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17 November 2020

DISCOVERER Symposium postponed to 28 – 29 June 2021


Planning is moving ahead for the 1st International Symposium on Very Low Earth Orbit Missions and Technologies!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affecting many countries around the world, it has become clear that the face to face element of the symposium as originally planned is unviable in January 2021.  Rather than move to an online only conference, and to ensure that as many people as possible are able to join us for the symposium, we have decided to postpone the symposium to summer 2021.

The 1st International Symposium on Very Low Earth Orbit Missions and Technologies will now be held on June 28 – 29, 2021.

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17 November 2020

Mass spectrometry for VLEO and DISCOVERER

In this Masterclass, Prof. Dr. Dhiren Kataria from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL) at University College London (UCL) speaks about the use of different mass spectrometry technologies in very low Earth orbit (VLEO) and the scientific reasons challenges behind that. With a special focus on the technology used for the DISCOVERER project, he elaborates on electrostatic analyzers, magnetic analyzers, combinations, and analyzers that can identify different particle species!

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02 November 2020

Diagnostics of ion-beams for space propulsion & surface processing

Prof. Dr. Holger Kersten from the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) was invited to hold a DISCOVERER Masterclass about diagnostics of ion-beams for space propulsion and industrial surface processing at last year’s GA meeting in Brussels, Belgium. Enjoy his entire talk on YouTube!

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