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28 September 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline coming up

Take part in our first International Symposium on Very Low Earth Orbit Missions and Technologies with submitting your extended abstract.

Deadline for submission: 15 October 2020.
Acceptance for a full paper or poster session will be confirmed by mid-November. Selected papers will be published in the special issue of CEAS Space Journal.

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19 August 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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12 August 2020

DISCOVERER scientists back in the lab

Dr. Vitor Toshiyuki Abrao Oiko (UNIMAN)

“Back in the lab! It feels different in many ways, some of the first days were exhausting, preparing the room, organizing it (it only took me a global pandemic to finally tidy it up a bit), and getting our experiment back to where we left it 20 weeks ago. It also feels good to see some familiar faces again, and some new ones too, even from a 2m distance in a barely populated building. Now it’s time to carry on with our work, get things going so we can have some nice results to show in the months to come. Cheers, Vitor”

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