Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Blue origin made it to the Edge of Space today

Congratulations Blue Origin, on making it to the edge of space and returning to earth, in a controlled manner.

The Edge of Space is an arbitrary number, that has been classified as 100 kilometers high, Blue origins ship New Shepard reached a height of 100.5 km.

 The really interesting part of the video for me starts at around 1:52 where you can see the gimbals on the rocket, trying to stableize the trajectory and slow the rocket down,

This is different from what SpaceX is trying to do, they are going about twice as high, with a rocket that is designed to put satellites into orbit, so its longer and thinner, it travels at about twice the speed. But it is still an impressive feat that Blue origin did today.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

GIS Day 2015

Its that time of year again, where the Jacarandas have started to flower and GIS Day is nearly upon us.

GIS Day is a Free technology event held all over the world, the Brisbane day is one of the largest events. GIS Day is organised by GISPeople


Wednesday 18th November 2015


Royal on The Park Hotel,
152 Alice Street, Brisbane CBD


GIS Day is always a fun day with lots of interesting technology on display, there was over 2, 000 people attended last year, A good chance to network with your fellow spatial enthusiasts.

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