Currently Running and Previously Run Space Experiments


This is a collection of previously planned and executed Space Experiments. Feel free to gather ideas to help you plan your Space Experiment! For FAQs related to our Space Experiment, please visit our ASE Space Experiment Community Discussion.

About the Space Experiment category

Thermal radiation is a common synonym for infrared radiation emitted by objects at temperatures often encountered on Earth. Most Astronomers believe that when changed particles from the sun strikes atoms in the Earth’s atmosphere, they cause electrons in the atoms to move to a higher state. When electrons drop back to a lower state, they release a photon: light. This in result creates the northern lights, or the beautiful Aurora. Our group would like to find out what the difference is between radiation and the latitude of the Earth and if this theory is correct. If at all possible we would like to pass over Chernobyl, in order to collect data from the area for measuring the continuity of how radiation migrated amongst the region.


Data To Be Delivered: May 2018

Title: Space Data Analysis of Light, Magnetic, Radiation
Group: Civicorps Oakland - UC Berkeley
Description: Study of 4 satellite orbits. Data analysis of patterns of eclipse, magnetic field and radiation during orbits.


Data To Be Delivered: May 2018

Title: Comparing and Contrasting Data From Polar-Orbiting Satellite
Group: GEMS Academy Chicago
Description: 7th grade class investigating the differences between the poles. Differences and relationships of the temperature,luminosity, UV, magentometer, and particle counter, and infrared temperature differences between the polar orbit.


Data To Be Delivered: May 2018

Title: Study of Hemisphere Differences
Group: Galileo STEM Academy
Description: Study of Aurora Borealis, Magnetic Field, Temperature, Hemisphere Differences.


Data To Be Delivered: May 2018

Title: Comparative Analysis of NOAA Satellites to the Satellite lemur-2 Greenberg
Group: CD-SEAS Mission Microgravity
Description:1. Comparative analysis of NOAA satellites to the satellite lemur-2 Greenberg using our selected data points and the correlation for the 2 different satellite readings during a 12 hour and 20 minute period, orbiting 7.33 times around the Earth in LEO. 2. IR will track different temperature ranges on parts of the Earth. Also, look at differences in UV and IR over different land masses, such as ice-covered regions, deserts, jungle, and Oceans. And, consider the solar radiation reflective from Earth and back to Space where the reflection might be from the Earth’s upper atmosphere or maybe signatures above the Amazon Rainforest versus the Arctic regions. 3. Magnetometer use to potentially map the Earth’s magnetic field (Polar Magnetic Field). Upon return of datasets, look at the x, y and z coordinate system. Look at magnetism and look at magnetic field strength for each of these readings. 4. Magnetometer and solar storms use of the high energy particle sensor to look at solar storm anomalies and as a secondary reason to look at these anomalies that may potentially cause marine stranding events.