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.

The IAC is the most prestigious conference event in the space industry each year, showcasing cutting edge research, industrial advances and providing a variety of opportunities to network across all aspects of the space community, with over 4000 delegates in attendance!

Four papers were presented and a Keynote was delivered by Dr Peter Roberts.

‘DISCOVERER – Making Commercial Satellite Operations in Very Low Earth Orbits a Reality’ Dr P. Roberts

‘Concepts and Applications of Aerodynamic Attitude and Orbital Control for Spacecraft in Very Low Earth Orbit’ Dr N. Crisp (WP1)

‘Demonstration of Aerodynamic Control Manoeuvres in Very Low Earth Orbit using SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research)’ Miss S. Livadiotti (WP2)

‘ROAR — A Ground-Based Experimental Facility for Orbital Aerodynamics Research’ Dr V. Oiko (WP3)

‘Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System (ABEP)’ F. Romano (WP4)