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John Manuel
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Would you like to help capture a satellite?
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The Canadian-built electric field instruments (installed at the front of each satellite) are doing great. Check out the movie of the velocity, direction, and temperature of incoming ions at the satellite: http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2014/02/Electric_field_instrument_first_data.
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They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince/princess… why not use Big Data to smooth the way?
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Focus on the aim and use the tools at hand. Works in any situation. Awesome how big data was used.
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Turbo Pascal was my first post-Fortran language. What a pleasure it was to make the switch!
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So… using this naming scheme, what would we call the SKA (http://www.skatelescope.org)?
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Like the best physics demos, it looks like magic but it's not too hard to understand. Makes me wish I still taught physics...
 
What, in Newton's name, would make a chain of beads rise and fall like water under pressure?
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Say hello to Canada's Space Policy Framework...
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Mostly harmless… but don't underestimate the principal of "survival of the fittest".

Thanks, +GeekTyrant.
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"...they do not need to pause to think between actions or to contemplate their next move..." This made my day :D
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Up early on Friday? Tune in to http://spaceinvideos.esa.int/esalive to watch the 7:02 am (Eastern Standard Time) launch of three satellites with some very impressive Canadian technology on board.  #space   #magnetic   #swarmmission   #esa  
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  • Canadian Space Agency
    Senior Program Scientist, 2013 - present
  • Canadian Space Agency
    Research Scientist, 2010 - 2012
  • Canadian Space Agency
    Program Scientist, 2005 - 2009
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Physics, space, and now... information.
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I study the impact of solar activity on near-Earth space (a.k.a. space weather). I'm particularly interested in finding ways of using data from networks of science instruments on Earth to "see" what's happening above us in space, just as weather satellites in space "see" what's happening down here on Earth.

[Disclaimer: The views expressed in these posts are my own and not those of my employer, although they should be.]
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  • University of Alberta
    Space Physics, 1985 - 1992
  • Dalhousie University
    Physics, 1980 - 1984
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Canadian Government Announces Canada's Plan for our Future in Space

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Canadian Space Agency Awards $6.2M in Contributions to 5 Canadian Universities

Geospace Observatory (GO) Canada Announcement of Opportunity
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Geospace Observatory (GO) Canada Announcement of Opportunity

ESA's magnetic field mission Swarm
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ESA’s Swarm mission will unravel one of the most mysterious aspects of our planet: the magnetic field.

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