If your Emergency Response Team (ERT) applications show that you can work together quickly and accurately, and that you are not afraid to study, apply new ideas, and explore where few have ventured before, you will qualify to join us on an e-Mission.
When you are ready, please go to the Application
Process in the Satellite section. Study, think, talk together, and prepare your teams' applications.
Here's the Plan
After you are accepted for the e-Mission, your teams will train in analysing the potential hazards faced by the people of Montserrat. You will need to have researched the dangers of volcanoes and hurricanes, along with how satellites work. The island of Montserrat will be particularly important, you will investigate the island itself and study its land shapes, its resources, and the cities, roads, and utilities the people have created. Then, based upon your new knowledge and skills, you will develop plans to assist the people of Montserrat.
On mission day, you will watch with us as the Space Shuttle lifts off and astronauts launch a Low Earth Orbiting satellite. If all goes well, the network of satellites will immediately begin broadcasting, accurate real time data. We will receive data about the volcano on Montserrat and any tropical storms in the area. Your teams must be prepared to analyse this data. Throughout the e-Mission, you will be able to see and talk to us here in Mission Control. We will work closely together.
Good luck with your application.