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.
How is this possible?

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Impact on
and society

Why it matters

Are there materials or processes which reduce the induced drag on spacecraft surfaces?

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31 October 2018


Check out our latest DISCOVERER newsletter capturing the recent exciting outputs from the project.

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10 December 2018

Masterclasses on YouTube!

Do you want to learn more about the physics, design challenges, system modelling, and market opportunities of VLEO (very low earth orbit) satellites? Then check out our complete DISCOVERER video playlist!

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3 July 2018

Project video online now!

Watch our brand new DISCOVERER video explaining the most important facts about the project.

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15 June 2018

Useful Feedback received at 1st DISCOVERER Action Check Review Meeting

On 15th June, the DISCOVERER Steering Committee met four experts and the EC Project Officer in Barcelona to assess and discuss the work and progress of the DISCOVERER project carried out during the first period.

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