Welcome to our “Space Activities”, developed to inspire you about space and all that it can offer.
Spaceport Cornwall, with partners Virgin Orbit and Goonhilly Earth Station, are due to launch rockets from Cornwall Airport Newquay in 2022. By the time you finish your education there should be even more exciting opportunities in the sector, locally, nationally and internationally!
We have eight planets in our solar system.
They range in size, colour and the speed at which they rotate around the sun.
Can you name all the planets? Can you also name the different parts of the planet we live on, Earth? Download the ‘Name the Planets’ and ‘Location Challenge’ resources.
From 2022 Spaceport Cornwall will launch satellites into space. What are satellites and how long have humans been launching them into space?
Download these resources to discover all about satellites, the history of launch and what kind of jobs there are in the space sector, as well as university courses to help you work in the industry.
Data sent from satellites like Lorell will be picked up at Goonhilly Earth Station in Cornwall.
Hmmm, something doesn’t look quite right in the control room. Can you help Palores get back on track by completing the spot-the-difference? How are messages from Lorell picked up back on Earth? Complete the dot-to-dot to find out.