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28 April 2021

Mission Patch Competition – winner selected

For the DISCOVERER Mission Patch Design competition, children at High School or University Level were asked to design their own mission patch for our Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) scheduled for launch on 3rd June 2021 on Space X mission CRS-22. A total of 15 entries were received. The winning design was designed by Laura Mann, Lancaster Girls’ Grammar School. Congratulations Laura!

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27 April 2021

DISCOVERER Symposium – Programme


We are thrilled to announce the list of speakers and the programme for our symposium. This line-up includes over 30 experts from 11 different countries – all of whom are eager to share their knowledge with you.

To view and download the full programme, click here.

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01 April 2021

Canvas business models for the most promising system concepts


Daniel Garcia-Almiñana and colleagues concluded an important step in Work Package 5 and published the report of ‘Canvas business models for the most promising system concepts’ of DISCOVERER.

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