We want to revolutionize Earth observation by operating satellites at much lower altitudes than usual. Our satellites will be smaller, lighter and cheaper to launch while achieving a better resolution than today’s devices.
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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).
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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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.