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13 January 2021

DISCOVERER materials samples return to earth!


The Space X Dragon Cargo has safely undocked and departed from the International Space Station and is due to splashdown on 13th January 2021 in the Gulf of Mexico. On board are a variety of scientific experiments and research carried on the space station, including DISCOVERER’s materials samples, which have been on orbit for just over a year. We’re looking forward to receiving them back for further analysis in the coming months. Many thanks to the Alpha Space’s MISSE facility for enabling this research to happen.

For further information about the undocking see: https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2021/01/12/cargo-dragon-undocks-from-station-and-heads-for-splashdown/

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12 January 2021

DISCOVERER Symposium – Register now


We are delighted to announce that the symposium is again planned to be a hybrid meeting: it will take place in-person at The University of Manchester, UK and will also be available live online. Online participation will be free of charge!

If you are planning to attend online, please register as soon as possible to help us with planning. Join us for this symposium from the convenience of your desk or grab one of the limited numbers of seats on-site. We also have blocked a limited number of hotels rooms at a special rate.

Sign up now and benefit from our attractive early booking rates!

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17 December 2020

DISCOVERER Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2020


The project has been progressing well and adapting to the challenges that the pandemic has brought, despite some obvious delays this has caused.

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

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