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

How can we improve aerodynamics and increase the satellite's lifetime, while reducing drag?

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18 December 2019

DISCOVERER Autumn 2019 Newsletter


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

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26-29 November 2019

4th GA Meeting in Brussels

From 26 – 29 November 2019, the 4th General Assembly (GA) Meeting of DISCOVERER, including our annual Masterclasses, took place in Brussels. We are happy to announce that the project progresses well!

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21 November 2019

University of Manchester launches new materials to the ISS

Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed new, “aerodynamic” materials in the frame of the DISCOVERER project, which have been sent to the International Space Station (ISS) for testing.

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21 October 2019

DISCOVERER at the IAC 2019

The DISCOVERER project sent a delegation of five staff to the 70th International Astronautical Congress in Washington D.C. 21st – 25th October 2019, including work from four of the project’s work packages.

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