22 May 2024

Rocket Lab to launch satellite to monitor Earth's polar regions

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 22 May 2024

The mission, called PREFIRE, short for Polar Radiant Energy in the Far-InfraRed Experiment, includes two shoebox-sized satellites or 'cubesats' to find out how much heat Earth's polar regions radiate out to space and how that influences our climate. University of Wisconsin professor, and principal investigator for the mission, Tristan L'Ecuyer spoke to Corin Dann.