Space Science

Space science added a new dimension to the quest for knowledge, complementing and extending what had been gained from centuries of theoretical speculations and ground-based observations. Space science consists of huge scope of field. In MYSA, space science can be divided into few general areas: (1) solar and space physics, including study of the magnetic and electromagnetic fields; (2) monitoring space weather using ground-based instrumentations; (3) astronomy and astrophysics; and (4) microgravity. We hope we could be inspiring youth and all Malaysian to pursue science-technology education and career opportunities in space science.

1)   solar and space physics, including study of the magnetic and electromagnetic fields

 

2)   monitoring space weather using ground-based instrumentations;

  • MYSA has several instrumentations that can monitor space weather conditions like MAGDAS, CALLISTO, and Solar Optical.
  • Researchers can also obtain space weather data from MYSA instrumentation through this form: Borang Permohonan Data Sains Angkasa.

 

3)   Astronomy and astrophysics; and

MYSA has an observatory named the Langkawi National Observatory (LNO) located in Bukit Malut, Langkawi. It is equipped with various observation facilities for researchers to observe celestial objects. More information related to LNO can be found HERE.

 

4)   Microgravity

MYSA has implemented a strategic collaboration networking program with agencies of excellence which can provide exposure to school and university students related to space technology and science. This program conducted by MYSA in collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). List of the previous program as below: –

a) KIBO Robot Programming Challenge (KRPC)

b) Asian Herb in Space (AHiS) 

c) Parabolic Flight

d) Space Seed for Asian Future (SSAF)