DISCOVERER – The Benefits and Challenges of Very Low Earth Orbits

In this new Masterclass, Dr. Nick Crisp from the University of Manchester summarises the challenges and opportunities of designing satellites for and flying them in very low Earth orbit (VLEO). A similar lecture was held by the project’s scientific coordinator,  Dr. Peter Roberts, at the beginning of the project in 2017 (, so it is of particular interest to watch this new Masterclass in light of the huge steps forward that the DISCOVERER team has made since then.