the last built to replace Challenger)—until NASA and its contractors could develop means to prevent similar accidents, which included kits for repairs in orbit.

Assembly of the International Space Station(ISS) in Earth orbit was suspended after theColumbia accident until shuttle flights could resume. Limited research on the ISS was conducted by rotating two-person crews launched in Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The shuttle did not return to space until the STS-114 mission, which launched on July 26, 2005.

#The_October_Sky

27/01/2016
Quartz

Quartz

Welcome to the multimillion-dollar Drone Racing League. It feels like pod racing from Star Wars, but could very well become the first sport of the 21st century.

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