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23 March 2022

SOAR mission has come to an end

After a 9-month mission to investigate aerodynamics and the environment in very low Earth orbit, our DISCOVERER project scientific test satellite SOAR has now come to the end of its life and has re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere. The recent increase in solar activity accelerated SOAR’s demise.

We would like to thank our partner institutions GomSpace, The University of Manchester, Elecnor Deimos & UCL for all their hard work and support on this mission!

Now we turn our attention to analysing the data collected by SOAR during the mission and working towards the next generation of satellites that can operate sustainably in lower altitude orbits!

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14 March 2022

DISCOVERER project extended

We are pleased to announce that the DISCOVERER project will be extended until the end of September 2022.

Stay tuned and look forward to new updates!

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10 February 2022

DISCOVERER 6th GA Meeting

After 3 days of fruitful discussions, our final GA meeting has been successfully concluded. We are looking forward to the last few months until the DISCOVERER project will officially come to an end.

Many thanks to all who participated!

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