Countdown 2 Launch Broadcast
Take part in this Countdown 2 Launch broadcast to experience the historic first ever launch of a rocket and satellite into space from UK soil which will take place at Spaceport Cornwall. This broadcast has been created for this momentous event and has been created for a school aged audience, hosted by Astronaut Tim Peake it offers a deep dive into the UK space sector, culminating in the launch sequence itself. Express your interest in this exciting, free broadcast by signing up below…
To keep update date visit Spaceport Cornwall’s Twitter here
Please note that If you’re not able to join us on 2nd March due to strikes, please do remind your students and parents/carers that they can register and tune in to the Countdown 2 Lauch wherever they are. The lesson will also be available on demand from 10 March.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM – Dave Pollard, Education and Outreach Manager at Spaceport Cornwall
Information about the #Countdown2Launch Broadcast
As many of you will have seen in the news over the last few days the historic first launch of satellites into space from the UK went perfectly… almost.
Sadly, the rocket suffered an anomaly late on Monday night after its release from Cosmic Girl, the carrier aircraft, which meant that the rocket and payloads did not make the orbit required to deploy.
Space is hard!
However, the #Countdown2Launch broadcast will still be going ahead, but with a new focus. One of resilience, hard work and trying not to be scared of failure. A really important message for everyone and especially students across the country.
The broadcast will still countdown to the launch sequence, sharing the developments taking place across the UK, highlighting information about how and why we use satellites, and will include a segment looking into routes into the sector. Then we will watch what we can of the launch sequence, culminating in the fact that LauncherOne did not make it to it’s required orbit this time around. Head of Spaceport Cornwall, Melissa Thorpe, will then share her insights into what happened, how this should not be seen as a failure, but a learning opportunity and how this is so relevant for students to understand throughout their studies and their life.
We hope that you will still be excited to tune into the broadcast.