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10 July 2020

New DISCOVERER publication

IRS is developing within the DISCOVERER project, an intake and a thruster for an ABEP system. The paper “RF helicon-based inductive plasma thruster (IPT) design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion system (ABEP)” describes the design and implementation of the RF helicon-based inductive plasma thruster (IPT).


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08 July 2020

DISCOVERER Spring/Summer 2020 newsletter

It has been a busy and very different few months for DISCOVERER. Following on from our successful review  and General Assembly the year started well, with 2 of the payloads successfully delivered to Gomspace for integration into our Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR). Check out our latest DISCOVERER newsletter capturing the recent exciting outputs from the project.

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01 July 2020


14 – 15 January 2021

The DISCOVERER project is pleased to announce it is hosting the first International Symposium on Very Low Earth Orbit Missions and Technologies and would like to invite you to be a part of it.

This symposium aims to bring together the industrial, academic, and policy-making community involved in, or with aspirations for, VLEO missions to share operational experience, relevant technology development, and current and future applications. 

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