• Twinkle – A Mission to Unravel the Story of Planets in Our Galaxy

     

    Twinkle is a small, low-cost mission that will use spectroscopy to decode the light from hundreds of extrasolar planets. Twinkle will be able to reveal, for the first time, the chemical composition, weather and history of worlds orbiting distant stars. The Twinkle satellite will be built in the UK and launched into a low-Earth orbit within 3 to 4 years, using a platform designed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and instrumentation led by UCL.

    The Spacelink Learning Foundation is generously supporting schools participation in our EduTwinkle ORBYTS programme with its Norman White Award. The closing date for applications is 14th November. Find out more

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