Ebenthali Space Research Institute
|Formed||September 8, 2020|
|Headquarters||Kings Palace, Gillisburgh|
|Motto||Taking the crown to the space|
The Ebenthali Space Research Institute (Portuguese: Instituto de Pesquisa Espacial Ebenthali), also known by its acronymn ESRI is an independent agency of the government of Ebenthal responsible for the county's space program.
The ESRI was established in 8 September 2020 by Royal Decree as a civil organization encouraging deeper studies, scientific accuracy but also open mind and it represents Ebenthal in all negotiations regarding the space. ESRI is responsible for the acquisition and administration of observation objects and sub-orbital capacity artifacts, record studies and observations, in addition to maintaining two observatories.
OBS Saturn I
This mission, officially called Observation of Saturno No. 1, more commonly referred as "Saturn's Shadow", was focused on observing the planet Saturn's shadow while passing in front of Jupiter, during a rare alignment. The mission took place in 21 December 2020 at the Princely Observatory of Abyssi in the homonimous town at the Principality of Alvorada. Coordinated by the Prince of Alvorada, Reinaldo I, the Telescope No. 2 was used. On the images collected and later assembled, Saturn's shadow was used to calculate its circunference, angle and speed. All informations were stored at the archives of both the Princely Observatory as well as in the King's Palace Observatory.
As the institute was created, it has planned the construction of a small rocket capable of reaching the thermosphere, that is, making a sub-orbital flight, which will be called 1º Foguete Sub-Orbital do Reino de Ebenthal or abbreviated as 1FSORE (English: First Sub-Orbital Rocket of the Kingdom of Ebenthal). The project was envisioned and is to be put in place by King Arthur II of Ebenthal which is also a mechatronics technologist assisted by his father Armando, Baron of Roches, and his former digital electronics professor, Dr. Ruy Fernandes, Baron of Lins.
The main feature of Ebenthal's space research is observation of the stars, mainly galaxies, clusters and the arms of the Milky Way. These observations are recorded and cataloged, as well as any changes in the position of stars predetermined by the observatory. From its establishment, ESRI has a unilateral agreement with the Brazilian Space Agency to alert it to any possible astronomical discovery.
Another part of ESRI's research efforts focuses on studies of potentially habitable planets and the development of technology to reach them, as well as the study of the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Through the analysis of data collected by the various space agencies in the world, hypotheses are often raised on these subjects. The study of quantum physics, especially related to black holes, and the study of the life cycle of stars are also part of ESRI's academic basis.
Observatories and Equipment
ESRI currently runs two observatories. The Kings Palace Obervatory, at the Kings Palace in Gillisburgh and the Princely Observatory of Abyssi in the homonymous city. Together, they have three relatively high-powered telescopes, as well as collections of Atlas of astronomy and a advanced solar system model with every known celestial body within it.