25 May Looking Up - 25 May 2018

This past Sunday China launched a rocket which carried three satellites that are now en route to the Moon. Two of these satellites carry instruments co-developed here in Somerset West by Space Advisory Company, part of a complex and exciting science collaboration with the Dutch, Saudis and Chinese. Dr Francois Malan tells us something about this mission and our part in it, as well as the science case for the NCLE instrument on the QueQiao relay satellite, which will explore the very start of the formation of light, way back close to the beginning of the universe after the Big Bang. Golly!
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