SOAR mission has come to an end

After a 9-month mission to investigate aerodynamics and the environment in very low Earth orbit, our DISCOVERER project scientific test satellite SOAR has now come to the end of its life and has re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere. The recent increase in solar activity accelerated SOAR’s demise.

We would like to thank our partner institutions GomSpace, The University of Manchester, Elecnor Deimos & UCL for all their hard work and support on this mission!

Now we turn our attention to analysing the data collected by SOAR during the mission and working towards the next generation of satellites that can operate sustainably in lower altitude orbits!

Click here to learn more about SOAR.